World Intellectual Property Organization

Statistical Country Profiles

Denmark

Population (Million): 5.59 (2012) (Rank = 110)

Gross Domestic Product (Billion US$)(Constant 2005 US$ (PPP)): 180.76 (2012) (Rank = 50)

IP Filings (Resident + Abroad, Including Regional) and Economy
Year Patent Trademark Industrial Design GDP (Constant 2005 US$)
1998 4,699 15,639 1,215 159.18
1999 5,305 16,272 1,121 163.25
2000 5,506 21,392 965 169.01
2001 6,221 20,839 977 170.20
2002 5,865 19,744 669 171.00
2003 6,019 21,933 5,061 171.65
2004 7,550 27,333 8,473 175.59
2005 8,174 31,810 8,652 179.89
2006 8,599 35,033 10,666 186.00
2007 9,805 41,007 12,320 188.94
2008 10,830 41,386 12,260 187.46
2009 9,836 36,854 12,013 176.84
2010 11,240 42,128 10,968 179.63
2011 11,815 43,571 12,582 181.61
2012 10,941 45,277 13,239 180.76
Patent Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998 2,122 21 166 61 2,577 16
1999 2,336 19 131 71 2,969 16
2000 2,444 19 140 73 3,062 17
2001 2,573 19 188 69 3,648 16
2002 2,593 19 169 68 3,272 17
2003 2,639 19 153 71 3,380 17
2004 2,861 20 138 70 4,689 16
2005 2,832 22 165 68 5,342 16
2006 2,751 23 188 62 5,848 17
2007 3,069 21 197 61 6,736 17
2008 3,221 19 195 61 7,609 17
2009 3,006 21 131 58 6,830 17
2010 3,469 19 142 58 7,771 17
2011 3,372 21 197 58 8,443 17
2012 3,013 22 229 53 7,928 19
Patent Applications by Top Fields of Technology (1998 - 2012)
Field of Technology Share
Pharmaceuticals 11.88
Biotechnology 10.04
Medical technology 8.19
Organic fine chemistry 7.03
Food chemistry 4.87
Engines, pumps, turbines 4.87
Civil engineering 4.33
Other special machines 3.78
Handling 3.48
Electrical machinery, apparatus, energy 3.28
Others 38.25
Patent Grants
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998 345 32 240 46 1,555 15
1999 423 27 355 43 1,783 16
2000 363 29 245 51 1,633 16
2001 400 30 218 49 1,984 15
2002 568 24 282 43 2,188 14
2003 718 24 295 40 2,387 15
2004 636 24 631 30 2,132 16
2005 537 27 283 41 2,272 15
2006 608 26 61 64 2,301 15
2007 570 24 70 57 2,355 15
2008 613 24 77 65 2,431 17
2009 566 27 81 57 2,877 16
2010 627 26 43 68 3,305 16
2011 665 27 37 69 3,609 16
2012 718 24 38 71 3,808 17
Patents in Force
Year Patents in Force Rank
2004 5,158 29
2005 4,518 29
2006 3,711 28
2007 2,674 33
2008 2,438 33
2009 1,825 41
2010 1,655 49
2011 1,597 53
2012 1,681 50
Utility Model Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998 461 14 28 19 60 15
1999 411 15 31 19 231 6
2000 359 18 25 22 44 16
2001 322 16 25 17 63 16
2002 369 15 35 15 252 9
2003 320 17 37 18 324 7
2004 317 19 22 22 41 22
2005 273 19 33 21 48 20
2006 284 19 51 19 42 21
2007 268 18 37 19 38 24
2008 218 22 23 28 52 22
2009 181 27 26 26 48 21
2010 198 27 37 24 47 25
2011 171 29 19 30 46 28
2012 161 28 26 26 61 25
Trademark Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998 3,915 35 7,531 36 11,724 13
1999 4,057 37 8,109 34 12,215 13
2000 4,586 40 8,660 39 16,806 14
2001 4,397 42 8,354 38 16,442 13
2002 4,649 40 6,740 38 15,095 13
2003 4,681 41 6,289 45 17,252 12
2004 4,915 41 5,897 45 22,418 13
2005 5,421 43 6,025 49 26,389 14
2006 5,323 45 4,951 57 29,710 15
2007 5,582 45 4,152 67 35,425 16
2008 5,282 44 3,868 69 36,104 15
2009 4,320 43 2,834 69 32,534 15
2010 4,658 44 2,351 78 37,470 15
2011 4,364 44 2,489 73 39,207 15
2012 4,160 47 2,229 78 41,117 15
Trademark Registrations
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998     6,976 35 3,949 16
1999 2,885 32 7,785 29 3,455 15
2000 3,982 27 8,821 26 4,222 16
2001 3,636 28 8,371 29 5,061 13
2002 3,332 35 6,708 35 6,319 14
2003 4,072 29 6,161 36 13,662 12
2004 4,020 30 5,623 35 16,710 12
2005 4,834 30 5,832 37 26,506 13
2006 3,937 34 4,664 43 25,643 13
2007 5,014 32 4,145 54 29,072 13
2008 4,974 34 3,710 61 33,283 14
2009 4,183 34 2,742 65 33,827 15
2010 4,074 38 2,371 68 38,212 15
2011 3,737 40 2,393 71 34,155 15
2012 3,736 44 2,380 73 34,990 15
Industrial Design Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998 666 24 676 33 549 14
1999 660 26 812 31 461 16
2000 594 29 805 32 371 17
2001 493 31 688 34 484 18
2002 504 28 514 41 165 19
2003 664 25 161 53 4,397 11
2004 612 29 109 62 7,861 11
2005 591 31 96 61 8,061 13
2006 620 30 106 60 10,046 13
2007 637 29 93 63 11,683 13
2008 614 32 65 66 11,646 13
2009 591 31 38 71 11,422 13
2010 544 32 48 69 10,424 15
2011 577 35 59 67 12,005 15
2012 578 35 62 69 12,661 15
Industrial Design Registrations
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998 343 28 591 30 458 13
1999 553 24 714 30 505 13
2000 597 18 824 30 344 17
2001 488 22 791 32 371 18
2002 470 25 696 33 156 17
2003 495 23 213 49 2,091 12
2004 611 21 85 61 8,692 11
2005 586 27 81 61 8,712 13
2006 519 30 96 59 8,687 14
2007 583 28 97 61 10,951 13
2008 566 30 71 61 11,505 13
2009 552 27 40 64 11,354 14
2010 489 30 39 66 10,011 15
2011 516 34 47 65 11,559 15
2012 555 31 61 70 11,953 15
International Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties
Year PCT System Rank Madrid System Rank Hague System Rank
1998 644 14        
1999 775 15        
2000 795 15 381 12 3 22
2001 917 16 387 12 1 26
2002 980 16 389 12    
2003 1,036 16 382 15    
2004 1,052 16 444 18    
2005 1,123 17 534 17    
2006 1,158 17 557 17    
2007 1,151 17 645 17    
2008 1,357 17 674 17 5 24
2009 1,344 17 565 17 12 16
2010 1,174 18 559 17 11 19
2011 1,314 19 504 17 18 18
2012 1,421 16 614 17 34 13
PCT Top Applicants (Publication Year = 2012)
Applicant Publication Rank
VESTAS WIND SYSTEMS A/S 145 123
NOVOZYMES A/S 65 299
NOVO NORDISK A/S 49 416
WELLTEC A/S 39 520
DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET 36 565
F.L. SMIDTH A/S 34 592
COLOPLAST A/S 33 610
ROCKWOOL INTERNATIONAL A/S 25 785
HALDOR TOPSOE A/S 23 854
GRUNDFOS MANAGEMENT A/S 19 1024
PCT National Phase Entry (Direct and via Regional Office)
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998 412 11 34 36 1,216 11
1999 481 11     1,386 11
2000 481 11     1,448 13
2001 565 11 47 43 1,768 13
2002 583 11 41 45 1,765 14
2003 614 12 41 45 1,806 14
2004 692 13 11 60 3,305 14
2005 735 14 14 57 3,833 14
2006 776 14 34 50 4,103 15
2007 788 14 30 46 4,788 15
2008 870 13 41 45 5,384 15
2009 791 13 40 41 4,643 15
2010 863 15 42 49 5,328 16
2011 884 15 38 51 5,933 14
2012 819 15 55 44 5,578 16
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.
Denmark is a member of the European Patent Convention from 1990. 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 Denmark.
Denmark 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 Denmark.
Contact information: Economics and Statistics Division, WIPO. Tel.: +41-22-338-91-11, email: Ipstats.mail@wipo.int.

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