China Ranks Top PCT Filer for Fourth Year Running
Updated: 3 08,2023 Source:China IP News

The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) recently unveiled the results of international filings of patents, trademarks and industrial designs in 2022. China has remained the top origin of PCT (Patent Cooperation Treaty) international applications for the fourth consecutive year since its inaugural crowning in 2019.

China ranks top PCT filer for fourth year running

Top 5 international patent applications by origin (PCT System) 2022

1.China (70,015)

2.the U.S. (59,056)

3.Japan (50,345)

4.the Republic of Korea (22,012)

5.Germany (17,530)

Top 5 companies in international patent applications by origin (PCT System ) 2022

1.Huawei (7,689)

2.Samsung Electronics (4,387)

3.Qualcomm (3,855)

4.Mitsubishi Electric (2,320)

5.Ericsson (2,158)

"China's entry into the Hague System – WIPO's international register for industrial designs – fueled design applications from China and the rest of the world, showing that multilateral approaches to international cooperation can deliver benefits for everyone."

--WIPO Director General Daren Tang