The third quarter of the year
2011 saw a two-digit increase in IP filings and a considerable growth in
registrations. There was a disproportionally high increase in applications for
Some of the most important
trends compared to the same period in 2010 include:
- applications for all IP
rights (patents, utility models, designs, trademarks) increased by 10.1%.
- applications by foreigners
for all IP rights increased by 10.2% while domestic filings rose by 10.0%
- applications for patents
increased by 8.5% while utility model applications continued to decrease (minus 9.8%)
- there was a particular high
increase in trade mark applications by 21.4%
- grants of all IP rights grew
- grants for patents increased
by 34.9%, while registrations of utility
models increased even more by 42.4%.
For further information,
please refer to KIPO
news of 23 November 2011.