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Statistical Country Profiles

Austria

Population (Million): 8.46 (2012) (Rank = 92)

Gross Domestic Product (Billion US$)(Constant 2005 US$ (PPP)): 306.84 (2012) (Rank = 35)

IP Filings (Resident + Abroad, Including Regional) and Economy
Year Patent Trademark Industrial Design GDP (Constant 2005 US$)
1998 5,630 25,765 2,995 237.17
1999 5,847 27,446 2,644 245.57
2000 5,962 34,130 2,765 254.57
2001 5,922 33,602 3,067 256.76
2002 6,437 32,923 2,247 261.10
2003 6,560 29,332 4,942 263.37
2004 7,107 51,886 8,499 270.19
2005 7,619 57,305 9,053 276.67
2006 8,171 66,877 10,511 286.83
2007 9,668 72,808 12,778 297.46
2008 9,800 73,769 12,356 301.73
2009 9,974 79,120 12,481 290.31
2010 11,065 83,966 12,488 296.27
2011 11,603 85,446 13,945 304.26
2012 12,283 93,314 14,487 306.84
Patent Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998 2,719 16 349 49 2,911 14
1999 2,822 17 341 55 3,025 15
2000 2,770 18 340 55 3,192 16
2001 2,627 18 284 58 3,295 17
2002 2,861 17 329 54 3,576 16
2003 3,130 18 213 64 3,430 16
2004 3,248 19 266 56 3,859 17
2005 3,323 21 235 60 4,296 18
2006 3,405 21 378 48 4,766 18
2007 3,764 19 287 52 5,904 18
2008 3,790 17 329 47 6,010 18
2009 3,767 18 292 45 6,207 18
2010 4,154 18 249 50 6,911 18
2011 3,888 20 276 49 7,715 18
2012 4,137 20 294 44 8,146 18
Patent Applications by Top Fields of Technology (1998 - 2012)
Field of Technology Share
Civil engineering 9.41
Electrical machinery, apparatus, energy 6.99
Transport 5.38
Other special machines 5.14
Materials, metallurgy 5.01
Machine tools 4.90
Furniture, games 4.71
Handling 4.38
Mechanical elements 4.28
Medical technology 3.90
Others 45.90
Patent Grants
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998 1,442 15 327 40 1,873 14
1999 1,348 14 291 47 1,893 14
2000 1,170 16 259 50 1,707 15
2001 1,447 14 310 43 1,934 16
2002 1,688 13 356 40 1,895 15
2003 1,732 16 250 47 2,136 16
2004 1,421 16 177 47 2,159 15
2005 1,304 20 167 47 2,032 16
2006 1,983 17 237 47 2,266 16
2007 1,556 18 199 46 2,220 16
2008 625 23     2,451 15
2009 1,520 20 162 46 2,574 18
2010 1,622 18 175 47 2,970 18
2011 1,747 18 188 47 3,141 18
2012 2,041 16 192 44 3,441 18
Patents in Force
Year Patents in Force Rank
2004 10,500 24
2005 10,126 24
2006    
2007 10,320 24
2008    
2009 103,552 11
2010 10,066 32
2011 10,284 31
2012 10,715 31
Utility Model Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998 748 11 137 8 348 3
1999 803 11 161 7 395 3
2000 826 11 166 7 519 2
2001 908 10 190 6 407 2
2002 842 10 141 6 518 3
2003 901 11 149 7 443 4
2004 906 12 161 7 372 4
2005 821 13 168 7 368 4
2006 806 13 213 7 397 2
2007 690 13 181 8 403 3
2008 682 15 179 10 401 4
2009 717 16 209 8 433 4
2010 678 16 204 10 459 6
2011 626 17 186 9 434 6
2012 520 18 191 10 471 6
Trademark Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998 6,781 23 12,338 18 18,984 11
1999 7,315 25 12,005 20 20,131 11
2000 8,576 25 12,507 23 25,554 11
2001 8,255 24 11,818 23 25,347 9
2002 7,989 28 9,996 22 24,934 9
2003 8,274 28 9,427 26 21,058 11
2004 8,626 32 8,542 29 43,260 10
2005 8,916 34 8,667 31 48,389 10
2006 9,473 35 7,543 37 57,404 10
2007 9,786 31 6,752 37 63,022 10
2008 9,257 33 6,228 44 64,512 10
2009 8,682 35 5,321 42 70,438 10
2010 8,467 37 4,386 47 75,499 11
2011 8,331 37 3,831 52 77,115 11
2012 8,783 35 3,659 58 84,531 11
Trademark Registrations
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998 4,846 23 11,804 12 10,680 10
1999 4,632 23 11,401 11 10,300 9
2000 5,846 22 11,949 14 13,210 9
2001 6,907 20 11,628 14 14,202 9
2002 5,380 23 9,643 20 13,843 8
2003 489 58 8,173 26 15,784 11
2004 7,086 22 8,231 20 21,290 11
2005 7,022 22 8,099 23 37,457 10
2006 7,577 25 7,051 32 44,914 10
2007 7,273 27 6,358 35 51,525 10
2008 1,931 48 4,870 46 60,933 10
2009 7,212 26 4,518 36 58,809 10
2010 7,540 30 3,938 45 75,666 10
2011 6,879 31 3,572 51 69,111 11
2012 6,975 31 3,402 54 75,646 11
Industrial Design Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998 2,695 9 2,675 10 300 17
1999 2,176 11 2,764 10 468 15
2000 2,126 13 2,971 10 639 14
2001 2,310 13 2,440 15 757 14
2002 2,025 14 2,370 14 222 17
2003 1,788 17 1,303 23 3,154 13
2004 1,644 18 468 38 6,855 13
2005 1,360 19 444 38 7,693 14
2006 1,533 19 141 59 8,978 14
2007 1,165 20 289 45 11,613 14
2008 1,230 22 195 53 11,126 14
2009 1,063 25 101 52 11,418 14
2010 1,098 25 287 31 11,390 14
2011 968 26 243 38 12,977 14
2012 1,021 23 525 26 13,466 14
Industrial Design Registrations
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998 2,220 7 2,968 8 123 21
1999 2,078 9 2,486 15 292 17
2000 2,166 8 2,935 10 424 16
2001 1,846 11 2,527 11 718 13
2002 2,046 10 2,238 15 281 15
2003 1,698 11 1,756 11 1,519 14
2004 1,844 11 518 31 6,718 13
2005 1,273 18 314 46 8,677 14
2006 1,286 18 361 41 9,244 12
2007 1,139 18 108 60 10,906 14
2008 1,135 19 192 51 10,573 14
2009 1,032 19 274 30 11,801 13
2010 1,004 20 117 46 11,364 14
2011 978 20 242 37 12,194 14
2012 907 22 334 31 12,807 14
International Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties
Year PCT System Rank Madrid System Rank Hague System Rank
1998 421 18        
1999 414 20        
2000 483 21 1,128 6 20 12
2001 618 18 1,105 6 25 11
2002 550 19 979 6 26 9
2003 643 20 878 7 17 9
2004 708 20 1,197 7 13 8
2005 853 19 1,241 9 6 10
2006 911 19 1,201 10 7 12
2007 1,009 19 1,271 9 3 17
2008 953 20 1,380 9 8 16
2009 1,024 18 1,228 10 16 12
2010 1,141 19 1,226 10 35 10
2011 1,346 17 1,006 12 22 16
2012 1,320 18 1,135 13 40 10
PCT Top Applicants (Publication Year = 2012)
Applicant Publication Rank
AVL LIST GMBH 63 315
BOREALIS AG 62 320
SIEMENS VAI METALS TECHNOLOGIES GMBH & CO 47 436
JULIUS BLUM GMBH 41 497
TRIDONICATCO GMBH & CO. KG 37 554
MAGNA DRIVETRAIN AG & CO KG 20 971
SIEMENS AG OSTERREICH 20 971
ANDRITZ-PATENTVERWALTUNGS-GESELLSCHAFT MBH 19 1024
ZUMTOBEL LIGHTING GMBH 17 1147
NOVOMATIC AG 16 1201
PCT National Phase Entry (Direct and via Regional Office)
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998 290 12 46 35 701 15
1999 396 12 58 40 849 15
2000 380 12 52 41 916 17
2001 304 13 38 45 877 16
2002 549 12 112 37 1,101 17
2003 631 11 31 47 1,144 17
2004 656 14 41 52 1,632 18
2005 819 13 35 53 2,034 17
2006 853 13 98 36 2,199 19
2007 1,089 13 57 41 2,922 18
2008 643 16     3,112 18
2009 590 16     3,044 18
2010 1,082 13 69 42 3,573 19
2011 888 14 23 53 4,335 18
2012 1,328 13 47 47 4,595 19
Source: WIPO statistics database. Last updated : 03/2014
The statistics are based on data collected from IP offices or extracted from the PATSTAT database (for statistics by field of technology). Data might be missing for some years and offices or may be incomplete for some origins. The data relating to population and gross domestic product (GDP) are from the UN Statistics Division and the World Bank.
A resident filing refers to an application filed in the country by its own resident; whereas a non-resident filing refers to the one filed by a foreign applicant. An abroad filing refers to an application filed by this country's resident at a foreign office.
Where an office provides total filings without breaking them down into resident and non-resident filings, WIPO divides the total count using the historical share of resident filings at that office.
IP filings and Economy lists patent, trademark and industrial design filings worldwide by applicants from this country (resident + abroad).
One filing at the Eurasian Patent Organization (EAPO), the African Intellectual Property Organization (OAPI), the Benelux Office for Intellectual Property (BOIP) or the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (OHIM) is treated as equavalent of multiple abroad filings at each member state; whereas one filing at the European Patent Office (EPO) or the African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO) is counted as one abroad filing due to lack of information on designation.
Austria is a member of the European Patent Convention from 1979. Patent filings by residents of this country at the European Patent Office (EPO) are considered both resident and abroad filings via regional office. Due to lack of information on designation, filings by other nationals at the EPO are not counted as non-resident filings for Austria.
Austria is a member of the European Union. Trademark and industrial design filings by residents of this country at the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (OHIM) are considered both resident and abroad filings via regional office; filings by other nationals at OHIM are considered non-resident filings via regional office for Austria.
Contact information: Economics and Statistics Division, WIPO. Tel.: +41-22-338-91-11, email: Ipstats.mail@wipo.int.

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