IP: China leads the way!

Two Chinese Companies ZTE and HUAWEI filed the most PCT Patent Applications in 2016 according to a recent statistics issued by the World Intellectual Property Office.

Together these two companies filed over 7000 PCT Patent Applications for different inventions. LG Corporation of Korea had to be content with third place.

Another Chinese company, and social media and technology giant, TENCENT, topped global Trademark applications last year with more than 4000 filings.

It appears though China’s efforts to become a global innovation house is on track. Long gone are the days when China was seen as imitators only.

Contact us at www.riclaw.co.za and we’ll assist you with your Patent or Trademark Applications in China or elsewhere.

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