China's Applications of Industry Design Patent Evaluation Report Exceed 20,000

Nov.16 (China IP News) -- According to the recent data from the State Intellectual Property Office of PRC (SIPO), as of the day of October 28th, 2016, the totally amount of applications of China's industry design patent evaluation report exceeded the benchmark of 20,000.

It is reported that, the evaluation reports of industry design patent system was put into force on October 1st, 2009. Then the Patent Law of PRC amended in 2008 added this legal conception for the first time. In July 2010, SIPO received its first  application of industry design patent evaluation report. From then on, the yearly amount of applications of industry design patent evaluation report increased rapidly. Back to 2010, only 33 applications of industry design evaluation report were submitted to SIPO during the whole year, while  the number of it reached to 390 in 2011. And it rose to 6,032 in the year of 2015. As of October 28th, 7,004 applications of industry design patent evaluation report were submitted in 2016.

Since the evaluation reports of industry design patent system established, it took 5 years for China to increase the number to 10,000. And the number doubled in only 14 months later. The great-leap forward development reflects that China's industry design patent preliminary examination system has attached the public importance and acceptation, and the evaluation reports of industry design patent system has been an important part of China's industry design patent examination system. (by Gao Xiaoyu)

2016-11-16