In the first half of the year, a total of 26,200 patent review requests were accepted by China National Intellectual Property Administration and 25,700 cases were closed. 2,600 requests for patent invalidation declarations were accepted and 4300 cases were closed. In China, the examination period of invention patents is 20.3 months, high-value patents 15.2 months, utility model 6.4 months, and design 3.2 months.
In the first half of the year, 4.284 million trademark applications were filed and 2.629 million trademarks were registered. By the end of June 2020, the number of effective registered trademarks in China has been reached 27.414 million.
A total of 166,000 applications for various trademark review and adjudication cases were received, and 192,000 cases were closed. The average review period of trademark registration is stable within 4.5 months.
In the first half of the year, 322 enterprises were approved to use special marks for geographical indication products, and 364 geographical indication trademarks were approved to be registered by China National Intellectual Property Administration. By the end of June 2020, 2,385 geographical indication products have been approved, 8,811 enterprises have been approved to use special marks and 5,682 geographical indication trademarks have been registered.
Layout-design of Integrated Circuits
In the first half of the year, 5,176 applications for registration of layout-design of integrated circuits were filed, rising by 78.2% compared with the same period last year and 4,074 of them were granted with certificates in China, rising by 111.6% compared with the same period last year.
IP Protection and Use
In the first half of the year, there were 5,320 cases of administrative adjudication of patent infringement disputes in all provinces (districts and cities). The national patent and trademark pledge amount was 85.3 billion Yuan, rising by 45% compared with the same period last year. The number of pledge projects was 4,678, rising by 52% compared with the same period last year. Among them, the patent pledge amount was 65.1 billion Yuan, rising by 61% compared with the same period last year; the number of pledge projects was 4,171, rising by 54% compared with the same period last year; the total amount of trademark pledge was 20.2 billion Yuan, rising by 8.8% compared with the same period last year; the number of pledge projects was 507, rising by 34% compared with the same period last year.
Source: Official Account of China National Intellectual Property Administration