Economics and Statistics
The policies and strategies adopted by businesses, governments and other WIPO stakeholders towards intellectual property (IP) affect their performance. To assist in promoting evidence-based decision-making in this area, WIPO seeks to make available a wide range of statistical information and economic analysis. These data also contribute to one of the Organization's nine strategic goals - creating a world reference source for IP information and analysis.
Statistics are offered on the worldwide use of patents, trademarks, utility models, industrial designs, microorganisms and WIPO-administered international filing mechanisms along with a series of reports summarizing key trends in the international IP system.
Latest News on the Economics of IP
Latest News on IP Statistics
- The 2013 edition of the PCT Yearly Review is now available (May 13, 2013)
- The 2013 edition of the Hague Yearly Review is now available (Apr 24, 2013)
- Strong Growth in Demand for Intellectual Property Rights in 2012 (Mar 19, 2013)
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