Italian Patent Filings In China Increase

Italian Patent Filings In China Increase

Last month the European Patent Office (EPO) and the China’s State Intellectual Property Office (Sipo) have celebrated their 30th anniversary of bilateral collaboration. Such a cooperation is supported not only by the technical and informational interchange between the two organizations, but also in terms of patent and patent application registration. Where total filings of Chinese enterprises at EPO have been increased in the period 2010-2014 with an annual rate of growth estimated at about 20% (taking into consideration that the total filings of all countries at EPO have been increased in the same period of about 3.7%), the number of filing per year on behalf of Italian enterprises at Sipo has been increased in the same period of about 4.8%. These considerations demonstrate a constantly-rising economical collaboration between the two countries.