Press release | 2009-09-09 09:50:50

The 10 Most Popular Countries

Where are you filing? We analyzed all PCT applications coordinated by us over the past 12 months to see which countries were most popular. Here’s what we found.

The ten most popular countries, listed by the % of times they were chosen:

1. Europe (55%)   6. India (33%)
2. Canada (41%)   7. Australia (32%)
3. Japan (41%)   8. Brazil (19%)
4. China (40%)   9. Korea (19%)
5. USA (36%)   10. Mexico (18%)

On average, most people filed in 5 countries, but our largest filing was in a massive 19 countries. Will that record be beaten this year?

About inovia

inovia is the global leader in foreign patent filing, having served more than 1,500 clients. Its global instruction platform,, simplifies the PCT national stage entry, direct (Paris Convention) filing and European validation processes. inovia, a member of the RWS Group, has headquarters in New York, offices in London, Munich and Sydney, and agents covering over 130 countries, providing support in all major time zones and IP jurisdictions. inovia's patented technology pioneered online foreign filing and is recognized among WIPO's most notable inventions. For more information visit and follow the company on Twitter @inoviaIP.


Elizabeth Curtin

Marketing Coordinator

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