December 2018 | No. 12/2018


World Intellectual Property Indicators 2018

The World Intellectual Property Indicators 2018 is now available in English at:


This annual report presents the latest trends in global intellectual property (IP) activity, covering the filing, registration and maintenance of patents, utility models, trademarks, industrial designs, microorganisms, plant variety protection and geographical indications.  The 2018 edition also looks at the creative economy for the first time, making it even more comprehensive.  The report includes around 170 indicators covering data for 150 IP offices around the world.

This year’s special theme explores how one might statistically capture patent litigation activity.  It compares patent litigation systems across jurisdictions and documents the challenges associated with collecting comprehensive and comparable patent litigation data.  

Highlights from the World Intellectual Property Indicators have been published in Press Release PR/208/826 at:


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