Annual report 2016-2017 Empowering innovation through IP
Corporate Statistics

Key activities

Product outputs
2012-2013 2013-2014 2014-2015 2015-2016 2016-2017
Applications
Patents 35,848 37,044 37,526 37,052 37,297
Patents National 10,080 10,205 9,356 7,625 9,911
Patent cooperation treaty 25,768 26,839 28,170 29,427 27,386
Trademarks 49,125 50,132 51,181 53,232 55,446
Copyrights 8,069 8,314 7,638 8,674 8,750
Industrial designs 5,389 5,370 5,881 6,043 6,141
Integrated circuit topographies 1 3 0 0 0
ISA 2,364 2,286 2,484 2,277 2,097
IPEA 270 257 268 280 225
Requests for examination
Patents 28,161 28,497 28,776 28,596 28,199
Disposals
Patents 37,682 38,533 36,370 32,422 32,635
Grants/registrations
Patents 21,529 23,482 23,746 22,494 26,960
Trademarks 26,116 27,210 25,613 33,026 34,164
Copyrights 8,013 8,284 7,617 8,663 8,688
Industrial designs 4,052 4,049 6,472 5,670 5,691
Integrated circuit topographies 0 0 0 0 0
Abandonments
Trademarks 17,907 18,613 18,442 19,658 19,961
Copyrights 60 26 18 16 19
Industrial Designs 317 347 554 481 385
Maintenance/renewals
Patents 301,566 301,296 303,528 306,993 305,468
Trademarks 10,899 11,037 10,999 11,061 12,284
Industrial designs 3,591 3,662 2,976 3,205 3,291
Assignments
Patents 39,112 39,235 38,499 39,932 33,877
Trademarks 12,232 14,557 11,804 13,954 15,782
Copyrights 1,706 2,388 945 1,528 711
Industrial designs 1,754 1,502 1,606 4,038 2,713
Integrated circuit topographies 0 0 0 0 0
Enquiries
Patents 13,672 15,497 12,757 13,969 12,337
Status requests (patents) 2,786 1,236 441 4,278 368
Trademarks 21,792 25,827 21,780 26,695 23,946
Copyrights 5,235 5,681 5,023 4,533 4,089
Industrial designs 952 1,131 926 980 1,000
Integrated circuit topographies 5 24 10 14 15
General information 26,029 27,104 28,132 22,992 25,381
Total enquiries 69,351 76,500 69,069 73,463 67,136

Human resources

Employees by age group
March 2013 March 2014 March 2015 March 2016 March 2017
< 35 Years 17.0% 15.3% 13.6% 12% 14%
35 to 49 Years 54.0% 54.5% 57.4% 59% 58%
50 + Years 29.0% 30.2% 29.0% 30% 28%
Total Employees
March 2013 March 2014 March 2015 March 2016 March 2017
Total Employees 1 038 1 033 965 942 961
Employees by gender
March 2013 March 2014 March 2015 March 2016 March 2017
Male 506 501 457 447 463
Female 532 532 512 495 498

Information branch

Enquiries
2012-2013 2013-2014 2014-2015 2015-2016 2016-2017
Enquiries 69,351 76,500 69,069 73,463 67,136
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