WIPO has published its annual World Intellectual Property Indicators Report for 2020.
Despite the pandemic and all accompanying economic problems, the data clearly shows that the interest in intellectual property rights is rising on a global basis.
According to the report, there is a 13,7% increase in trademark applications for 2020, a 1,6% increase in patents applications, 2% for designs, and 5,1% for plant varieties.
A number of patent applications:
Trademark applications trend 2006 – 2020:
Design applications by country: