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China drives stunning growth in global trademark applications, UN says

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By Tom MilesGENEVA (Reuters) - China was the driving force by a 30 percent leap in global trademark applications in 2017 as innovation turns into the main battleground among competing world economies, the U.N. World Intellectual Property Organization said on Monday.Figures issued by WIPO showed trademark applications hit 9.11 million last year while patent applications rose 5.8 percent to 3.2 million, with 2018 data showing the trend was continuing, WIPO Director General Francis Gurry told a news conference.Asia now accounted for 65.1 percent of patent applications, 66.6 percent of trademark ...

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First Published: Tue, December 04 2018. 10:54 IST