The 2022 report of the WIPO’s World Intellectual Property Indicators is out: 2021 was the highest year of IP ﬁlings in history.
According to the WIPO, this is the worldwide overall report:
Growth Rate From 2020 to 2021
Overall, there was a total of
Million Patent Applications
Applications that stood out:
Industrial Design, with
China clearly put its efforts up front on innovation and IP, being the country with the highest number of applications in all fields.
What can we expect for the coming years?
The boom in patent applications may suggest solid confidence in patent treaties.
2021 also demonstrated to be a favorable year for patent filings in Colombia. According to the WIPO’s web page, the number of applications from residents went from 369 in 2020 to 432 in 2021.
Let’s hope for equal or stronger worldwide innovation and IP growth for WIPO’s report in 2023.