In addition, about 1.24 million patents were granted worldwide in 2015, benefiting from the increase in the number of patents granted in China, an increase of 5.2% over the previous year. The number of patents granted in China in 2015 reached approximately 35.9 million, exceeding the US's approximately 298,000, making it the country with the largest number of authorizations. In addition, China also ranks first in the world in terms of trademark and industrial design applications.
According to the World Intellectual Property Index annual report released on the same day, innovators around the world submitted about 2.9 million patent applications in 2015, an increase of 7.8% over 2014, and the demand for patent protection continued to grow for the sixth consecutive year. .
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Francis Gurry, Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organization, said that in 2015, policymakers around the world sought to stimulate economic growth and promote good progress in intellectual property applications. In addition to China's continued growth in global patent applications, the use of intellectual property rights in most countries is also increasing, indicating that intellectual property rights are becoming increasingly important in a global knowledge economy.
Xinhua News Agency, Geneva, November 23 (Reporter Zhang Miao) The World Intellectual Property Organization released a report in Geneva on the 23rd, stating that in 2015, the number of Chinese patent applications exceeded one million for the first time in a single year, pushing global patent applications to a new high.
In 2015, the State Intellectual Property Office of China accepted more than 1.1 million patent applications, and the number of applications was almost equal to the total number of patent applications accepted by the US, Japan, and South Korean patent authorities in the world. Among them, the United States ranked second with approximately 589,000 patent applications, and Japan and South Korea ranked third and fourth respectively with approximately 318,000 and approximately 213,000 applications.