Newsletter Dec 10, 2016

IP Trend of Third Quarter of 2016 in Taiwan Announcement by TIPO

Regarding patent applications during the third quarter of 2016, the total amount of patent applications in Taiwan including three types of patent reach 18,121 and have increased by 0.34% compared to the same period of last year, with 10, 849 invention patent applications, 5,045 utility model applications, and 2, 227 design applications filed.
Regarding invention patent, domestic people filed a total of 4, 066 which goes down by 0.59%; a total of 6,783 applications are filed by foreign applicants, which goes up by 1.06%. Japanese applicants (3,069) seize the 1st place among other foreign applicant. No. 2 to No. 4 are the applicants of the U.S. (1,753), South Korea (442), China (335), and Germany (314), respectively.

Regarding trademark applications in Taiwan during the third quarter of 2016, a total of 19, 874 trademark registrations are applied, going down by 2.11% compared to the same period of last year. Amount of applications filed by domestic applicants (14, 513) goes down by 2.7%, and the number of applications submitted by foreign applicants (5,361) also goes down by 3.87%.    

Top five foreign applicants are the applicants from China (957), Japan (910), U.S. (875), Hong Kong (400), and South Korea (272), respectively.



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