China Intellectual Property Quarterly Index

China Intellectual Property Index Q1 2016
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China Intellectual Property Index — Q1 2016

The number of granted China to U.S. patents decreased 2% and the number of published China to U.S. patent applications decreased 22%.

The number of registered China to U.S. trademarks increased 36% and the number of new China to U.S. trademark applications increased 18%.

Overall the China Intellectual Property Index increased 1% from the previous quarter and 53% from the year before.

New trademark applications provide the most current indicator of intellectual property activity. The 18% increase in new applications, indicates strong growth in Chinese investment in U.S. intellectual property. The number of new applications was more than twice the amount filed in Q1 2015.


The China Intellectual Property Index is intended as a broad measure of intellectual property activity in the United States of America that at least partially originates from China. The Index tracks U.S. patent and trademark records that are filed by inventors, applicants and owners from the People’s Republic of China. The Index includes granted patents, published patent applications, registered  trademarks and new trademark applications that have been filed with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

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