World Intellectual Property Organization

Statistical Country Profiles

Czech Republic

Population (Million): 10.51 (2012) (Rank = 80)

Gross Domestic Product (Billion US$)(Constant 2005 US$ (PPP)): 249.87 (2012) (Rank = 43)

IP Filings (Resident + Abroad, Including Regional) and Economy
Year Patent Trademark Industrial Design GDP (Constant 2005 US$)
1998 809 9,443 579 168.15
1999 751 10,725 636 170.97
2000 738 12,901 580 178.13
2001 772 13,973 458 183.65
2002 770 15,321 451 187.59
2003 953 15,996 607 194.66
2004 1,178 24,320 1,446 203.89
2005 1,126 22,881 3,112 217.66
2006 1,306 25,775 4,233 232.94
2007 1,402 29,761 4,476 246.30
2008 1,522 28,146 4,307 253.93
2009 1,637 25,492 4,931 242.49
2010 1,907 28,497 6,012 248.53
2011 1,812 32,564 7,728 253.22
2012 1,899 38,337 8,818 249.87
Patent Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998 624 34 3,771 23 185 32
1999 596 35 4,204 21 155 33
2000 555 36 4,384 23 183 33
2001 568 36 4,184 25 204 33
2002 565 39 5,031 21 205 34
2003 683 37 2,954 27 270 37
2004 707 37 629 38 471 34
2005 659 38 244 58 467 32
2006 719 38 195 61 587 32
2007 811 36 192 63 591 35
2008 823 34 142 67 699 34
2009 925 35 92 63 712 32
2010 1,033 35 114 63 874 33
2011 947 36 97 66 865 34
2012 1,005 36 150 58 894 35
Patent Applications by Top Fields of Technology (1998 - 2012)
Field of Technology Share
Transport 7.25
Civil engineering 7.00
Organic fine chemistry 6.25
Pharmaceuticals 6.06
Textile and paper machines 5.31
Other special machines 4.84
Measurement 4.41
Machine tools 4.11
Electrical machinery, apparatus, energy 4.09
Engines, pumps, turbines 3.84
Others 46.84
Patent Grants
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998 291 34 1,160 24 137 29
1999 228 33 1,254 23 111 31
2000 272 31 1,339 22 103 32
2001 241 34 1,478 20 138 30
2002 255 32 1,213 22 91 33
2003 279 33 1,572 17 166 34
2004 320 30 1,220 19 136 34
2005 376 30 1,202 23 159 34
2006 285 35 1,060 25 219 33
2007 264 36 976 26 263 34
2008 283 33 1,041 27 285 34
2009 416 33 917 28 287 36
2010 324 34 632 30 252 38
2011 381 32 362 37 370 34
2012 456 28 267 40 443 32
Patents in Force
Year Patents in Force Rank
2004 9,807 25
2005 10,165 23
2006 10,298 22
2007 10,586 23
2008 10,895 25
2009 10,470 30
2010 9,633 33
2011 9,059 33
2012 8,608 33
Utility Model Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998 1,236 10 91 11 153 8
1999 1,309 9 75 12 117 13
2000 1,205 10 83 12 123 11
2001 1,091 8 75 12 104 11
2002 1,053 8 68 10 36 23
2003 1,066 10 51 14 105 17
2004 1,138 10 75 11 91 14
2005 1,105 10 80 13 182 9
2006 1,000 10 82 12 114 11
2007 1,053 10 72 12 138 10
2008 1,107 12 76 15 114 13
2009 1,325 12 57 16 165 11
2010 1,542 11 66 18 159 12
2011 1,584 11 62 21 208 13
2012 1,793 11 70 16 209 13
Trademark Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998 6,073 26 11,034 21 3,370 25
1999 7,379 24 10,552 22 3,346 26
2000 7,642 29 11,827 27 5,259 24
2001 8,100 25 10,949 27 5,873 22
2002 8,114 26 9,756 24 7,207 20
2003 8,885 24 9,744 23 7,111 25
2004 9,642 28 7,684 33 14,678 18
2005 9,506 31 7,005 40 13,375 22
2006 9,889 32 6,153 46 15,886 22
2007 9,640 33 5,558 50 20,121 22
2008 8,724 35 4,839 54 19,422 22
2009 7,720 38 3,813 52 17,772 23
2010 8,469 36 3,255 60 20,028 24
2011 8,834 34 3,170 60 23,730 24
2012 9,125 34 2,993 64 29,212 21
Trademark Registrations
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998 5,936 20 10,247 23 3,583 19
1999 5,026 22 9,841 17 3,231 18
2000 6,641 20 10,845 17 4,873 15
2001 7,132 18 11,382 15 5,033 14
2002 8,297 17 9,918 18 6,454 13
2003 7,695 18 9,795 18 5,637 21
2004 7,282 21 7,656 25 7,709 19
2005 8,152 19 6,660 31 11,351 21
2006 8,137 22 5,721 37 12,335 22
2007 7,632 24 5,130 44 15,166 21
2008 7,380 27 4,556 51 17,505 22
2009 6,690 27 3,785 47 17,154 22
2010 6,271 31 3,071 53 17,880 24
2011 6,361 34 2,833 64 19,508 24
2012 6,778 33 2,762 64 23,732 22
Industrial Design Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998 511 29 292 51 68 32
1999 473 32 290 52 163 20
2000 484 31 304 57 96 26
2001 417 35 267 57 41 46
2002 423 34 287 56 28 41
2003 419 33 264 49 188 38
2004 461 33 173 58 985 26
2005 966 22 35 75 2,146 22
2006 508 32 29 76 3,725 20
2007 454 35 48 73 4,022 21
2008 431 35 17 92 3,876 21
2009 568 33 23 86 4,363 22
2010 645 30 14 91 5,367 20
2011 647 33 14 92 7,081 17
2012 716 33 14 98 8,102 19
Industrial Design Registrations
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998 628 21 389 44 79 26
1999 567 21 396 39 82 27
2000 458 25 267 50 112 24
2001 370 27 305 51 49 36
2002 359 30 201 55 27 35
2003 357 32 304 47 61 42
2004 424 29 236 50 974 26
2005 661 25 95 58 1,926 23
2006 675 27 38 67 3,347 20
2007 403 33 21 77 3,991 20
2008 452 32 44 68 3,935 20
2009 450 30 15 84 4,103 22
2010 451 33 15 88 5,532 20
2011 480 35 6 101 6,547 20
2012 522 33 3 106 7,618 19
International Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties
Year PCT System Rank Madrid System Rank Hague System Rank
1998 54 30        
1999 55 32        
2000 94 31 450 11    
2001 82 33 452 10    
2002 73 36 518 10    
2003 83 34 487 10    
2004 95 34 616 14    
2005 117 33 544 16    
2006 107 33 555 18    
2007 132 33 540 18    
2008 155 35 620 18 13 13
2009 178 32 400 18 4 24
2010 137 34 351 20 7 24
2011 148 33 366 21 8 26
2012 163 35 438 19 20 19
PCT Top Applicants (Publication Year = 2012)
Applicant Publication Rank
ZENTIVA, A.S. 15 1265
SKODA AUTO A.S. 5 3329
ELMARCO, S.R.O 4 4061
USTAV ORSANICKE CHEMIE A BIOCHEMIE AKADEMIE VED CESKE REPUBLIKY, V.V.I. 4 4061
CLEAN - AIR S.R.O. 3 5220
CONTIPRO BIOTECH S R.O. 3 5220
UNIVERZITA PALACKEHO V OLOMOUCI 3 5220
VYSOKE UCENI TECHNICKE V BRNE 3 5220
20TEN SPORTS, S.R.O. 2 7182
CONTIPRO PHARMA A.S. 2 7182
PCT National Phase Entry (Direct and via Regional Office)
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998     2,721 15 20 35
1999     3,255 14 34 34
2000     3,406 16 43 36
2001     3,389 18 40 36
2002 27 23 4,480 13 93 32
2003 27 27 2,745 19 104 30
2004 42 30 520 28 265 32
2005 38 31 145 37 277 31
2006 49 29 109 34 393 30
2007 54 30 97 33 370 31
2008 57 29 85 35 414 31
2009 80 29 52 35 452 31
2010 90 28 47 44 539 31
2011 75 30 44 48 446 33
2012 70 31 44 48 351 34
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.
Czech Republic is a member of the European Patent Convention from 2002. 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 Czech Republic.
Czech Republic 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 Czech Republic.
Contact information: Economics and Statistics Division, WIPO. Tel.: +41-22-338-91-11, email: Ipstats.mail@wipo.int.

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