Intellectual Property Statistics Trends in February 2021
In February 2021, the number of IP applications in Korea was 42,114, and the cumulative number of applications from January to February was 87,744, an increase of 10.9% compared to the same period last year, utility models decreased by 8.1% while patents increased by 4.9%, designs by 9.1%, and trademarks by 16.8%.
In February 2021, the number of intellectual property registrations in Korea was 25,521, and the cumulative number of registrations in 2021 was 52,720, an increase of 2.1% compared to the same period in 2020, utility models decreased by 17.4% and 2.9% while patents and designs increased 8.1% and 0.1%, respectively.
In the case of request for examination, the number of requests in February 2021 was 16,629, and the number of accumulated requests in 2021 was 33,859, an increase of 3.1% compared to the same period last year. The number of requests for trial was 580 as of February 2021, and the cumulative number this year was 1,196, a 14.8% decrease compared to the same period last year.