Industrial design applications, nonresident, by count - Country Ranking - Europe

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 Germany 11,329.00 2015
2 Switzerland 7,384.00 2015
3 Turkey 7,139.00 2015
4 Norway 3,538.00 2015
5 Ukraine 3,199.00 2015
6 Monaco 1,541.00 2015
7 Macedonia 1,395.00 2015
8 Montenegro 1,357.00 2015
9 Liechtenstein 1,228.00 2015
10 Austria 1,181.00 2015
11 Bosnia and Herzegovina 1,173.00 2015
12 Albania 1,040.00 2015
13 Moldova 999.00 2015
14 Serbia 987.00 2015
15 France 857.00 2015
16 Spain 606.00 2015
17 Croatia 556.00 2015
18 Greece 387.00 2015
19 Slovenia 383.00 2015
20 Italy 350.00 2015
21 Lithuania 334.00 2015
22 Iceland 245.00 2015
23 Romania 186.00 2015
24 Belarus 185.00 2015
25 Finland 140.00 2015
26 Bulgaria 138.00 2015
27 Denmark 115.00 2015
28 Portugal 88.00 2015
29 Czech Republic 65.00 2015
30 Ireland 63.00 2015
31 Poland 61.00 2015
32 Slovak Republic 57.00 2015
33 Hungary 56.00 2015
34 Latvia 49.00 2015
35 Estonia 31.00 2015
36 Sweden 27.00 2015
37 Cyprus 10.00 2008
38 Malta 2.00 2013

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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