In the first half of 2020, 2.195 million patent applications for invention, utility model and design in China were filed with CNIPA, with a year-on-year increase of 9.8%. Among them, the number of invention applications was 683,000, with a year-on-year increase of 5.3%. A total of 29,500 PCT international patent applications were received by CNIPA, with a year-on-year increase of 22.6%.

And the top three Chinese enterprises in terms of granted patent inventions (excluding Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan) were Huawei Technology Co., Ltd. (2,772), Guangdong OPPO Mobile Communication Co., Ltd.  (1,925) and BOE Technology Group Co., Ltd. (1,432).

【Number of Chinese Invention Applications in the First Half of 2019 & 2020】

Number of Chinese Trademark Applications in the First Half of 2019 & 2020】

In the first half of 2020, the number of Chinese trademark applications was 4.844 million, with a year-on-year increase of 24.6%. A total of 3,875 applications for international trademark registration through the Madrid System were received from Chinese applicants, with a year-on-year increase of 36.0%.

【Pendency Period in the First Half of 2019 & 2020】

Pendency Period

First Half of 2019

(month)

First Half of 2020

(month)

Invention

22.7

20.3

Utility model

6.2

6.4

Design

4

3.2

Trademark

5

4.5

 

Source:http://www.cnipa.gov.cn/twzb/gjzscqj2020ndsjdlxxwfbk/index.htm