2014 Statistical Overview – Registrations · Trials

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Registrations

The total number of registrations for intellectual property rights in 2014 reached 288,542, a 2.8% rise from 280,691 in 2013. The registration trends for IPRs have shown a four-consecutive-year increase since 2010.

A breakdown of IP rights shows that patent registrations reached 129,786, a 1.9% growth rate year-on-year, utility models decreased by 16.8% to 4,955, and designs increased by 14.2% to 54,010. Trademark registrations decreased by 0.3%, totaling 99,791.

Trials
The number of trial requests decreased by 7.9% year-on-year to 11,981, down from 13,014 in 2013. A look at IP statistics shows that patents decreased by 9.6% to total 7,335, utility models decreased by 25.3% to total 251, trademarks decreased by 7.1% for a total of 3,823, while designs increased by 26% to total 572.
The number of closed trial cases totaled 9,549 in 2014, a decrease of 6.3% year-on-year.

 

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