Statistics for 2018 on the number of patents received in the world
Globally, inventors filed more than three million patent applications last year – 5.8 per cent more than a year earlier. In the first place in the number of patent applications - China. The Russian Federation is also among the top ten inventors. And Ukraine is among the four leaders in the development of new plant varieties.
This is reported in a new report of the world intellectual property organization (WIPO). Its authors note that last year 3.17 million patent applications were registered in the...worldwide. Their number has been growing for the eighth year in a row. The number of applications for registration of trademarks made up of 12.39 million, and industrial designs – 1.24 million For each of these types of intellectual property rights the greatest volume of bids falls on China
"The growth of demand for intellectual property rights protection is outpacing the growth of the world economy. This trend shows that innovation is becoming an increasingly important factor in competition and economic activity in General," said WIPO Director General Francis Gurry.
He stressed that in just a few decades, China has built a powerful intellectual property system, stimulated innovation in the country and became one of the world leaders in this field.
Last year in China was 1.38 million patent applications in the United States - almost 607 thousand, in Japan, 318 thousand, in Germany - almost 68 thousand in the Russian Federation almost 37 thousand.
Asian countries, in particular China, Japan and the Republic of Korea, also led the way in terms of trademark and design applications last year. Among the" leaders " in the development of new varieties of plants – in fourth place Ukraine. She gave 1350 such requests. Only China, the European Union and the United States were ahead of Ukraine.
Pictured is WIPO Director General Francis Gurry.