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Anhui Files 108,800 Patents in 2018, Ranking 5th in China

source:www.cnanhui.org release date:2019/01/29 hits:12

Anhui province applied for 108,800 patents in 2018, ranking fifth in China, local authorities said at a meeting on Jan 21.

Meanwhile, 14,800 patents were granted, bringing the province to the seventh place in the country, statistics from the Anhui Provincial Administration for Market Regulation showed.

The province saw 9.83 patents for invention per 10,000 people, ranking ninth in the country.

Protecting intellectual property (IP) rights is seen as a means of protecting innovation. The province continued to streamline procedures for IP registration, and initiated a pilot program for IP trust transactions last year.

The province, whose trademark applications reached around 200,000 a year ago, has more than 400,000 qualified registered trademarks.

In 2019, the province will digitalize patent applications and trademark registrations, and strive to raise the number of patents per 100,000 people to 11, said Han Yongsheng, head of the market administration.