UKIPO Releases IP Facts and Figures Report of 2016

UKIPO Releases IP Facts and Figures Report of 2016


The UK Intellectual Property Office (UKIPO) released “Facts and figures: patent, trade mark, design and hearing data: 2016” on August 15. According to the report, registered design applications jumped to 10,030 last year, compared with 6,472 in 2015, representing a 55% increase. Trademark filings rose significantly—from 58,627 in 2015 to 65,710 last year (12%). While the number of UK patent applications filed over the last five years remains more or less constant, the number of trademarks continues its steady long-term growth.

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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.