World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) has published 2022 edition of World Intellectual Property Indicators-WIPI that analyses the IP activities (Patents, Trademarks, Designs and Plant varieties) around the world during the 2021. The report presents strong growth in intellectual property (IP) filings in 2021, as entrepreneurship, technology, innovation and digitalization continue to drive forward national and global growth.

In 2021, the innovators globally filed 3.4 million patent applications that means 3.6% more than the previous year with offices in Asia receiving 67.6% of all applications worldwide. Trademark and industrial design filing activity grew by even more – 5.5% and 9.2%, respectively.