World Intellectual Property Organization

Statistical Country Profiles

Croatia

Population (Million): 4.27 (2012) (Rank = 124)

Gross Domestic Product (Billion US$)(Constant 2005 US$ (PPP)): 68.9 (2012) (Rank = 72)

IP Filings (Resident + Abroad, Including Regional) and Economy
Year Patent Trademark Industrial Design GDP (Constant 2005 US$)
1998 272 557 177 53.33
1999 256 647 196 52.77
2000 372 792 181 54.75
2001 433 1,025 231 56.75
2002 356 2,028 160 59.52
2003 513 2,987 224 62.72
2004 523 2,470 349 65.31
2005 469 2,447 257 68.10
2006 423 3,560 337 71.47
2007 548 4,213 348 75.08
2008 528 3,905 587 76.65
2009 423 3,812 562 71.32
2010 404 3,548 524 70.32
2011 366 3,948 950 70.31
2012 347 3,609 964 68.90
Patent Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998 267 45 352 48 5 69
1999 246 47 144 68 10 65
2000 337 42 538 49 35 48
2001 362 43 599 44 71 39
2002 328 45 703 41 28 60
2003 387 43 699 40 126 46
2004 385 44 839 35 138 50
2005 363 47 649 36 106 55
2006 317 46 119 72 106 53
2007 344 47 93 71 204 47
2008 355 47 71 76 173 52
2009 271 50 68 65 152 55
2010 275 52 21 78 129 56
2011 248 52 21 82 118 62
2012 236 48 32 76 111 66
Patent Applications by Top Fields of Technology (1998 - 2012)
Field of Technology Share
Pharmaceuticals 16.02
Organic fine chemistry 13.72
Civil engineering 9.76
Transport 6.09
Furniture, games 5.19
Other special machines 4.76
Engines, pumps, turbines 4.59
Medical technology 4.54
Other consumer goods 3.43
Handling 2.89
Others 29.01
Patent Grants
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998 40 58 204 50    
1999 62 53 213 52    
2000 114 40 265 49    
2001 49 57 172 53    
2002 39 57 148 52 28 42
2003 44 59 133 53 95 39
2004 27 58 108 56 50 45
2005 16 68 124 53 32 52
2006 44 64 139 53 39 48
2007 40 58 107 55 96 43
2008 54 60 97 59 83 47
2009 44 60 125 48 65 51
2010 23 65 69 60 76 50
2011 16 73 173 48 71 53
2012 20 66 146 48 81 54
Patents in Force
Year Patents in Force Rank
2004 1,076 41
2005 1,094 40
2006 1,163 37
2007 1,326 38
2008 1,563 38
2009 1,852 40
2010 2,134 47
2011 2,791 48
2012 3,379 41
Utility Model Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998            
1999            
2000            
2001            
2002 74 23 14 20 1 62
2003 66 28 8 28 4 47
2004 65 31 14 26 1 55
2005 52 31 34 20 1 60
2006 91 29 15 28 2 50
2007 103 28 11 31 6 45
2008 102 31 15 34 5 46
2009 122 32 25 28 3 60
2010 97 34 15 32 6 50
2011 94 31 11 34 3 66
2012 84 33 9 38 3 63
Trademark Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998 547 73 6,308 43 10 68
1999 646 72 5,859 45 1 96
2000 788 72 6,417 47 4 88
2001 992 67 6,111 49 33 90
2002 843 72 5,600 49 1,185 47
2003 1,176 65 5,921 47 1,811 47
2004 1,283 66 6,072 44 1,187 49
2005 1,173 72 7,559 38 1,274 50
2006 1,398 71 8,024 35 2,162 54
2007 1,486 71 8,018 31 2,727 56
2008 1,792 64 8,521 31 2,113 60
2009 1,331 63 6,724 30 2,481 57
2010 1,620 66 6,225 33 1,928 64
2011 1,461 63 6,298 37 2,487 58
2012 1,328 61 6,236 35 2,281 62
Trademark Registrations
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998 901 47 7,310 33 5 73
1999 497 55 5,720 40 6 67
2000 128 75 5,352 48    
2001 758 51 6,343 41 4 79
2002 881 47 5,541 43 1,091 36
2003 699 52 5,604 40 1,655 41
2004 653 57 5,446 36 993 43
2005 804 60 7,193 27 1,160 46
2006 1,090 53 7,900 26 2,229 47
2007 955 54 7,770 24 2,281 54
2008 1,116 56 8,204 26 1,774 60
2009 1,541 49 6,908 24 2,417 56
2010 1,045 59 6,081 31 1,897 60
2011 1,524 53 6,344 31 2,434 56
2012 974 60 5,989 32 2,322 58
Industrial Design Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998 173 42 46 64 4 46
1999 196 38 50 64    
2000 181 45 55 67    
2001 184 45 34 69 47 40
2002 160 45 64 67    
2003 166 44 75 67 58 49
2004 189 46 331 47 160 46
2005 177 47 471 34 80 67
2006 203 48 516 29 134 50
2007 195 47 647 24 153 53
2008 198 48 553 25 389 44
2009 235 46 448 24 327 45
2010 280 41 500 22 244 48
2011 285 43 490 26 665 44
2012 284 45 552 24 680 44
Industrial Design Registrations
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998 76 44 53 59    
1999 225 30 98 56 4 46
2000 52 48 5 84    
2001 110 47 68 63 36 43
2002 87 47 34 65 2 64
2003 124 42 43 65 30 53
2004 49 51 282 47 157 44
2005 98 48 474 29 129 55
2006 226 45 521 27 126 49
2007 152 42 600 24 143 52
2008 137 45 567 23 260 47
2009 131 41 438 21 298 45
2010 139 47 490 19 191 49
2011 159 46 484 22 661 42
2012 245 44 562 23 600 44
International Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties
Year PCT System Rank Madrid System Rank Hague System Rank
1998 11 46        
1999 40 37        
2000 43 37 91 27    
2001 56 36 105 25    
2002 69 37 210 21    
2003 72 35 117 27    
2004 76 37 136 28 1 21
2005 72 37 79 37 3 17
2006 76 38 150 31 2 18
2007 79 40 189 28 5 13
2008 56 43 200 30 7 17
2009 38 46 234 27 5 21
2010 50 45 152 31 7 24
2011 47 46 218 27 19 17
2012 30 56 140 34 27 17
PCT Top Applicants (Publication Year = 2012)
Applicant Publication Rank
UNIVERSITY OF ZAGREB 4 4061
CREOGEN D.O.O. 3 5220
COR BREVIS D.O.O. 2 7182
MEDICINSKI FAKULTET U RIJECI 2 7182
RUDJER BOSKOVIC INSTITUTE 2 7182
HIPERSFERA D.O.O. 1 12086
HS PRODUKT D.O.O. 1 12086
INSTITUT ZA FIZIKU 1 12086
INTESIS D.O.O. 1 12086
TEHNIX D.O.O. 1 12086
PCT National Phase Entry (Direct and via Regional Office)
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998         4 55
1999         10 47
2000     455 25 35 38
2001     542 26 70 32
2002     659 27 26 46
2003     662 28 53 40
2004 2 46 805 26 100 41
2005 8 42 622 25 75 44
2006 3 45 95 37 61 45
2007 3 48 59 40 138 41
2008 22 39 52 43 123 46
2009 17 42 52 35 126 46
2010 20 39 14 55 105 49
2011 10 47 10 60 49 60
2012 16 45 12 59 76 56
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.
Croatia is a member of the European Patent Convention from 2008. 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 Croatia.
Contact information: Economics and Statistics Division, WIPO. Tel.: +41-22-338-91-11, email: Ipstats.mail@wipo.int.

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