Each year, innovators file thousands of international patent, trademark and industrial design applications to protect their intellectual property across multiple countries.

In 2019, China 🇨🇳 became the top filer of international patent applications, followed by the U.S. 🇺🇸, Japan 🇯🇵, Germany 🇩🇪, and the Republic of Korea 🇰🇷

Watch video and see what countries made it to the top 10 spots for international patent filings over the last 20 years.

  

 Source: World Intellectual Property Organization