Press Room Archive 2017

China Tops Patent, Trademark, Design Filings in 2016 (PR/2017/814)

Worldwide filings for patents, trademarks and industrial designs reached record heights in 2016 amid soaring demand in China, which received more patent applications than the combined total for the United States of America, Japan, the Republic of Korea and the European Patent Office.

Global Innovation Index 2017: Switzerland, Sweden, Netherlands, USA, UK Top Annual Ranking (PR/2017/808)

Switzerland, Sweden, the Netherlands, the USA and the UK are the world’s most-innovative countries, while a group of nations including India, Kenya, and Viet Nam are outperforming their development-level peers, according to the Global Innovation Index 2017 co-authored by Cornell University, INSEAD and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).