China Receives More Foreign Invention Patents Applications

China Receives More Foreign Invention Patents Applications


China saw rapid growth of invention patents applications from abroad in 2018, according to the China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA) on January 10. There were 148,000 foreign invention patents applications in China in 2018, rising 9.1% year on year. And the foreign trademark registration applications were 244,000, up 16.5%. According to the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), China ranked top in the number of foreign residents trademark registration applications in 2017, and second in the number of foreign resident invention patent applications. The number of applications for intellectual property rights (IPR) from foreign residents was the indicator of the country's IPR protection level and business environment, said Bi Nan, an official with the CNIPA. China provided an effective guarantee for the IPR of foreign enterprises in China, as well as boosting the technical exchange and cooperation.


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It is lucky for Chen Jun to began his career in the IP industry 14 years ago when the first group of IP managers for businesses appeared on the stage in China and he has been in the industry.

It was this “Whampoa Military Academy” for IP that educated China’s first batch of corporate IP management personnel. Many of these engineers left Foxconn in the years since.