Global IP Filings Continue to Grow, China Tops Global Patent Filings

Global IP Filings Continue to Grow, China Tops Global Patent Filings.

A new WIPO report shows that while the global economy continued to underperform, intellectual property (IP) filings worldwide kept growing strongly in 2011. It also finds that China’s patent office became the largest in the world, as measured by the number of patent applications received. Before 2011, China already accounted for most filings of utility models (UMs), trademarks and industrial designs.

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