[Taiwan] TIPO released IPR statistics for first half of 2020
  The Taiwan Intellectual Property Office (TIPO) released statistics regarding applications of intellectual property right in the first half of 2020.

A quick glance on the figures:
  • Patent : Total applications - 33,954, showing a 4% decrease compared to the first half of 2019
  • Domestic applicants contribute 1% of decrease in the total number of patent applications while the foreign-domiciled applicants contribute 8% of decrease
  • It is however worth noting that the number of #invention patent application filed by the domestic applicants is indeed increased by 1%
  • Trademark : Total applications - 43,386, which reach a new peak
  • Applications filed by the domestic applicants account for 71.3% of all trademark applications, which indicate a growth rate of 10% compared to the first half of 2019
  • In contrast, the number of applications filed by the foreign-domiciled applicants dropped by 12%
Please see the following for full article: https://www.tipo.gov.tw/en/cp-282-880477-4ee7f-2.html

  In conclusion, the IP developments in local industries presents a steady growth despite the COVID-19 crisis this year. However, the pandemic does affect the marketing planning of overseas entities to Taiwan.

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