Newsletter Aug 10, 2017

IP Trend of First half of 2017 in Taiwan Announced by TIPO

Regarding patent applications during the first half of 2017, the total amount of patent applications in Taiwan including three types of patent reaches 35,566, with 21,913 invention patent applications, 9,694 utility model applications, and 3,959 design patent applications, and has increased by 3% compared to the amount of the same period last year.

Referring to invention patent, a total amount filed by domestic applicants is 8,086, while the amount filed by foreign applicants is 13,827, up by 9% and 5%, respectively. Japanese applicant (6,275) seizes the first place among other foreign applicants. The second to fifth are U.S. (3,244), South Korea (822), China (807), and Hong Kong (589) applicants, respectively. In more detail, the top one corporations of domestic and foreign applicants are TSMC (329) and Alibaba Group (495), respectively.

Regarding trademark applications in Taiwan during the first half of 2017, a total of 40,390 trademark registrations are filed, up by 6% compared to the application amount of the same period last year. Amount of applications filed by domestic applicants (30,028) goes up by 8%, while by foreign applicants (10,362) goes down by 2%. Top five foreign applicants are China (2,082), Japan (1,841), U.S. (1,692), Hong Kong (713), and South Korea (668) applicants, respectively.



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