In the first half of this year, the filing and grant of patent/trademark applications in China have four features:

  1. The patent filings have a fast year-on-year growth. The increase of invention patent applications is 20.9% higher than the same period of last year. The utility model has the biggest increase among three kinds of applications.
  2. The grants for invention, utility model and design applications all increased over the same period of last year. The invention applications have a fastest growth.
  3. The proportion of service inventions remained stable which is respectively over 80% and 90% for domestic in-ventions filings and domestic invention grants.
  4. The trademark filings have a fast year-on-year growth. The increase of trademark applications is 27.3% higher than the same period of last year.

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