SAMS: China Invention Patent Reached 1.607 Million

November 29, 2018

According to State Administration for Market Supervision (SAMS), during the period from January to September this year, 5.507 million trademark applications were filed, an increase of 39.8%; the trademark registration turnaround time was shortened to less than 7 months; 4,395 Madrid international trademark registration applications were filed from China; the number of valid registered trademarks was 17.981 million by the end of September.

During the same period, 1.191 million invention patent applications were filed, up 7.3% and 328,000 patents granted. The average examination period for invention patent remained consistently at 22 months. The number of PCT international patent applications accepted was 38,000, an increase of 8.4%. By the end of September, the number of invention patents in China reached 1.607 million, an increase of 20.1%. (Source: )