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Hague System Yearly Review 2023

May 16, 2023

WIPO has released the latest edition of the Hague Yearly Review providing comprehensive facts and figures on, and analysis of, the use of the Hague System in 2022.

Key figures…

Applicants based in Europe accounted for 66.3% of all designs filed in 2022, reflecting Hague System membership – the majority of members are in Europe. Following the accessions of China, Japan and the Republic of Korea, the proportion of designs originating from Asia increased from 3.0% in 2012 to 22.9% in 2022.


Total % change
International applications 7,973 +18.8%
International registrations 7,725 +26.5%
Renewals of international registrations 5,284 -3.2%
Designs contained in international applications 25,030 +11.2%
Designs contained in international registrations 25,148 +25.8%
Designs contained in renewals of international registrations 21,081 +5.4%
International registrations in force 51,172 +7.8%

Executive Summary

An executive summary of the report – in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish – will be released later.

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