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International Patent Applications Defy 2022 Challenges, Continue Upward Trend

Demand for patent protection continued to grow in 2022, with innovators in China, the United States, Japan, the Republic of Korea and Germany leading in filings under WIPO’s Patent Cooperation Treaty. Designs contained in filings via WIPO rose while trademark applications slid compared with an exceptional previous year.

WIPO Invites Applicants for 2023 Global Awards Competition for SMEs

WIPO has opened the 2023 edition of its Global Awards program, seeking small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) candidates from around the world that use intellectual property (IP)-backed innovation and creativity in an exceptional manner to achieve business goals and improve society.

Worldwide IP Filings Reached New All-Time Highs in 2021, Asia Drives Growth

Global IP filings for patents, trademarks and designs reached new heights in 2021, showing the resilience of the global innovation ecosystem during the COVID-19 pandemic. Bucking the trend from previous economic downturns, IP filings remained strong during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 and soared in 2021, WIPO’s World Intellectual Property Indicators (WIPI) report showed.

Apply Now: WIPO’s Young Experts Program

WIPO is recruiting a new team of Young Experts. Aimed at training the next generation of global intellectual property leaders, WIPO’s Young Experts Program (YEP) will host 12 junior professionals with leadership potential for a two-year program at WIPO, beginning in early 2023.

GII Science & Technology Clusters: East Asia Tops Ranking

Four of the world’s five biggest science and technology clusters are located in East Asia – one in Japan, two in China, one in Republic of Korea and the fifth in the United States - according to an early release from the 2022 edition of WIPO’s Global Innovation Index (GII). The full GII 2022 report will be released on September 29, 2022.

Save the Date: September 29, 2022 – Launch of the Global Innovation Index 2022

The 15th edition of WIPO’s Global Innovation Index (GII) will be released on Thursday, September 29, 2022, from 13:30 to 16:00 p.m. (Geneva time) during a hybrid event featuring ministers, business leaders and innovation experts. The event will include a presentation of key findings of the GII 2022 and two panel discussions.

Save the Date: WIPO Global Awards Ceremony 2022

Tune in live to watch the first-ever WIPO Global Awards medals ceremony on July 19, when five exceptional small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) will be unveiled as winners from a pool of hundreds of applicants from around the world. WIPO's new Global Awards program recognizes exceptional enterprises and individuals using IP to make a positive impact.

Assemblies of the Member States of WIPO

The Sixty-Third Series of Meetings of the Assemblies of the Member States of WIPO will take place at WIPO headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, from July 14-22, 2022. Follow along online!

Meet the 2022 WIPO Global Awards Finalists

Twenty innovative small and medium-sized enterprises from around the world are finalists for the first-ever WIPO Global Awards. A selection team chose the finalists from among 272 submissions from 62 countries for the prize, which celebrates commercial solutions based on intellectual property rights to impact economic, social and cultural progress both at home and abroad.