Belgium, China, Denmark, Sweden

Matrosgatan 1
211 18 Malmö, Sweden
Phone: +46 40 98 51 00
Fax: +46 40 26 05 16


AWA is a leading IP firm with over 350 employees across 19 offices in Belgium, China, Denmark, Hong Kong, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and Switzerland.

We believe tomorrow is today’s emerging business – rising up from untapped potential within established industries and start-ups. No matter the size or industry, we help our clients create business out of their ideas and innovations.

AWA was founded in 1897 by Swedish engineer Anders Wilhelm Anderson. His initials form our company name and remind us of our proud history.

We supply a full-service offering of IP law services in prosecution, dispute litigation, aftermarket services, legal advice, strategy and commercialisation. Our IP professionals are experts in patents, trademark, design, copyright and domain names.

AWA has close to 200 IP specialists (including 70 European patent attorneys and 35 European trademark and design attorneys) helping over 4,300 clients in almost 60 countries with all aspects of their intellectual property needs.

Areas of specialization:

  • Patents
  • Trademarks
  • Designs
  • Copyright
  • Domain Names
  • IP Strategy
  • Life Sciences
  • Dispute Resolution and Litigation

Association memberships

  • APAA
  • ECTA
  • epi
  • INTA


Belgium, China, Denmark and Sweden


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Group CEO
Phone: +46 40 98 52 25



sidsel-hauge-_crop.jpgSidsel Hauge
CEO AWA Denmark
Phone: +45 43 31 33 26



ai-leen_lim_crop.jpgAi-Leen Lim
Phone: +852 3702 5550

Leaders profiles

Ai-Leen Lim

Ai-Leen Lim

Ai-Leen Lim leads AWA Asia’s offices as chief executive officer and principal counsel, managing its headquarters in Hong Kong…

  • Chief Executive Officer & Principal Counsel
  • AWA
  • China

Inga-Lill Andersson

Inga-Lill Andersson

Inga-Lill Andersson is a European patent attorney and business area manager for North Sweden. Andersson has a background in chemistry…

  • Business area manager, north Sweden
  • AWA
  • Sweden

Ashley Zhao

Ashley Zhao

Ashley has been practicing Chinese IP law since 2005 and was admitted to the PRC Bar in 2008. She is regularly involved in both…

  • Partner
  • AWA
  • China

Sidsel Hauge

Sidsel Hauge

Sidsel Hauge is a European patent attorney, chief executive officer of AWA Denmark and vice president of the AWA Group. She manages…

  • European Patent Attorney
  • AWA
  • Denmark

Anette Rasmussen

Anette Rasmussen

Anette Rasmussen is a partner and attorney at law. She began her career in IP law in 1998 as an examiner at the Norwegian Patent…

  • Partner Attorney & Team Manager
  • AWA
  • Denmark

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