Annual report 2015-2016 Fuelling global innovation
Corporate Statistics

Key activities

Product outputs
2012-2013 2013-2014 2014-2015 2015-2016
Applications
Patents 35,848 37,044 37,526 37,052
Patents National 10,080 10,205 9,356 7,625
Patent cooperation treaty 25,768 26,839 28,170 29,427
Trademarks 49,125 50,132 51,181 53,232
Copyrights 8,069 8,314 7,638 8,674
Industrial designs 5,389 5,370 5,881 6,043
Integrated circuit topographies 1 3 0 0
ISA 2,364 2,286 2,484 2,277
IPEA 270 257 268 280
Requests for examination
Patents 28,161 28,497 28,776 28,596
Disposals
Patents 37,682 38,533 36,370 32,422
Grants/registrations
Patents 21,529 23,482 23,746 22,494
Trademarks 26,116 27,210 25,613 33,026
Copyrights 8,013 8,284 7,617 8,663
Industrial designs 4,052 4,049 6,472 5,670
Integrated circuit topographies 0 0 0 0
Abandonments
Trademarks 17,907 18,613 18,442 19,658
Copyrights 60 26 18 16
Industrial Designs 317 347 554 481
Maintenance/renewals
Patents 301,566 301,296 303,528 306,993
Trademarks 10,899 11,037 10,999 11,061
Industrial designs 3,591 3,662 2,976 3,205
Assignments
Patents 39,112 39,235 38,499 39,932
Trademarks 12,232 14,557 11,804 13,954
Copyrights 1,706 2,388 945 1,528
Industrial designs 1,754 1,502 1,606 4,038
Integrated circuit topographies 0 0 0 0
Enquiries
Patents 13,672 15,497 12,757 13,969
Status requests (patents) 2,786 1,236 441 4,278
Trademarks 21,792 25,827 21,780 26,695
Copyrights 5,235 5,681 5,023 4,533
Industrial designs 952 1,131 926 980
Integrated circuit topographies 5 24 10 14
General information 26,029 27,104 28,132 22,992
Total enquiries 69,351 76,500 69,069 73,463

Human resources

Employees by age group
March 2013 March 2014 March 2015 March 2016
< 35 Years 17.0% 15.3% 13.6% 12%
35 to 49 Years 54.0% 54.5% 57.4% 59%
50 + Years 29.0% 30.2% 29.0% 30%
Total Employees
March 2013 March 2014 March 2015 March 2016
Total Employees 1 038 1 033 965 942
Employees by gender
March 2013 March 2014 March 2015 March 2016
Male 506 501 456 447
Female 532 532 509 495

Information branch

Enquiries
2012-2013 2013-2014 2014-2015 2015-2015
Enquiries 69,351 76,500 69,069 73,463
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