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Iran marked fastest growth in industrial design counts worldwide -UN Report

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TEHRAN, 7 December 2017 (UNIC) – The Islamic Republic of Iran marked the fastest growth in industrial design counts worldwide with a 34.8 per cent increase, the United Nations intellectual property agency said Wednesday.

According to the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), global industrial design filing activity in 2016 grew by 10.4 per cent to an estimated 963,100 applications containing 1.2 million designs. Design counts worldwide grew by 8.3 per cent, driven primarily by strong growth in China. 

The office of China received applications containing 650,344 designs in 2016, corresponding to 52 per cent of the world total, followed by the European Union (EU) at 104,522, the Republic of Korea at 69,120, Germany at 56,188 and Turkey at 46,305. 

Among the top 20 offices, the fastest growth in design counts occurred in Iran, a 34.8 per cent increase, followed by Ukraine’s 17.4 per cent growth, China’s 14.3 per cent increase and the US’s 12.1 per cent growth.  

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