WIPO published its annual statistic regarding intellectual property activity for 2015.
According to the data the applications for patents rose with 7,8% in 2015 compare with 2014. The top 3 countries with the highest patent application rate are China, Indonesia and Russia. There was 2,9 million new applications worldwide in 2015 and 1,2 million registrations.
As for trademark applications there is an increase of 15,3% for 2015. The most active countries are Japan, Italy and China.
In the case of industrial design applications there is a rise of 2,3% globally, where the most active countries are Iran, China and US.
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