WIPO releases global trademark and patent stats for 2014

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The World Intellectual Property Organization has released statistics related to the global trademark and patent applications.

Sharing data for years 2012-2013, the latest infographic shows some surprising information that brand creators, entrepreneurs and IP attorneys will find interesting:

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WIPO trademark and patent stats for 2014.

  • In 2013, 2.6 million patents were applied for globally
  • Annual growth was 9% for patent applications in 2012-2013
  • Of that number, 81% were filed in just five locales: China, US, Japan, South Korea, European Patent Office
  • There were 7 million trademark applications, and 46% of which in five locales: China, US, European Union, France, Russian Federation
  • Three industry sectors received 45% of all trademark activity: Agriculture, Research and Technology, Clothing.
  • There were 1.2 million industrial design applications, of which 75% were in five locales: China, European Union, South Korea, Germany, Turkey

For the full infographic by WIPO, click here to view in PDF format.


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