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2022 Global Patent and Trademark Applications Summary


In 2022, the five  IP offices (IP 5) and TIPO experienced a 2.1% to 2.5% increase in patent applications. CNIPA received 1,619,268, EPO received 193,460, and TIPO received 50,242, all showing growth compared to the previous year. Other patent offices remained relatively stable. For utility models, only CNIPA saw an increase, totaling 2,950,653 applications. Conversely, both design patents and trademarks decreased for the five major patent offices and TIPO.

In terms of granted patents and trademark registrations, CNIPA stands out with a significant 14.7% increase in the grant of invention patents, totaling 798,347. TIPO also experienced a 1.6% year-on-year increase, reaching 37,175 granted patents. USPTO witnessed a 7.3% growth in trademark registrations, totaling 362,597. JPO demonstrated growth in both invention patents (201,420) and design patents (29,540), with a 7.5% to 9.2% increase, along with trademark registrations (322,768 classes). Conversely, other patent offices saw decreases in various granted patents and trademark registrations.

As to the distribution of patent applications in different technical fields in 2022, EPO handled the highest number of invention patent applications in "Digital Communication," while USPTO and CNIPA dominated in the field of "Computing Technology." JPO and KIPO focused on "Electronic Mechanical Energy Devices," and Taiwan prioritized the field of "Semiconductors."

For design patent applications, the most common category across JPO, USPTO, and TIPO was "Data Processing Equipment, etc.," which ranked third at EUIPO and CNIPA.

With regard to the top five classes of trademarks across TIPO and the five trademark offices (TM 5) shows that "Computers and Technology Products, etc." consistently ranked among the top three, while "Scientific and Technical Services" secured a place in the top five for EUIPO, JPO, and USPTO.

This analysis underscores the active engagement of applicants in forward-looking technological innovation and business strategies in Taiwan, the United States, Japan, Europe, South Korea, and mainland China.

  • Publish Date : 2023-12-20
  • Update : 2023-12-20
  • Organization : International Legal Affairs Office
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