Vietnam: patent filing 2017, Japan still on the top, Korea at the highest increase
Th6 10, 2018
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Vietnam: patent filing 2017, Japan still on the top, Korea at the highest increase

In 2017, total 5396 patent applications have been filed in Vietnam with the increasing rate is 3.21%.

2017 2016 Increasing rate
Total 5396 5228 + 3.21%

Japanese applicants have filed 1397 applications which make up over one-fourth of total patent applications filed into Vietnam this year. United States has come in second with 809 applications, and the third and fourth belong to Korea and China respectively. Total patent applications of European applicants have been around 800.

In respect of increasing rate, Korea has been at the highest with +21.35% (2016, China at the highest with nearly 100%).  Conversely, Switzerland has decreased at the deepest with -26.70%.

Top 8 filing countries listed in following table.

Countries 2017 2016 Increasing rate
1 Japan 1397 1348 + 3.63%
2 United States 809 792 + 2.15%
3 Korea 699 576 + 21.35%
4 China 537 493 + 8.92%
5 Vietnam 505 563 – 10.30%
6 Germany 219 251 – 12.75%
7 Switzerland 173 236 – 26.70%
8 Taiwan 155 165 – 6.06%

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