Kao saw the highest growth of 98% in patent filings in July and 127% in grants in August in Q3 2023. Compared to Q2 2023, Q3 2023 saw an increase in patent filings by 98% and grants by 85%. GlobalData’s DataBook provides a comprehensive analysis of Kao‘s patent filings and grants. Buy the databook here.

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Kao has been focused on protecting inventions in Japan(JP) with 372 publications in Q3 2023

The Japan(JP) Patent Office dominates the patent filings and grants with nearly 47% filings and 60% grants. The Japan(JP), China(CN), World Intellectual Property Organization(WIPO), and European Patent Office(EPO) patent Office are among the top ten patent offices where Kao is filings its patents. Among the top granted patent authorities, Kao has 60% of its grants in Japan(JP), 16% in China(CN), and 8% in United States(US).

Henkel could be the strongest competitor for Kao

In terms of grant share, Kao stands in first position among its competitors. Henkel and Colgate-Palmolive secured the top positions according to recent patent publication data.

Patents related to climate change and emissions reduction lead Kao's portfolio

Kao has the highest number of patents in climate change followed by, emissions reduction and health & wellness. For climate change, nearly 28% of patents were filed and 25% of patents were granted in Q3 2023.

Cosmetics & toiletries related patents lead Kao portfolio followed by skincare, and household care

Kao has highest number of patents in cosmetics & toiletries followed by skincare, household care, over-the-counter healthcare and haircare. For cosmetics & toiletries, nearly 21% of patents were filed and 17% of patents were granted in Q3 2023.

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