World Intellectual Property Organization

Statistical Country Profiles

Poland

Population (Million): 38.54 (2012) (Rank = 33)

Gross Domestic Product (Billion US$)(Constant 2005 US$ (PPP)): 705.47 (2012) (Rank = 19)

IP Filings (Resident + Abroad, Including Regional) and Economy
Year Patent Trademark Industrial Design GDP (Constant 2005 US$)
1998 2,463 14,498   414.73
1999 2,374 15,473   433.49
2000 2,466 17,297   451.96
2001 2,281 17,000 1,241 457.41
2002 2,421 16,033 1,312 464.01
2003 2,409 20,513 2,167 481.95
2004 2,823 33,376 4,238 507.71
2005 2,554 38,655 9,289 526.08
2006 2,646 44,126 12,221 558.84
2007 2,854 53,270 16,793 596.76
2008 3,101 63,930 20,203 627.35
2009 3,551 60,080 27,650 637.39
2010 4,063 66,102 25,253 663.34
2011 4,901 71,605 28,704 692.87
2012 6,054 76,475 32,471 705.47
Patent Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998 2,407 19 4,128 22 56 39
1999 2,285 20 4,671 19 89 37
2000 2,404 20 4,899 21 62 40
2001 2,202 21 4,328 24 79 37
2002 2,313 21 4,292 23 108 36
2003 2,268 21 3,973 23 141 44
2004 2,474 22 5,359 17 349 37
2005 2,139 25 4,555 22 415 34
2006 2,280 25 655 38 366 38
2007 2,497 23 361 46 357 42
2008 2,655 22 290 51 446 40
2009 3,072 20 241 49 479 39
2010 3,408 21 227 53 655 37
2011 4,134 19 244 54 767 36
2012 4,795 18 247 48 1,259 29
Patent Applications by Top Fields of Technology (1998 - 2012)
Field of Technology Share
Civil engineering 10.92
Measurement 6.00
Organic fine chemistry 5.82
Transport 5.03
Electrical machinery, apparatus, energy 4.90
Basic materials chemistry 4.71
Other special machines 4.68
Mechanical elements 3.84
Medical technology 3.78
Handling 3.70
Others 46.62
Patent Grants
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998 1,174 18 1,242 22 54 34
1999 1,022 19 1,214 24 53 35
2000 939 20 1,524 19 45 35
2001 851 22 1,171 24 57 34
2002 834 21 1,428 20 49 37
2003 613 28 1,135 24 91 43
2004 792 22 1,016 21 77 42
2005 1,069 22 1,468 21 83 40
2006 1,139 21 1,564 21 126 37
2007 1,602 17 1,959 20 139 39
2008 1,477 18 2,139 17 170 37
2009 1,569 19 2,422 18 155 42
2010 1,430 19 1,619 22 158 41
2011 2,034 16 1,123 26 174 42
2012 1,928 17 636 32 267 40
Patents in Force
Year Patents in Force Rank
2004 13,828 23
2005 14,578 20
2006    
2007 17,251 21
2008 21,352 22
2009 26,327 25
2010 30,021 25
2011 35,612 21
2012 41,242 19
Utility Model Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998 1,525 9 74 12 11 27
1999 1,290 10 77 11 8 32
2000 1,274 9 56 16 8 32
2001 1,057 9 38 16 18 23
2002         14 30
2003 732 14 27 20 19 30
2004 648 13 32 19 14 29
2005 600 14 44 18 24 27
2006 625 14 53 17 34 24
2007 604 14 45 16 25 29
2008 667 16 52 21 36 25
2009 734 15 46 19 28 27
2010 879 15 66 18 26 32
2011 940 15 63 20 31 33
2012 941 15 56 20 20 37
Trademark Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998 11,263 18 12,719 17 3,235 27
1999 12,467 20 12,595 18 3,006 28
2000 14,111 19 14,096 20 3,186 33
2001 12,434 21 13,358 17 4,566 29
2002 12,355 21 11,607 18 3,678 29
2003 13,281 21 11,330 19 7,232 23
2004 14,323 22 8,760 27 19,053 17
2005 14,595 22 7,826 36 24,060 15
2006 14,991 24 7,419 39 29,135 16
2007 15,211 24 6,663 38 38,059 14
2008 16,313 23 5,904 47 47,617 13
2009 14,773 24 4,648 46 45,307 14
2010 15,840 25 4,187 48 50,262 14
2011 16,215 26 3,943 49 55,390 13
2012 15,397 26 3,777 55 61,078 13
Trademark Registrations
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998 5,858 21 11,408 14 3,014 21
1999 5,629 20 11,025 13 2,765 22
2000 7,118 18 12,883 11 2,445 27
2001 5,074 27 11,782 13 3,973 17
2002 4,803 26 10,666 16 2,842 21
2003 5,181 27 10,812 15 4,145 24
2004 5,683 25 9,266 17 5,375 24
2005 8,897 18 9,068 19 9,719 23
2006 11,052 15 8,015 25 15,547 17
2007 14,661 16 6,666 32 20,846 17
2008 14,812 17 5,819 41 28,470 16
2009 10,173 23 4,304 40 42,527 13
2010 11,879 23 3,773 47 51,354 14
2011 10,344 24 3,552 52 44,130 14
2012 9,506 27 3,128 59 45,405 13
Industrial Design Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998         60 33
1999         56 33
2000         75 30
2001 1,223 18 464 45 18 52
2002 1,284 18 447 44 28 41
2003 1,917 16 585 40 250 32
2004 2,009 16 306 50 2,229 20
2005 2,071 16 122 59 7,218 16
2006 2,123 16 52 68 10,098 12
2007 2,156 16 71 67 14,637 11
2008 2,152 16 51 70 18,051 10
2009 2,800 14 45 68 24,850 10
2010 2,586 15 32 77 22,667 10
2011 2,544 15 31 77 26,160 9
2012 2,488 14 35 82 29,983 8
Industrial Design Registrations
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998         46 31
1999         70 29
2000         83 27
2001 139 42 68 63 37 41
2002 921 16 440 40 9 50
2003 1,837 10 927 24 168 32
2004 2,076 10 760 22 1,230 23
2005 2,243 13 309 47 6,500 16
2006 1,801 14 63 61 8,829 13
2007 1,905 14 47 66 12,408 12
2008 1,883 15 65 62 17,694 10
2009 2,185 11 46 59 23,216 9
2010 2,056 11 39 66 21,688 9
2011 2,231 13 27 79 24,537 9
2012 2,611 11 38 76 28,247 8
International Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties
Year PCT System Rank Madrid System Rank Hague System Rank
1998 53 31        
1999 50 36        
2000 109 30 188 16    
2001 99 32 282 14 1 26
2002 116 32 238 18    
2003 154 29 314 18    
2004 107 33 342 19    
2005 97 34 335 20    
2006 101 34 347 20    
2007 107 35 353 23    
2008 128 36 456 19 5 24
2009 173 33 395 19 3 27
2010 199 31 376 18 19 15
2011 235 31 385 20 17 19
2012 252 32 393 21 21 18
PCT Top Applicants (Publication Year = 2012)
Applicant Publication Rank
INTERNATIONAL TOBACCO MACHINERY 18 1092
TELE ATLAS POLSKA SP.Z.O.O 6 2848
CENTRUM BADAWCZO-ROZWOJOWE EPAR SP. Z O.O. 5 3329
ADAMED SP. Z O.O. 4 4061
WROCLAWSKIE CENTRUM BADAN EIT + SP Z O.O. 4 4061
ADAM MICKIEWICZ UNIVERSITY 3 5220
INSTYTUT CHEMII ORGANICZNEJ POLSKIEJ AKADEMII NAUK 3 5220
MIEDZYNARODOWY INSTYTUT BIOLOGII MOLEKULARNEJ I KOMORKOWEJ 3 5220
PRZEMYSLOWY INSTYTUT MASZYN ROLNICZYCH 3 5220
TERMO ORGANIKA SP. Z O.O. 3 5220
PCT National Phase Entry (Direct and via Regional Office)
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998     2,900 14 9 44
1999     3,519 13 27 36
2000     3,799 14 14 48
2001     3,419 17 21 44
2002     3,443 19 31 43
2003     3,177 18 66 37
2004 37 31 4,961 14 192 34
2005 60 27 4,356 16 223 33
2006 52 26 443 25 200 34
2007 42 33 147 30 207 38
2008 43 37 58 40 147 44
2009 65 31 51 37 242 37
2010 61 32 43 48 338 36
2011 90 28 53 46 388 35
2012 112 28 50 46 691 30
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.
Poland is a member of the European Patent Convention from 2004. 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 Poland.
Poland 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 Poland.
Contact information: Economics and Statistics Division, WIPO. Tel.: +41-22-338-91-11, email: Ipstats.mail@wipo.int.

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