World Intellectual Property Organization

Statistical Country Profiles

Spain

Population (Million): 46.22 (2012) (Rank = 29)

Gross Domestic Product (Billion US$)(Constant 2005 US$ (PPP)): 1226.86 (2012) (Rank = 14)

IP Filings (Resident + Abroad, Including Regional) and Economy
Year Patent Trademark Industrial Design GDP (Constant 2005 US$)
1998 4,434 113,065 5,639 920.16
1999 4,905 126,981 5,058 963.83
2000 5,421 152,368 6,088 1012.50
2001 5,370 143,494 5,636 1049.66
2002 5,683 136,196 4,920 1078.10
2003 6,068 158,190 13,077 1111.41
2004 6,647 201,586 23,558 1147.64
2005 7,619 213,468 27,984 1188.76
2006 8,494 228,388 27,330 1237.22
2007 9,374 268,932 31,508 1280.27
2008 10,126 250,437 29,469 1291.68
2009 9,299 239,215 28,675 1243.31
2010 10,744 263,567 32,551 1239.33
2011 10,830 272,851 30,316 1244.51
2012 11,755 277,243 28,287 1226.86
Patent Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998 2,703 17 476 44 1,731 18
1999 2,917 16 506 46 1,988 18
2000 3,235 16 484 52 2,186 18
2001 3,110 17 467 49 2,260 18
2002 3,366 15 371 51 2,317 18
2003 3,508 15 367 52 2,560 18
2004 3,717 17 313 52 2,930 19
2005 4,013 18 313 51 3,606 19
2006 4,205 16 316 53 4,289 19
2007 4,553 16 265 55 4,821 19
2008 4,957 15 252 56 5,169 19
2009 4,855 16 207 51 4,444 20
2010 5,002 15 213 54 5,742 20
2011 4,846 15 196 59 5,984 20
2012 4,816 16 209 54 6,939 20
Patent Applications by Top Fields of Technology (1998 - 2012)
Field of Technology Share
Pharmaceuticals 9.04
Civil engineering 7.56
Organic fine chemistry 6.35
Transport 6.30
Other special machines 5.61
Handling 5.32
Medical technology 4.75
Biotechnology 4.06
Electrical machinery, apparatus, energy 3.97
Furniture, games 3.93
Others 43.11
Patent Grants
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998 1,748 11 625 32 930 18
1999 1,912 12 684 31 972 19
2000 1,793 13 540 36 991 18
2001 1,872 13 541 35 962 18
2002 1,255 16 276 44 894 19
2003 1,929 15 342 37 1,346 18
2004 2,020 14 387 36 1,241 19
2005 2,648 12 442 34 1,307 18
2006 2,263 16 263 43 1,375 18
2007 2,656 13 342 34 1,540 20
2008 2,450 14 245 47 1,740 19
2009 2,705 13 245 42 1,673 19
2010 2,892 12 274 41 1,873 20
2011 2,995 12 198 45 2,090 20
2012 2,964 12 161 47 2,314 20
Patents in Force
Year Patents in Force Rank
2004 77,711 13
2005 39,297 14
2006 39,822 14
2007 36,064 16
2008 35,559 16
2009 27,954 24
2010 31,804 24
2011 32,834 23
2012 35,616 21
Utility Model Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998 3,082 5 164 7 128 9
1999 3,094 6 170 6 177 9
2000 3,062 7 150 8 153 9
2001 2,981 7 161 8 124 9
2002 2,928 6 175 5 54 19
2003 2,853 7 147 8 121 15
2004 2,784 8 120 9 85 15
2005 2,725 8 130 9 124 12
2006 2,665 8 159 8 119 9
2007 2,521 8 145 9 117 11
2008 2,512 9 170 11 140 11
2009 2,447 9 113 13 135 14
2010 2,516 9 124 13 158 13
2011 2,481 9 117 13 211 12
2012 2,429 10 110 13 203 14
Trademark Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998 67,858 6 15,400 9 45,207 7
1999 73,443 7 14,918 13 53,538 7
2000 85,773 8 16,444 16 66,595 7
2001 77,363 7 15,263 12 66,131 8
2002 70,230 7 12,460 15 65,966 7
2003 57,813 10 11,274 20 100,377 6
2004 58,154 10 9,987 22 143,432 6
2005 60,075 10 10,431 26 153,393 6
2006 61,886 9 10,328 26 166,502 6
2007 63,244 9 8,227 30 205,688 6
2008 54,761 11 7,736 35 195,676 6
2009 47,780 11 5,885 35 191,435 6
2010 49,553 11 5,305 43 214,014 6
2011 50,726 11 4,929 41 222,125 6
2012 50,838 12 4,397 44 226,405 6
Trademark Registrations
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998 49,295 4 10,515 21 16,223 8
1999 53,014 4 10,072 16 13,471 8
2000 58,860 4 10,820 18 13,403 8
2001 68,819 4 11,042 17 16,148 8
2002 63,492 4 11,681 13 12,618 9
2003 51,729 5 10,393 16 47,269 7
2004 50,673 5 9,392 16 90,780 6
2005 49,364 6 9,417 18 144,572 6
2006 52,323 6 8,390 22 138,979 6
2007 50,679 6 7,148 27 154,076 6
2008 60,208 5 7,335 30 183,966 6
2009 47,979 7 5,566 31 190,277 6
2010 44,319 9 4,830 37 221,668 6
2011 45,418 10 4,677 41 199,252 6
2012 44,828 10 4,175 44 192,898 6
Industrial Design Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998 2,450 11 3,487 6 3,189 7
1999 2,494 9 3,730 6 2,564 7
2000 2,571 11 3,980 6 3,517 7
2001 2,630 11 3,875 6 3,006 7
2002 2,464 12 3,737 6 2,456 7
2003 2,701 11 2,075 10 10,376 8
2004 2,552 13 1,024 15 21,006 7
2005 2,833 13 696 22 25,151 7
2006 2,409 15 712 24 24,921 7
2007 2,580 13 446 33 28,928 7
2008 2,396 14 209 51 27,073 8
2009 2,486 16 128 49 26,189 8
2010 2,766 14 181 42 29,785 8
2011 2,786 13 88 59 27,530 8
2012 2,544 13 101 59 25,743 10
Industrial Design Registrations
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998 1,891 9 3,368 5 3,092 7
1999 2,218 7 3,624 5 2,471 7
2000 2,101 9 3,685 5 3,473 7
2001 1,881 10 3,674 5 2,930 7
2002 2,273 9 3,697 5 2,471 7
2003 3,941 6 3,292 4 6,242 8
2004 3,238 8 1,125 11 21,005 7
2005 2,927 10 718 17 26,366 7
2006 2,778 11 588 22 24,963 7
2007 2,427 11 449 30 27,758 7
2008 2,525 11 212 48 26,595 7
2009 2,713 9 133 49 25,982 7
2010 2,742 9 105 50 29,356 7
2011 2,773 11 87 56 26,758 8
2012 2,644 10 99 55 24,761 10
International Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties
Year PCT System Rank Madrid System Rank Hague System Rank
1998 406 19        
1999 461 19        
2000 555 18 870 7 196 6
2001 617 19 952 8 161 6
2002 719 17 850 7 155 6
2003 787 17 964 6 35 7
2004 822 18 903 10 6 12
2005 1,125 16 1,024 10 11 8
2006 1,204 16 1,212 9 8 11
2007 1,297 16 1,108 11 15 8
2008 1,390 16 1,215 11 10 15
2009 1,564 15 1,007 11 18 10
2010 1,772 14 930 13 24 12
2011 1,729 15 1,017 11 32 12
2012 1,700 15 1,150 12 37 11
PCT Top Applicants (Publication Year = 2012)
Applicant Publication Rank
CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS (CSIC) 90 212
TELEFONICA, S.A. 90 212
ARCELORMITTAL INVESTIGACION Y DESARROLLO SL 25 785
UNIVERSIDAD DE SEVILLA 24 817
ALSTOM WIND, S.L.U. 23 854
UNIVERSIDADE DE SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA 22 887
UNIVERSIDAD POLITECNICA DE MADRID 21 924
UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE CATALUNYA 21 924
ABENGOA SOLAR NEW TECHNOLOGIES, S.A. 20 971
UNIVERSIDAD DE MALAGA 19 1024
PCT National Phase Entry (Direct and via Regional Office)
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998 107 14 30 38 340 19
1999 170 14 85 36 552 19
2000 211 14 82 39 740 18
2001 226 14 86 36 827 18
2002 244 15 79 39 1,011 18
2003 326 14 80 41 1,082 18
2004 403 16 77 49 1,595 19
2005 438 16 77 41 1,888 18
2006 496 16 62 40 2,393 17
2007 613 17 70 35 2,725 19
2008 685 15 68 38 3,031 19
2009 586 17 61 33 2,591 19
2010 677 17 84 41 3,589 18
2011 714 16 66 45 3,866 19
2012 792 16 67 42 4,625 18
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.
Spain is a member of the European Patent Convention from 1987. 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 Spain.
Spain 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 Spain.
Contact information: Economics and Statistics Division, WIPO. Tel.: +41-22-338-91-11, email: Ipstats.mail@wipo.int.

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