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Statistical Country Profiles

Luxembourg

Population (Million): 0.53 (2012) (Rank = 165)

Gross Domestic Product (Billion US$)(Constant 2005 US$ (PPP)): 35.5 (2012) (Rank = 90)

IP Filings (Resident + Abroad, Including Regional) and Economy
Year Patent Trademark Industrial Design GDP (Constant 2005 US$)
1998 508 3,482   22.67
1999 535 4,447   24.58
2000 813 6,118   26.65
2001 632 5,230   27.33
2002 757 4,729   28.44
2003 729 4,951 335 28.92
2004 997 7,381 579 30.18
2005 1,123 8,415 660 31.77
2006 1,141 13,539 1,312 33.33
2007 1,437 22,120 1,478 35.53
2008 1,335 18,259 1,598 35.27
2009 1,486 19,916 1,658 33.83
2010 1,890 25,870 1,698 34.82
2011 2,348 29,486 2,037 35.39
2012 2,463 30,821 2,270 35.50
Patent Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998 165 53 68 71 343 28
1999 150 52 86 79 385 28
2000 232 50 91 81 581 28
2001 188 55 70 82 444 28
2002 189 55 42 85 568 27
2003 180 55 8 93 549 31
2004 206 54 18 92 791 29
2005 205 57 64 78 918 28
2006 207 56 26 89 934 30
2007 266 53 25 83 1,171 28
2008 269 50 23 86 1,066 29
2009 353 46 24 77 1,133 30
2010 502 45 21 78 1,388 28
2011 454 45 43 75 1,894 25
2012 502 43 52 69 1,961 25
Patent Applications by Top Fields of Technology (1998 - 2012)
Field of Technology Share
Pharmaceuticals 13.84
Medical technology 7.07
Materials, metallurgy 6.86
Transport 6.30
Organic fine chemistry 5.50
Surface technology, coating 4.24
Civil engineering 4.24
Thermal processes and apparatus 4.16
Engines, pumps, turbines 3.77
Optics 3.51
Others 40.51
Patent Grants
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998 131 44 69 63 284 26
1999 91 49 46 71 318 26
2000 81 47 16 78 275 26
2001 113 46 37 68 293 26
2002 93 46 44 67 344 26
2003 124 40 48 68 381 30
2004 106 41     372 27
2005 90 49 15 74 437 27
2006 90 52 32 72 346 31
2007 95 49 35 66 431 28
2008 115 49 21 77 550 26
2009 114 50 25 65 561 27
2010 190 41 27 70 737 26
2011 205 40 26 74 713 25
2012 247 37 49 64 863 25
Patents in Force
Year Patents in Force Rank
2004    
2005    
2006    
2007    
2008    
2009    
2010 21,346 28
2011 21,575 26
2012 21,267 25
Utility Model Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998         17 25
1999         8 32
2000         28 22
2001         10 28
2002         4 45
2003         11 36
2004         13 30
2005         14 30
2006         16 29
2007         34 27
2008         25 31
2009         31 26
2010         21 33
2011         45 29
2012         47 28
Trademark Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998 148 91     3,334 26
1999 227 86     4,220 20
2000 281 89     5,837 22
2001 279 91     4,951 24
2002 233 93     4,496 27
2003 270 89     4,681 30
2004 257 99     7,124 27
2005 294 95     8,121 27
2006 485 87     13,054 26
2007 1,246 75     20,874 21
2008 1,223 71     17,036 25
2009 1,158 65     18,758 22
2010 1,617 67     24,253 22
2011 1,668 62     27,818 21
2012 1,743 59     29,078 22
Trademark Registrations
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998         1,234 33
1999         840 35
2000         855 36
2001         1,005 33
2002         1,086 37
2003 188 76     3,455 26
2004 142 80     4,051 30
2005 231 79     6,350 27
2006 369 71     9,844 26
2007 442 68     12,748 26
2008 1,073 57     15,520 24
2009 990 57     15,440 24
2010 1,466 56     25,132 22
2011 1,504 54     23,430 21
2012 1,532 54     25,747 21
Industrial Design Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998         50 34
1999         118 24
2000         108 25
2001         46 42
2002         18 48
2003 20 72     315 29
2004 27 73     552 34
2005 27 71     633 32
2006 50 66     1,262 27
2007 54 63     1,424 29
2008 62 64     1,536 28
2009 66 60     1,592 29
2010 64 63     1,634 30
2011 73 63     1,964 29
2012 79 62     2,191 29
Industrial Design Registrations
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998         70 28
1999         64 30
2000         90 26
2001         67 31
2002         8 52
2003 13 63     209 30
2004 31 57     539 32
2005 26 58     619 33
2006 43 59     1,088 27
2007 58 53     1,546 27
2008 53 54     1,282 30
2009 60 52     1,479 29
2010 66 56     1,587 30
2011 74 56     1,937 28
2012 80 54     2,230 28
International Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties
Year PCT System Rank Madrid System Rank Hague System Rank
1998 120 25        
1999 132 26        
2000 138 28 95 26 18 13
2001 134 28 122 23 21 14
2002 143 29 88 27 23 10
2003 117 31 105 28 9 13
2004 127 30 139 27 1 21
2005 119 32 166 26 1 23
2006 128 32 167 28 2 18
2007 166 31 178 31 2 20
2008 228 31 256 26 4 26
2009 229 29 199 28 15 14
2010 251 30 250 27 19 15
2011 246 30 298 24 27 14
2012 268 31 270 26 35 12
PCT Top Applicants (Publication Year = 2012)
Applicant Publication Rank
DELPHI TECHNOLOGIES HOLDING S.A.R.L. 16 1201
ELEMENT SIX ABRASIVES S.A 14 1353
IEE INTERNATIONAL ELECTRONICS & ENGINEERING S.A. 14 1353
PAUL WURTH S.A. 12 1540
SAMSONITE IP HOLDINGS S.A.R.L 7 2485
SEEREAL TECHNOLOGIES S.A. 7 2485
REVISION MILITARY S.A.R.L. 6 2848
FLOORING INDUSTRIES LTD. 5 3329
CARIS LIFE SCIENCES LUXEMBOURG HOLDINGS 4 4061
EURO-CELTIQUE S.A. 4 4061
PCT National Phase Entry (Direct and via Regional Office)
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998 58 16 7 44 146 23
1999 63 16 5 46 140 25
2000 85 16 6 47 293 22
2001 87 17 5 51 233 25
2002 101 19     331 26
2003 88 21     263 26
2004 79 25     497 27
2005 96 24 42 48 649 26
2006 75 25     592 28
2007 134 24     726 27
2008 108 26     692 29
2009 147 25     708 28
2010 188 25     847 29
2011 232 24 4 69 1,319 25
2012 231 25 5 67 1,314 25
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.
Luxembourg is a member of the European Patent Convention from 1978. 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 Luxembourg.
Luxembourg is a member of the Benelux Office for Intellectual Property (BOIP). Trademark and industrial design filings by residents of this country at the BOIP are considered both resident and abroad filings via regional office; filings by other nationals at the BOIP are considered non-resident filings via regional office for Luxembourg.
Luxembourg 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 Luxembourg.
Contact information: Economics and Statistics Division, WIPO. Tel.: +41-22-338-91-11, email: Ipstats.mail@wipo.int.

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