Top 5 MEA Countries: Patent Applications (2023)
Published date : 25 June 2024

Top 5 MEA Countries: Patent Applications (2023)

In 2023, European patent applications from key MEA countries revealed diverse trends. Israel's submissions saw a slight dip of 0.9%, from 1,748 in 2022 to 1,733 in 2023, maintaining its strong innovation presence. Turkey showcased a remarkable 7.3% increase, rising from 560 to 601 applications, signaling a robust drive for technological advancement.

Conversely, Saudi Arabia experienced a significant 15.9% decline, with applications dropping from 207 in 2022 to 174 in 2023. The UAE also faced a small decrease of 3.4%, from 89 to 86 applications. South Africa's filings fell sharply by 26.4%, from 87 to 64 in 2023.

European and ICT patent applications are important to secure broader market access, ensure robust intellectual property protection, and to capitalise on the strategic importance of Europe as a hub for global business and innovation. This approach underscores their commitment to safeguarding and commercializing innovations on an international scale.

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