Intellectual property (IP) Statistics for 2019, published annually, were announced by WIPO. China in 2019 surpassed the United States of America (U.S.) as the top source of international patent applications filed with WIPO amid another year of robust growth for the Organization’s international intellectual property (IP) services, treaty-adherence activity and revenue base. [...]
Happy World Intellectual Property Day! Reach for Gold: IP and Sports
Record Year for International Patent Applications in 2016. Strong Demand Also for Trademark and Industrial Design Protection. China’s ZTE Corporation overtook its crosstown rival Huawei Technologies as the biggest filer of international patent applications via WIPO in 2016 and U.S.-based Qualcomm Inc. claimed third position amid another year of strong demand for WIPO’s intellectual [...]
The Nice Classification (NCL), which consists of 45 classes, is an international classification of goods and services applied for the registration of marks. The eleventh edition of the NCL came into force on January 1, 2017. Click to access the eleventh edition of the NCL.