Monday IPDate April 10, 2023
The European Patent Office (EPO) has released Patent Index 2022
Patent filings at the EPO were up 2.5%, with digital and clean energy technologies the main drivers of growth. While digital communication continued to boom, as did biotechnology, innovation in batteries and semiconductors surged. Filings from P.R. China and the US saw the greatest absolute growth.
India released its 2021-2022 Intellectual Property Report
The highlights of the Annual Report reflect the accomplishments of the IP Office during the aforementioned period, specifically in the domain of patents and designs.
Switzerland: The number of active trade marks rises further
The number of trade marks active in Switzerland has continued to rise. At the end of 2022, there were almost 550,000 active trade marks.