WIPO data: China moves into second in PCT patent applications
China is on course to overtake the US in three years as the largest source of applications filed under WIPO’s Patent Cooperation Treaty. Trade mark filing under the Madrid System and design filing under the Hague System both increased in 2017
China has moved into second position as a source of international patent applications filed via WIPO in 2017, behind the US, revealed WIPO while announcing a record year for its intellectual property services for patents, trade marks and industrial designs.
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