Engagement in the international intellectual property family has played an active role in the rapid and sound development of China’s own IP system, as statistics show.
On March 19, 1985, China formally acceded to the Paris Convention. The rapidly climbing figures over the past 25 years prove that engagement in the international intellectual property family has played an active role in the rapid and sound development of China’s intellectual property system, and show that China is becoming a more active intellectual property player in the world.
From April 1985 to January 2010, a total of 935,598 patent applications were received by the State Intellectual Property Office from overseas applicants, including 807,667 patent applications for inventions, 14,339 patent applications for utility models and 113,592 patent applications for designs
A a total of 442,335 patents were granted, including 332,671 patents for inventions, 11,528 patents for utility models and 98,136 patents for designs.
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