Report: IP Activities in China // 2019 H1 Update

August 15th, 2019 ‧ 2 min read

As we saw in our previous report on the matter, IP activities in China have been increasing for several years now.

In a fast-changing environment such as IP in China (here is our CEO’s take on the topic), it is important to keep up with the changes in order to anticipate future developments and opportunities.

To help you with these tasks, we will regularly publish a report on our website to present and analyze the most updated data retrieved from both the CNIPA (Chinese National Intellectual Property Administration) and Patentcloud — our cloud-based IP intelligence platform.

After reporting and analyzing the trends for 2018, we’re now going to take a look at the data for the first half of 2019, starting with the application data.

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Key Takeaways

  • A total of 1,999,647 applications were filed, which accounts for approximately 46% of 2018’s total number.

  • Among these, 95% of the applications were domestic, with more than half of them being for Utility Models.

  • Only 5% were foreign applications, with approximately 85% of them being for Inventions.

  • The number of applications for Inventions (649,129) decreased by 13.6% compared with 2018 H1, while the number of patent grants (238,237) increased by 9.9%.

  • A total of 24,094 PCT applications were filed, which accounts for approximately 44% of 2018’s total number; among them, 22,175 were domestic.

  • A total of 2,904 Integrated Circuit Layout Design Patent applications were filed, which accounts for approximately 66% of 2018’s total number; both the applications and registrations boomed, with a respective growth compared to 2018 H1 of 46% and 52%.

  • A total of 3,437,942 trademark applications were filed, which accounts for approximately 47% of 2018’s total number; among them, 3,310,619 were domestic.

  • The total number of trademark registrations is 3,384,319, an increase of 68.6% compared to 2018 H1.

Data collected and analyzed by William Lee.

Stay tuned for the second part of the report, which will focus on transaction data. In the meantime, read out latest blog article here.

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