Iran marked fastest growth in industrial design counts worldwide: UN

The Islamic Republic of Iran marked the fastest growth in industrial design counts worldwide with a 34.8 percent 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 percent to an estimated 963,100 applications containing 1.2 million designs. Design counts worldwide grew by 8.3 percent, driven primarily by strong growth in China, said a press release published by the UN Information Center (UNIC) in Tehran on Thursday. 

The office of China received applications containing 650,344 designs in 2016, corresponding to 52 percent 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 percent increase, followed by Ukraine’s 17.4 percent growth, China’s 14.3 percent increase and the US’s 12.1 percent growth. 

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