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Hague applications increased by 11% in 2022

Demand for international designs grew significantly in 2022, with 25,028 designs included in international applications – according to data published by WIPO.

The 11.2% growth compared to 2021 was driven by the accession of China on 5 May 2022 . Applicants from the country sought protection for 2,558 designs putting it in second place behind Germany. Italy moved up to third place, followed by the United States and Switzerland.

The top filer was Procter & Gamble with 687 designs in published applications, followed by Philips Electronics; Samsung Electronics (which was number one in 2021); Wenko-Wenselaar GMBH; and I Paleohorinos Fotistika.

Six of the top 10 filers were in Europe, two in Korea and one each in China and the US.

The increase in design applications in 2022 contrasts with other international IP rights: PCT filings grew by just 0.3% in the year, and use of the Madrid System for international trade marks fell by 6.1%.

Read more, and view an animation about the data, on WIPO’s website here.

Posted by: Blog Administrator @ 10.01
Tags: Hague System, WIPO, Procter & Gamble,
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