WIPO: Worldwide IP Filings Reached New All-Time Highs in 2021, Asia Drives Growth
Global intellectual property (IP) filings for patents, trademarks and designs reached new heights in 2021, showing the resilience of the global innovation ecosystem during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The WIPI, which compiles the latest data from some 150 national and regional IP, found a substantial rise in patent filings in China, combined with robust contributions from the IP office of the Republic of Korea and the European Patent Office. These were the main drivers of global growth in 2021.
EPO: President decides future format of oral proceedings in opposition
As the reaction of most users to the pilot has been positive, the President has decided that VICOs should become the default format of oral proceedings in opposition from 1 January 2023.
CNIPA has released the revised trademark form, which will be put into use on December 1, 2022
CNIPA adjusted the trademark form and published several revised forms including trademark registration application, review, objection and international registration.
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