World Intellectual Property Organization

Press Room Archive 2014

US and China Drive International Patent Filing Growth in Record-Setting Year (PR/2014/755)

The United States of America and China drove record-level patent-filing activity via WIPO in 2013 as the number of annual international patent applications surpassed the 200,000 mark for the first time. International trademark and industrial-design filings also achieved new record-breaking levels.

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