Annual Report 2014–2015
Corporate statistics

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Key activities

Product outputs
2011-2012 2012-2013 2013-2014 2014-2015
Applications
Patents 36,926 35,848 37,044 37,526
Patents National 9,976 10,080 10,205 9,356
Patent cooperation treaty 26,950 25,768 26,839 28,170
Trademarks 49,484 49,125 50,132 51,181
Copyrights 8,212 8,069 8,314 7,638
Industrial designs 5,170 5,389 5,370 5,881
Integrated circuit topographies 0 1 3 0
ISA 2,291 2,364 2,286 2,484
IPEA 258 270 257 268
Requests for examination
Patents 29,077 28,161 28,497 28,776
Disposals
Patents 36,211 37,682 38,533 36,370
Grants/registrations
Patents 20,624 21,529 23,482 23,746
Trademarks 26,782 26,116 27,210 25,613
Copyrights 8,167 8,013 8,284 7,617
Industrial designs 4,640 4,052 4,049 6,472
Integrated circuit topographies 0 0 0 0
Abandonments
Trademarks 17,428 17,907 18,613 18,442
Copyrights 186 60 26 18
Industrial Designs 262 317 347 554
Maintenance/renewals
Patents 301,122 301,566 301,296 303,528
Trademarks 10,874 10,899 11,037 10,999
Industrial designs 2,377 3,591 3,662 2,976
Assignments
Patents 36,406 39,112 39,235 38,499
Trademarks 11,285 12,232 14,557 11,804
Copyrights 1,093 1,706 2,388 0
Industrial designs 1,624 1,754 1,502 0
Integrated circuit topographies 0 0 0 0
Enquiries
Patents 18,323 13,672 15,497 12,757
Status requests (patents) 2,978 2,786 1,236 441
Trademarks 29,601 21,792 25,827 21,780
Copyrights 9,746 5,235 5,681 5,023
Industrial designs 987 952 1,131 926
Integrated circuit topographies 18 5 24 10
General information 5,073 26,029 27,104 28,132
Total enquiries 66,726 69,351 76,500 69,069

Finance

Revenues by products and services
Patents Trademarks Copyrights and industrial designs Information
Revenues by products and services 78.0% 18.8% 2.9% 0.3%
Operating expenditures by category
Salaries and benefits Professional services Amortization Accommodation Other
Operating expenditures by category 66.2% 23.9% 0.6% 5.1% 4.2%
Expenditures by branch grouping
Product lines Direct support Indirect support
Expenditures by branch grouping 67.7% 20.2% 12.2%
Patent revenues
Application Examination Registration/grant Assignment Maintenance/renewals fees Other revenues ISA/IPEA
Patent revenues 11.8% 20.5% 5.8% 3.3% 52.3% 2.7% 3.6%
Trademark revenues
Application Examination Registration/grant Assignment Maintenance/renewal fees Other revenues
Trademark revenues 7.5% 50.1% 8.9% 4.3% 14.0% 15.2%
Copyright and industrial design revenues
Application Registration/grant Assignment Maintenance/renewals fees Other revenues
Copyright and industrial design revenues 8.6% 60.6% 4.7% 23.0% 3.0%

Human resources

Employees by age group
March 2012 March 2013 March 2014 March 2015
< 35 Years 24.7% 17.0% 15.3% 13.6%
35 to 49 Years 49.9% 54.0% 54.5% 57.4%
50 + Years 25.4% 29.0% 30.2% 29.0%
Total Employees
March 2012 March 2013 March 2014 March 2015
Total Employees 1 041 1 038 1 033 965
Employees by gender
March 2012 March 2013 March 2014 March 2015
Male 501 506 501 456
Female 540 532 532 509

Information branch

Enquiries
2011-2012 2012-2013 2013-2014 2014-2015
Enquiries 66,726 69,351 76,500 69,069
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