World Intellectual Property Organization

Statistical Country Profiles

Hungary

Population (Million): 9.94 (2012) (Rank = 86)

Gross Domestic Product (Billion US$)(Constant 2005 US$ (PPP)): 169.54 (2012) (Rank = 52)

IP Filings (Resident + Abroad, Including Regional) and Economy
Year Patent Trademark Industrial Design GDP (Constant 2005 US$)
1998 985 5,582 432 129.81
1999 1,049 6,078 796 133.96
2000 1,133 6,718 544 139.62
2001 1,196 9,577 576 144.80
2002 1,217 6,972 440 151.33
2003 1,134 7,979 451 157.16
2004 1,677 11,349 1,035 164.69
2005 1,416 10,148 1,241 171.22
2006 1,798 10,965 1,294 177.90
2007 1,538 17,568 1,991 178.10
2008 1,779 14,195 1,790 179.69
2009 1,853 15,692 2,047 167.48
2010 1,634 16,997 2,369 169.72
2011 1,714 17,157 1,859 172.52
2012 1,677 16,813 1,923 169.54
Patent Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998 690 33 904 38 295 29
1999 729 34 3,779 23 320 29
2000 810 33 4,127 24 323 31
2001 919 32 4,529 23 277 32
2002 842 33 5,064 20 375 29
2003 814 34 4,054 22 320 34
2004 842 33 1,909 28 835 28
2005 786 37 497 43 630 31
2006 812 37 206 59 986 29
2007 786 37 102 69 752 33
2008 790 38 89 70 989 31
2009 871 36 30 75 982 31
2010 752 40 47 71 882 32
2011 759 39 36 80 955 31
2012 795 37 66 64 882 36
Patent Applications by Top Fields of Technology (1998 - 2012)
Field of Technology Share
Pharmaceuticals 15.08
Organic fine chemistry 14.28
Civil engineering 5.09
Medical technology 4.94
Food chemistry 4.21
Other special machines 3.76
Engines, pumps, turbines 3.46
Transport 3.39
Furniture, games 3.39
Electrical machinery, apparatus, energy 3.36
Others 39.04
Patent Grants
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998 263 35 994 26 302 25
1999 300 31 1,581 20 246 27
2000 176 36 1,429 21 211 28
2001 182 37 1,263 22 284 28
2002 209 35 1,069 25 285 28
2003 372 30 1,111 25 344 31
2004 196 34 819 25 284 31
2005 162 42 996 25 346 29
2006 175 41 949 28 331 32
2007 147 42 525 30 421 30
2008 157 42 442 36 448 31
2009 124 49 329 37 326 35
2010 58 58 65 61 517 30
2011 206 39 285 39 439 31
2012 135 41 381 35 490 31
Patents in Force
Year Patents in Force Rank
2004 9,513 26
2005 9,125 26
2006 8,408 24
2007 10,306 25
2008 11,462 24
2009 12,749 28
2010 2,586 44
2011 5,227 39
2012 5,167 37
Utility Model Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998 291 17 25 21 2 34
1999 301 18 33 18 17 27
2000 330 19 34 20 12 26
2001 304 17 21 20 6 34
2002 329 16 22 17 10 33
2003 302 18 14 25 11 36
2004 280 21 16 25 12 32
2005 243 20 25 26 10 32
2006 254 21 31 23 22 27
2007 221 20 30 23 4 50
2008 198 24 26 26 11 37
2009 229 24 25 28 15 36
2010 251 23 24 30 32 28
2011 248 22 22 28 58 26
2012 230 23 31 23 41 29
Trademark Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998 3,302 39 10,184 26 2,280 32
1999 4,041 38 9,828 26 2,037 34
2000 4,692 38 11,162 31 2,026 36
2001 4,755 40 10,673 28 4,822 26
2002 4,316 41 9,546 26 2,656 36
2003 4,386 42 9,315 27 3,593 37
2004 4,410 45 7,342 34 6,939 29
2005 3,691 51 6,587 43 6,457 31
2006 3,686 53 5,793 49 7,279 32
2007 3,879 51 5,170 52 13,689 28
2008 3,576 51 4,607 59 10,619 31
2009 3,542 49 3,431 57 12,150 27
2010 3,872 50 2,705 69 13,125 28
2011 4,128 47 2,481 74 13,029 30
2012 2,843 49 2,464 77 13,970 29
Trademark Registrations
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998 3,832 27 11,959 11 2,131 28
1999 2,404 34 9,178 22 1,966 29
2000 2,100 35 9,666 23 1,843 30
2001 1,726 39 9,299 23 4,175 16
2002 3,718 30 9,257 23 2,275 25
2003 2,075 37 8,967 22 2,680 32
2004 1,932 38 6,976 27 4,092 28
2005 2,129 45 6,796 30 4,427 36
2006 4,070 33 5,819 36 5,455 33
2007 3,241 36 5,264 43 9,472 28
2008 3,369 40 4,710 49 7,529 32
2009 2,327 44 3,377 53 10,479 29
2010 2,647 45 2,564 63 11,526 29
2011 2,996 44 2,365 74 11,512 28
2012 2,760 48 2,384 72 11,542 28
Industrial Design Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998 359 34 1,369 23 73 30
1999 699 25 1,341 23 97 26
2000 503 30 1,480 23 41 37
2001 477 32 1,385 23 99 28
2002 351 36 1,219 23 89 29
2003 302 37 785 31 149 40
2004 302 40 403 42 733 29
2005 288 42 386 45 953 30
2006 281 46 372 43 1,013 28
2007 263 44 287 46 1,728 26
2008 348 42 112 58 1,442 29
2009 285 44 46 67 1,762 27
2010 264 44 42 72 2,105 27
2011 293 42 41 74 1,566 31
2012 282 46 18 97 1,641 31
Industrial Design Registrations
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998 458 24 1,446 20 62 29
1999 458 25 1,455 21 95 24
2000 355 28 1,448 20 42 35
2001 333 30 1,397 21 96 27
2002 225 37 1,208 23 87 27
2003 207 38 759 29 100 38
2004 17 63 305 44 443 34
2005 227 41 451 34 1,045 28
2006 238 44 403 38 982 29
2007 295 39 301 41 1,221 29
2008 298 40 116 57 1,734 26
2009 290 37 44 60 1,597 27
2010 244 41 42 65 1,957 27
2011 193 44 40 69 1,439 32
2012 207 46 20 89 1,537 30
International Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties
Year PCT System Rank Madrid System Rank Hague System Rank
1998 113 27        
1999 118 27        
2000 136 29 156 20 5 19
2001 127 29 267 16 10 16
2002 185 28 168 23 5 20
2003 113 32 154 25 7 17
2004 136 29 228 22 6 12
2005 158 30 163 27 6 10
2006 144 31 222 25 5 14
2007 166 31 452 19 4 15
2008 173 34 226 27 7 17
2009 142 35 258 23 3 27
2010 172 33 172 29 4 31
2011 140 36 252 25 3 32
2012 161 36 255 27 5 27
PCT Top Applicants (Publication Year = 2012)
Applicant Publication Rank
EGIS GYOGYSZERGYAR RT. 11 1656
RICHTER GEDEON VEGYESZETI GYAR RT. 5 3329
SEMMELWEIS EGYETEM 4 4061
DIAGON KFT. 3 5220
UNIVERSITY OF PECS 3 5220
BUDAPESTI MUSZAKI ES GAZDASAGTUDOMANYI EGYETEM 2 7182
DEBRECENI EGYETEM 2 7182
HYD RAKKUTATO ES GYOGYSZERFEJLESZTO KFT. 2 7182
PECSI TUDOMANYEGYETEM 2 7182
SCA PACKAGING HUNGARY KFT 2 7182
PCT National Phase Entry (Direct and via Regional Office)
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998         113 26
1999     3,001 16 161 24
2000     3,393 17 154 26
2001     3,925 16 118 29
2002     4,579 12 201 29
2003 49 23 3,937 16 161 29
2004 90 24 1,846 20 684 24
2005 78 25 438 29 463 28
2006 84 24 173 30 842 25
2007 79 27 49 43 530 30
2008 82 27 55 41 805 27
2009 88 28 13 47 782 27
2010 86 29 7 61 682 30
2011 73 31 3 70 765 29
2012 81 30 22 56 677 31
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.
Hungary is a member of the European Patent Convention from 2003. 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 Hungary.
Hungary 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 Hungary.
Contact information: Economics and Statistics Division, WIPO. Tel.: +41-22-338-91-11, email: Ipstats.mail@wipo.int.

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