Intellectual Property Development & Research Center of the China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA) recently released the Evaluation Report on China's Intellectual Property Development 2020. The Report includes two sets of evaluation index systems, the "National and Regional Intellectual Property Development Evaluation Index System" and the "International Comparison Index System of the Intellectual Property Development". The former includes 60 indicators such as creation, application, protection and environment, and the latter includes 45 indicators such as intellectual property capability, performance and environment.
According to the evaluation results of the Report, since the implementation of the Outline of the National Intellectual Property Strategy, China's comprehensive intellectual property strength has jumped. In 2020, the national comprehensive intellectual property development index increased from a base period value of 100 in 2010 to 304.7, representing an average annual growth rate of 11.8%. In particular, the intellectual property institutional environment has improved significantly.The national intellectual property environmental index has increased from a base period value of 100 in 2010 to 315.3 in 2020, with an average annual growth rate of 12.2%. The intellectual property legal system has been continuously improved, the service capabilities have been greatly improved, and the protection awareness has been significantly strengthened.
From the view of regional evaluation, the scores of intellectual property comprehensive development index of Guangdong, Jiangsu, Beijing, Shanghai, Zhejiang and Shandong rank in the top six respectively in 2020.
From the view of international comparison, the world ranking of China's intellectual property development level has jumped from the 17th in 2015 to the 8th in 2019.
(Source: the website of the CNIPA)