World Intellectual Property Organization

Statistical Country Profiles

Italy

Population (Million): 60.92 (2012) (Rank = 23)

Gross Domestic Product (Billion US$)(Constant 2005 US$ (PPP)): 1603.82 (2012) (Rank = 10)

IP Filings (Resident + Abroad, Including Regional) and Economy
Year Patent Trademark Industrial Design GDP (Constant 2005 US$)
1998     6,426 1500.86
1999 18,539   6,694 1522.64
2000 20,414   7,488 1578.27
2001       1607.67
2002       1614.92
2003       1614.17
2004       1642.11
2005       1657.40
2006       1693.84
2007 28,559     1722.35
2008 28,282   50,063 1702.44
2009 26,570 260,707 50,427 1608.90
2010 27,946 280,860 53,322 1636.63
2011 28,308 287,138 55,479 1642.74
2012 28,271 286,300 53,819 1603.82
Patent Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998 2,845 15     8,881 9
1999 9,287 9 1,172 34 9,252 9
2000 11,076 9 1,396 35 9,338 11
2001 3,329 16     9,591 11
2002 3,336 16     9,846 10
2003 3,676 14     10,321 10
2004 3,998 16     12,418 10
2005 4,200 15     13,398 10
2006 4,197 17     13,986 10
2007 13,647 9 870 35 14,912 11
2008 12,931 9 861 36 15,351 11
2009 12,698 9 903 32 13,872 11
2010 12,965 9 846 32 14,981 12
2011 12,776 9 927 33 15,532 12
2012 12,192 9 871 33 16,079 11
Patent Applications by Top Fields of Technology (1998 - 2012)
Field of Technology Share
Handling 7.63
Pharmaceuticals 6.87
Transport 5.84
Other special machines 5.80
Organic fine chemistry 4.93
Electrical machinery, apparatus, energy 4.93
Civil engineering 4.90
Medical technology 4.44
Furniture, games 4.22
Mechanical elements 4.18
Others 46.26
Patent Grants
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998 1,178 17     5,190 9
1999 6,815 7 1,365 22 5,033 9
2000 5,020 8 1,177 23 4,852 11
2001 1,197 17     5,110 11
2002 1,613 15     5,633 9
2003 2,213 13     6,419 10
2004 2,217 12     6,053 10
2005 1,868 17     5,658 10
2006 2,317 15     6,560 9
2007 7,222 8 1,251 24 6,172 10
2008 8,568 8 1,008 28 6,851 9
2009 18,311 7 1,958 19 6,914 9
2010 16,741 7 1,652 21 8,118 9
2011 7,969 8 700 31 8,382 11
2012 7,084 8 780 29 8,650 11
Patents in Force
Year Patents in Force Rank
2004    
2005    
2006    
2007    
2008    
2009    
2010 65,417 16
2011 66,170 15
2012 68,000 15
Utility Model Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998 2,653 8 214 5 217 6
1999 2,804 7 158 8 199 7
2000 2,820 8 265 6 214 5
2001         220 6
2002         216 11
2003         213 12
2004         157 7
2005         178 10
2006         207 7
2007         151 9
2008 1,981 10 219 7 195 9
2009 2,109 10 198 9 180 8
2010 2,307 10 155 11 264 9
2011 2,308 10 162 10 305 8
2012 2,567 9 191 10 238 10
Trademark Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998 2,378 47 10,626 24 67,073 5
1999 3,264 43 10,452 23 73,213 5
2000 4,227 44 11,405 29 91,833 5
2001 3,570 45 11,005 26 87,705 5
2002 3,719 45 9,385 28 86,582 5
2003 5,095 40 8,668 29 106,182 5
2004 4,817 43 7,950 31 151,752 5
2005 5,101 45 8,833 30 162,312 5
2006 6,291 41 7,386 40 193,808 4
2007 7,217 38 6,621 39 228,130 4
2008 7,261 39 6,181 45 227,471 4
2009 41,833 12 6,196 33 218,874 4
2010 44,176 12 5,758 37 236,684 4
2011 45,072 13 5,640 39 242,066 5
2012 42,754 14 4,992 41 243,546 5
Trademark Registrations
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998     10,626 20 33,052 5
1999 1 99 10,452 14 25,282 6
2000     11,405 16 28,867 6
2001     11,005 18 33,879 5
2002     9,385 22 32,084 5
2003 2,512 33 8,668 23 66,852 5
2004 2,891 33 7,923 22 101,246 4
2005 5,388 27 8,828 21 161,730 5
2006 5,728 28 7,384 31 173,476 4
2007 5,567 30 6,620 33 179,411 4
2008 6,824 28 6,180 37 210,175 4
2009 61,498 5 7,008 23 219,462 4
2010 101,514 3 8,866 18 251,285 4
2011 61,687 6 6,293 32 227,001 4
2012 37,467 13 4,837 40 211,313 5
Industrial Design Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998 1,794 13 3,938 5 4,632 6
1999 1,625 14 4,158 5 5,069 6
2000 1,747 16 4,355 5 5,741 6
2001 364 37 3,167 7 5,910 6
2002 448 32 3,093 8 5,621 6
2003 1,208 19 1,839 13 18,386 6
2004 1,437 19 919 19 35,832 4
2005 1,735 18 669 23 43,945 3
2006 1,672 18 548 26 42,759 4
2007 1,704 18 469 30 46,809 5
2008 2,917 10 263 46 47,146 4
2009 2,992 13 138 47 47,435 4
2010 3,170 12 131 49 50,152 4
2011 3,328 11 117 56 52,151 4
2012 3,170 11 119 53 50,649 4
Industrial Design Registrations
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998 1,322 10 3,485 4 4,356 6
1999 1,815 10 3,833 4 4,495 6
2000 2,231 7 4,573 4 5,744 5
2001 364 28 3,166 6 5,486 6
2002 448 26 3,093 8 5,449 5
2003 758 16 1,839 9 11,772 6
2004 1,490 15 919 14 36,333 5
2005 1,842 14 669 19 45,687 3
2006 1,712 17 548 24 43,143 4
2007 1,655 17 469 28 45,306 5
2008 3,971 8 278 41 49,072 4
2009 3,179 8 211 37 47,324 4
2010 3,212 8 145 42 50,658 3
2011 2,864 10 101 54 51,357 4
2012 3,479 9 122 50 49,083 4
International Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties
Year PCT System Rank Madrid System Rank Hague System Rank
1998 962 12        
1999 1,091 12        
2000 1,390 13 1,624 5 578 4
2001 1,623 14 1,790 4 536 4
2002 1,977 11 1,798 4 590 4
2003 2,164 11 1,909 4 148 5
2004 2,184 10 2,505 3 57 5
2005 2,349 11 2,441 4 45 5
2006 2,698 11 3,076 4 47 5
2007 2,946 11 2,837 4 45 5
2008 2,883 12 2,924 4 65 6
2009 2,652 11 2,085 5 106 6
2010 2,658 12 2,774 5 122 6
2011 2,695 12 2,658 5 141 5
2012 2,863 11 2,787 5 189 4
PCT Top Applicants (Publication Year = 2012)
Applicant Publication Rank
PIRELLI TYRE S.P.A. 39 520
ENI S.P.A. 35 582
BASELL POLIOLEFINE ITALIA S.R.L. 34 592
SOLVAY SPECIALTY POLYMERS ITALY S.P.A. 33 610
CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE 23 854
PRYSMIAN CAVI E SISTEMI ENERGIA S.R.L. 23 854
DANIELI & C. OFFICINE MECCANICHE S.P.A. 22 887
INDESIT COMPANY S.P.A. 22 887
SISVEL TECHNOLOGY S.R.L. 19 1024
CHIESI FARMACEUTICI S.P.A. 17 1147
PCT National Phase Entry (Direct and via Regional Office)
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998 465 10     1,668 9
1999 593 10     2,050 10
2000 648 10     2,249 9
2001 799 10     2,672 9
2002 895 10     3,157 9
2003 1,091 8     3,635 9
2004 1,299 9     6,129 9
2005 1,392 9     6,654 9
2006 1,487 9     6,991 10
2007 1,705 9     8,041 10
2008 1,770 9     8,573 10
2009 1,738 9     8,236 10
2010 1,792 9     9,044 10
2011 1,774 10     9,505 11
2012 1,823 10     10,168 11
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.
Italy is a member of the European Patent Convention from 1979. 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 Italy.
Italy 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 Italy.
Contact information: Economics and Statistics Division, WIPO. Tel.: +41-22-338-91-11, email: Ipstats.mail@wipo.int.

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