Unilever saw the highest growth of 183% in patent filings and 156% in grants in October in Q4 2023. Compared to Q3 2023, Q4 2023 saw an increase in patent filings by 183% and grants by 156%. GlobalData’s DataBook provides a comprehensive analysis of Unilever‘s patent filings and grants. Buy the databook here.

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Unilever has been focused on protecting inventions in European Patent Office(EPO) with 102 publications in Q4 2023

The European Patent Office(EPO) Patent Office dominates the patent filings and grants with nearly 28% filings and 23% grants. The World Intellectual Property Organization(WIPO), European Patent Office(EPO), United States(US), and Brazil(BR) patent Office are among the top ten patent offices where Unilever is filings its patents. Among the top granted patent authorities, Unilever has 27% of its grants in South Africa(ZA), 23% in European Patent Office(EPO) and 22% in United States(US).

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

Unilever has the highest number of patents in climate change followed by, emissions reduction and circular plastic economy. For climate change, nearly 14% of patents were filed and 17% of patents were granted in Q4 2023.

Household care related patents lead Unilever portfolio followed by cosmetics & toiletries, and personal hygiene

Unilever has highest number of patents in household care followed by cosmetics & toiletries, personal hygiene, skincare, and haircare. For household care, nearly 18% of patents were filed and 13% of patents were granted in Q4 2023.

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