Industrial design applications, nonresident, by count - Country Ranking - Asia

Definition: Industrial design applications are applications to register an industrial design with a national or regional Intellectual Property (IP) offices and designations received by relevant offices through the Hague System. Industrial designs are applied to a wide variety of industrial products and handicrafts. They refer to the ornamental or aesthetic aspects of a useful article, including compositions of lines or colors or any three-dimensional forms that give a special appearance to a product or handicraft. The holder of a registered industrial design has exclusive rights against unauthorized copying or imitation of the design by third parties. Industrial design registrations are valid for a limited period. The term of protection is usually 15 years for most jurisdictions. However, differences in legislation do exist, notably in China (which provides for a 10-year term from the application date). Non-resident application refers to an application filed with the IP office of or acting on behalf of a state or jurisdiction in which the first-named applicant in the application is not domiciled. Design count is used to render application data for industrial applications across offices comparable, as some offices follow a single-class/single-design filing system while other have a multiple class/design filing system.

Source: World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), Statistics Database at www.wipo.int/ipstats/. The International Bureau of WIPO assumes no responsibility with respect to the transformation of these data.

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Rank Country Value Year
1 China 17,578.00 2015
2 Turkey 7,139.00 2015
3 Korea 6,567.00 2015
4 Japan 5,533.00 2015
5 Hong Kong SAR, China 3,847.00 2015
6 Singapore 3,468.00 2015
7 India 3,461.00 2015
8 Russia 3,386.00 2015
9 Indonesia 1,321.00 2015
10 Oman 1,180.00 2015
11 Malaysia 1,135.00 2015
12 Azerbaijan 1,096.00 2015
13 Thailand 1,078.00 2015
14 Georgia 1,060.00 2015
15 Vietnam 1,046.00 2015
16 Armenia 855.00 2015
17 Kyrgyz Republic 832.00 2015
18 Mongolia 791.00 2015
19 United Arab Emirates 713.00 2014
20 Philippines 564.00 2015
21 Saudi Arabia 503.00 2015
22 Israel 489.00 2015
23 Macao SAR, China 228.00 2015
24 Tajikistan 131.00 2015
25 Pakistan 125.00 2015
26 Dem. People's Rep. Korea 124.00 2015
27 Kazakhstan 123.00 2015
28 Iran 92.00 2014
28 Bangladesh 92.00 2015
30 Brunei 91.00 2015
31 Syrian Arab Republic 75.00 2015
32 Sri Lanka 67.00 2015
33 Bahrain 61.00 2015
34 Cambodia 60.00 2015
35 Jordan 55.00 2015
36 Uzbekistan 22.00 2015
37 Nepal 19.00 2015
38 Yemen 4.00 2015
39 Bhutan 2.00 2013

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Limitations and Exceptions: An industrial design right protects only the appearance or aesthetic features of a product, whereas a patent protects an invention that offers a new technical solution to a problem. In principle, an industrial design right does not protect the technical or functional features of a product. Industrial design registrations are valid for a limited period. The term of protection is usually 15 years for most jurisdictions. However, differences in legislation do exist, notably in China (which provides for a 10-year term from the application date). Data are based on information supplied to World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) by IP offices in annual surveys, supplemented by data in national IP office reports. Data may be missing for some offices or periods.

Aggregation method: Sum

Periodicity: Annual