China Makes 1.38 Million Patent Applications for Inventions in 2017

China Makes 1.38 Million Patent Applications for Inventions in 2017

2018/6/8

China has achieved remarkable results in IPR protection, according to an official at the SIPO on June 5. China made 1.38 million patent applications for inventions in 2017, up 14.2%, the highest in seven years. In the past five years, 192,000 cases of patent infringement and counterfeiting were investigated and punished in China, as well as 173,000 cases of trademark infringement and counterfeiting. The processing cycle of patent infringement cases has shortened to 1 month from over 3 months, while the authorization cycle for invention patents has shortened from an average 22 months to 3 months. The review cycle of the trademark registration has shortened to 8 months from 9 months.
Source: SIPO



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