Industrial design applications, resident, 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). Resident application refers to an application filed with the IP office of or acting on behalf of the state or jurisdiction in which the first-named applicant in the application has residence. 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 551,481.00 2015
2 Korea 65,891.00 2015
3 Germany 45,170.00 2015
4 Turkey 38,713.00 2015
5 Japan 24,818.00 2015
6 United States 22,631.00 2015
7 Spain 17,249.00 2015
8 France 13,140.00 2015
9 Iran 8,772.00 2014
10 India 6,829.00 2015
11 Switzerland 4,858.00 2015
12 Ukraine 4,289.00 2015
13 Morocco 3,728.00 2015
14 Thailand 3,383.00 2015
15 Brazil 3,289.00 2015
16 Australia 2,821.00 2015
17 Indonesia 2,651.00 2015
18 Russia 2,616.00 2015
19 Portugal 1,862.00 2015
20 Vietnam 1,839.00 2015
21 Mexico 1,729.00 2015
22 Egypt 1,625.00 2015
23 Hong Kong SAR, China 1,335.00 2015
24 Bangladesh 1,284.00 2015
25 Moldova 1,207.00 2015
26 Israel 1,049.00 2015
27 Argentina 1,016.00 2015
28 Austria 989.00 2015
29 Greece 943.00 2015
30 Czech Republic 928.00 2015
31 Romania 830.00 2015
32 Nigeria 829.00 2013
33 Algeria 825.00 2014
34 Sweden 821.00 2015
35 Canada 797.00 2015
36 Singapore 794.00 2015
37 South Africa 723.00 2015
38 Hungary 674.00 2015
39 Malaysia 627.00 2015
40 Bulgaria 620.00 2015
41 Norway 615.00 2015
42 Philippines 539.00 2015
43 Croatia 406.00 2015
43 Uzbekistan 406.00 2015
45 Sri Lanka 390.00 2015
46 Pakistan 364.00 2015
47 Colombia 358.00 2015
48 New Zealand 345.00 2015
49 Saudi Arabia 321.00 2015
50 Finland 310.00 2015
51 Mongolia 257.00 2014
52 Syrian Arab Republic 251.00 2015
53 Sudan 230.00 2015
54 Ethiopia 220.00 2007
55 Madagascar 205.00 2015
56 Belarus 202.00 2015
57 Slovak Republic 201.00 2015
58 Georgia 175.00 2015
59 Denmark 166.00 2015
60 Peru 131.00 2015
61 Tunisia 129.00 2015
62 Cyprus 123.00 2015
63 Serbia 122.00 2015
64 Paraguay 121.00 2010
65 Ireland 115.00 2015
66 Latvia 102.00 2015
67 Kazakhstan 94.00 2015
68 United Arab Emirates 91.00 2014
69 Lithuania 87.00 2015
70 Kenya 73.00 2015
71 Jamaica 65.00 2015
72 Liechtenstein 61.00 2015
73 Jordan 55.00 2015
74 Ecuador 52.00 2010
75 Estonia 49.00 2015
76 Dominican Republic 48.00 2015
76 Macedonia 48.00 2015
78 Monaco 46.00 2015
79 Chile 43.00 2015
80 Armenia 31.00 2015
81 Mozambique 30.00 2015
82 Zambia 29.00 2014
83 Bolivia 26.00 2014
84 Bosnia and Herzegovina 24.00 2015
85 The Bahamas 23.00 2014
86 Kyrgyz Republic 21.00 2015
86 Macao SAR, China 21.00 2015
88 Guatemala 20.00 2015
89 Slovenia 19.00 2015
89 Panama 19.00 2015
91 Trinidad and Tobago 18.00 2015
92 Nepal 16.00 2015
92 Iceland 16.00 2015
94 Samoa 15.00 2014
95 Botswana 12.00 2014
96 El Salvador 11.00 2015
96 Azerbaijan 11.00 2015
98 Malta 10.00 2014
98 Costa Rica 10.00 2015
98 Kiribati 10.00 2013
98 Mauritius 10.00 2013
102 Guinea-Bissau 9.00 2013
102 Cambodia 9.00 2015
104 Montenegro 8.00 2015
104 Uruguay 8.00 2015
104 Cuba 8.00 2014
107 Honduras 7.00 2015
108 Belize 6.00 2008
109 Oman 5.00 2015
109 Rwanda 5.00 2015
111 Burkina Faso 4.00 2010
111 Brunei 4.00 2014
111 Yemen 4.00 2015
114 Papua New Guinea 3.00 2015
114 Ghana 3.00 2010
114 Bahrain 3.00 2015
117 Djibouti 2.00 2013
118 Barbados 1.00 2015
118 Namibia 1.00 2015
118 Albania 1.00 2015
118 Senegal 1.00 2008
118 Italy 1.00 2015
118 Antigua and Barbuda 1.00 2012
118 Tajikistan 1.00 2013
118 Nicaragua 1.00 2013
118 St. Lucia 1.00 2013
118 Poland 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