On March 2, the World Intellectual Property Office (WIPO) released the data of the international filings for patents, trademarks and industrial designs in 2020. China filed 68,720 PCT applications in 2020, up 16.1%, continuing to lead the world in this field. In 2019, China surpassed the U.S. in PCT applications for the first time.MORE>>

On December 4, the 14th Conference of Heads of Offices between CNIPA and the European Patent Office (EPO) was held online, attended by CNIPA Commissioner Shen Changyu and EPO President António Campinos.MORE>>

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  • Major IPR statistics from January to November 2020

    According to the Intellectual Property Statistics Briefs in 2020 released by the Strategic Planning Department of the State Intellectual Property Office, from January to November 2020, China applied for 1.403 million invention patents, and granted 470 million invention patents.

  • An Innovation Economy Already

    China has transitioned from a beneficiary to a creator of international intellectual property.

  • China Ranks 14th in 2019 Global Innovation Index

    Recently, the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) released the 2019 Global Innovation Index Report (GII) in India.According to the GII, China ranks 14th, ascending three spots to join the ranks of the top 15 innovative economies for the first time.

  • Revised Patent Law Passed, Effective Next June

    The 22nd Session of the 13th National People's Congress (NPC) voted and passed the revised patent law on October 17. The ensuing No.55 Presidential Order signed by President Xi Jinping announced the decision. The law will enter into force on June 1, 2021.