Industrial design applications, nonresident, by count - Country Ranking

Definition: Industrial design applications are applications to register an industrial design with a national or regional Intellectual Property (IP) offices and designations received by relevant offices through the Hague System. Industrial designs are applied to a wide variety of industrial products and handicrafts. They refer to the ornamental or aesthetic aspects of a useful article, including compositions of lines or colors or any three-dimensional forms that give a special appearance to a product or handicraft. The holder of a registered industrial design has exclusive rights against unauthorized copying or imitation of the design by third parties. Industrial design registrations are valid for a limited period. The term of protection is usually 15 years for most jurisdictions. However, differences in legislation do exist, notably in China (which provides for a 10-year term from the application date). Non-resident application refers to an application filed with the IP office of or acting on behalf of a state or jurisdiction in which the first-named applicant in the application is not domiciled. Design count is used to render application data for industrial applications across offices comparable, as some offices follow a single-class/single-design filing system while other have a multiple class/design filing system.

Source: World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), Statistics Database at www.wipo.int/ipstats/. The International Bureau of WIPO assumes no responsibility with respect to the transformation of these data.

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Rank Country Value Year
1 China 17,578.00 2015
2 United States 17,497.00 2015
3 Germany 11,329.00 2015
4 Switzerland 7,384.00 2015
5 Turkey 7,139.00 2015
6 Korea 6,567.00 2015
7 Japan 5,533.00 2015
8 Canada 5,049.00 2015
9 Australia 4,203.00 2015
10 Hong Kong SAR, China 3,847.00 2015
11 Norway 3,538.00 2015
12 Singapore 3,468.00 2015
13 India 3,461.00 2015
14 Russia 3,386.00 2015
15 Ukraine 3,199.00 2015
16 Brazil 2,750.00 2015
17 Mexico 2,270.00 2015
18 Morocco 2,222.00 2015
19 Monaco 1,541.00 2015
20 Tunisia 1,449.00 2015
21 Macedonia 1,395.00 2015
22 Montenegro 1,357.00 2015
23 Indonesia 1,321.00 2015
24 South Africa 1,237.00 2015
25 Liechtenstein 1,228.00 2015
26 Austria 1,181.00 2015
27 Oman 1,180.00 2015
28 Bosnia and Herzegovina 1,173.00 2015
29 Malaysia 1,135.00 2015
30 Azerbaijan 1,096.00 2015
31 Thailand 1,078.00 2015
32 Georgia 1,060.00 2015
33 Vietnam 1,046.00 2015
34 Albania 1,040.00 2015
35 Egypt 1,038.00 2015
36 Moldova 999.00 2015
37 Serbia 987.00 2015
38 New Zealand 984.00 2015
39 France 857.00 2015
40 Armenia 855.00 2015
41 Kyrgyz Republic 832.00 2015
42 Mongolia 791.00 2015
43 Belize 733.00 2015
44 United Arab Emirates 713.00 2014
45 Spain 606.00 2015
46 Argentina 565.00 2015
47 Philippines 564.00 2015
48 Croatia 556.00 2015
49 Saudi Arabia 503.00 2015
50 Israel 489.00 2015
51 Greece 387.00 2015
52 Slovenia 383.00 2015
53 Colombia 360.00 2015
54 Chile 359.00 2015
55 Italy 350.00 2015
56 Lithuania 334.00 2015
57 Iceland 245.00 2015
58 Macao SAR, China 228.00 2015
59 Peru 227.00 2015
60 Guatemala 210.00 2015
61 Romania 186.00 2015
62 Belarus 185.00 2015
63 Paraguay 150.00 2010
64 Finland 140.00 2015
65 Bulgaria 138.00 2015
66 Tajikistan 131.00 2015
67 Pakistan 125.00 2015
68 Dem. People's Rep. Korea 124.00 2015
68 Nigeria 124.00 2013
70 Kazakhstan 123.00 2015
71 Denmark 115.00 2015
72 Ecuador 110.00 2010
73 Ghana 101.00 2015
74 Algeria 95.00 2014
74 Namibia 95.00 2015
76 Bangladesh 92.00 2015
76 Iran 92.00 2014
78 Brunei 91.00 2015
79 Portugal 88.00 2015
79 Mozambique 88.00 2015
81 Panama 78.00 2015
82 Syrian Arab Republic 75.00 2015
83 Suriname 73.00 2015
84 Sri Lanka 67.00 2015
85 Czech Republic 65.00 2015
86 Rwanda 64.00 2015
87 Ireland 63.00 2015
88 Poland 61.00 2015
88 Bahrain 61.00 2015
90 Cambodia 60.00 2015
91 Slovak Republic 57.00 2015
92 Botswana 56.00 2015
92 Hungary 56.00 2015
94 Jordan 55.00 2015
95 São Tomé and Principe 50.00 2015
96 Uruguay 49.00 2015
96 Latvia 49.00 2015
98 Costa Rica 48.00 2015
99 Senegal 47.00 2015
100 Dominican Republic 37.00 2015
101 Papua New Guinea 36.00 2015
101 Côte d'Ivoire 36.00 2015
103 Benin 35.00 2015
104 Bolivia 34.00 2014
105 Estonia 31.00 2015
106 Sweden 27.00 2015
106 El Salvador 27.00 2015
108 Mali 26.00 2015
108 Ethiopia 26.00 2007
110 Gabon 25.00 2015
111 Uzbekistan 22.00 2015
111 Trinidad and Tobago 22.00 2015
113 Sudan 20.00 2015
114 Nepal 19.00 2015
115 Honduras 15.00 2015
116 Niger 13.00 2015
117 Kenya 12.00 2015
118 Zambia 11.00 2014
119 Cyprus 10.00 2008
120 Nicaragua 9.00 2014
121 Mauritius 5.00 2013
121 Samoa 5.00 2014
123 Yemen 4.00 2015
124 Barbados 3.00 2015
124 Cuba 3.00 2014
126 Bhutan 2.00 2013
126 Djibouti 2.00 2014
126 St. Vincent and the Grenadines 2.00 2014
126 Malta 2.00 2013
130 The Bahamas 1.00 2014
130 Antigua and Barbuda 1.00 2015
130 Madagascar 1.00 2015
130 Jamaica 1.00 2015

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Limitations and Exceptions: An industrial design right protects only the appearance or aesthetic features of a product, whereas a patent protects an invention that offers a new technical solution to a problem. In principle, an industrial design right does not protect the technical or functional features of a product. Industrial design registrations are valid for a limited period. The term of protection is usually 15 years for most jurisdictions. However, differences in legislation do exist, notably in China (which provides for a 10-year term from the application date). Data are based on information supplied to World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) by IP offices in annual surveys, supplemented by data in national IP office reports. Data may be missing for some offices or periods.

Aggregation method: Sum

Periodicity: Annual