WIPO Report: Asia Drove Global IP Filings to New High Last Year

December 26, 2022

The latest World Intellectual Property Indicators report released by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) on November 21 showed that the global intellectual property filings for patents, trademarks and designs in 2021 still hit a new high, which is benefited by the increased filings in Asian countries such as China, South Korea and India.

The report showed that global innovators have filed 3.4 million patent applications in 2021, with a year-on-year increase of 3.6%, and the applications received by Asian offices accounted for 67.6% of the world's total. Among them, the applications from China, South Korea and India increased by 5.5%, 2.5% and 5.5% respectively. Among the data of about 150 countries and regions compiled in the report, the CNIPA received 1.59 million patent applications in 2021, ranking first. Offices in the United States, Japan, South Korea and Europe are not far behind.

Also, in terms of the filings of trademark and industrial design, China also ranked first in the world.

(Source: news.cn)