China Intellectual Property Index — Q4 2015
The number of granted China to U.S. patents increased 5% and the number of published China to U.S. patent applications increased 34%.
The number of registered China to U.S. trademarks increased 1% and the number of new China to U.S. trademark applications increased 6%.
Overall the China Intellectual Property Index increased 14% from the previous quarter and 47% from the year before. All categories of intellectual property increased.
New trademark applications provide the most current indicator of intellectual property activity. While there was an increase in the fourth quarter, it was much smaller than the in the previous two quarters. This could be an early indication of an economic slow down in China or a decrease in Chinese investment in U.S. intellectual property. However, it is probably too early to make any firm conclusions.
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.
Please see our patent page for more information on patents, our trademark page for more information on trademarks and our intellectual property page for more information on intellectual property. You may also be interested in our other indexes.
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