By  on October 15, 2019

GENEVA — The apparel sector posted big volumes in trademark and industrial design applications worldwide in 2018, and with China the driving force in intellectual property activity, a report by the World Intellectual Property Organization said.

“Roughly two-thirds of all intellectual property applications are being filed in Asia…it is a very important development worldwide — 66.8 percent for patents, 70 percent for trademarks, 69.7 percent for industrial designs, in that, China has been the major driving force,” said Francis Gurry, WIPO director-general, during the launch of the World Intellectual Property Indicators 2019 report.

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