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Trademark and Copyright Statistics in India: Recap 2018

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Trademark and Copyright Statistics in India: Recap 2018

In this post, we bring to you a recap of the Trademark and Copyright statistics from 2018 and a comparison of these numbers with the statistics of 2017.

COPYRIGHT YEAR IN REVIEW 2018

Copyright Applications Filed in 2018

 

Work

 

No. of Applications in 2018

Literary/Dramatic

9,652

Artistic

4,698

Music

323

Cinematograph

306

Sound Recording

710

Computer Software

2,143

Total

17,832

Copyright Applications Filed Monthly in 2018                          

Month

Literary/Dramatic

ArtisticMusic

Cinematograph

Sound RecordingComputer Software

January

949387392845

152

February756339351170

101

March

898346315142

153

April

840404171435

587

May

778

3903127142

157

June

710410262187

215

July

837305284360

124

August

737433304237

121

September

770410234252

90

October

68843723437

145

November

864406201467

153

December

82543120936

145

Total

9,6524,698323306710

2,143

Total Registered Applications Between 2017 & 2018

Year (2017)

Year (2018)Change

Percentage Change

16,603

16,717114

Increase of 0.7%

Total Filed Applications Between 2017 & 2018

Year (2017)

August – December

Year (2018)

August – December

7951

7141

 *Data Provided for 2017 is August 2017 onwards as information before then is not available. 

Judicial Precedents Dealing with Copyright Law during the Year 2018

Court/Tribunal

No. of Orders

Supreme Court of India

6

High Courts

125

Tribunals

2

Total

133

More than 50% of the copyrights filing in 2018 were for Literary and Dramatic works.  It is more than all the other types of works combined.  The second most popular type of work filed were artistic works, followed by computer software.  Music works have averaged 30 filings a month, cinematograph works about 26 filings a month, and sound recordings approximately 60 filing a month.  These type of works traditionally have not shown dramatic increases in the number of filings.  The 16,717 applications registered in 2018 as compared to 2017 has been consistent and only saw a marginal increase of 0.7% increase.  There were a total of 133 copyright related orders issued this year through the various courts and tribunals.  A majority or 125 of them were heard by the high courts.

TRADEMARK YEAR IN REVIEW 2018

Trademark Statistics – A comparison between 2017 and 2018

Particulars

20172018

Percentage Change

Total New Trademark Application Filed

253,906311,078

An increase of 23%

Total Trademark Applications Examined by Trademark Office

378,980370,015

A decrease of 2%

Total Applications Disposed through Show Cause Hearings

69,468279,103

An increase of 302%

Total Applications Published in the Trademark Journal

389,456429,440

An increase of 10%

Total Applications Under Opposition

12,37913,148

An increase of 6%

Total Registrations Granted

33,1837348,556

An increase of 5%

Total Hearing Notices Issued

178,129459,353

An increase of 158%

Total Renewals Notices Issued

135,18995,860

A decrease of 29%

Trademark Judicial Orders in 2018

Court/Tribunal

No. of Orders

Supreme Court

5

High Court

349

Tribunals

31

Total

385

Overall there were dramatic increases in all the activities undertaken by the Trademark Office in 2018 as compared to 2017.  There was a 23% increase in the number of new applications filed but the number of applications examined did not see an increase and was consistent with 2017.  In 2018, a concentrated push by the Trademark Office in the number of the applications disposed through show-cause hearings was witnessed. There were 459,353 hearing notices issued, an increase of 158% from the previous year, and 279,103 application were disposed through hearings, a dramatic increase of 302% from 2017.   There were 385 total trademark related orders issued through the various courts and tribunal, majority of these or 349 were by the high courts.

 

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