WIPO (INSME Member) recently released the 2019 edition of its annual World Intellectual Property Indicators (WIPI) report, a flagship publication presenting the latest trends in global intellectual property activity.
The report includes around 180 indicators covering data for 160 IP offices around the world and covers patents, utility models, trademarks, industrial designs, microorganisms, plant variety protection and geographical indications by offering insightful data.
Among the many figures the report shows that in 2018 innovators filed 3.3 million patents applications with an increase up to the 5.2%; data related to the same year are positive also with regard to the trademark activity which rose to 14.3 million and to the industrial designs that reached 1.3 million.
Asia has been the region with the greatest activity in patent filing: IP offices located in the region received two-third of all applications filed worldwide and this data is driven by China with a record of 1.54 million applications in 2018.
China positive performances are confirmed also with regard to trademark registrations (7.4 million of applications) and industrial designs (708,799 representing the 54% of all applications filed worldwide).
In 2018 Germany has been the country with the highest number of Geographical Indications in force (15.566) followed by China (7.247), Hungary (6.683) and the Czech Republic (6.285).
Get more insights by reading the WIPI at this page.