World Intellectual Property Organization

Statistical Country Profiles

Portugal

Population (Million): 10.53 (2012) (Rank = 79)

Gross Domestic Product (Billion US$)(Constant 2005 US$ (PPP)): 220.67 (2012) (Rank = 47)

IP Filings (Resident + Abroad, Including Regional) and Economy
Year Patent Trademark Industrial Design GDP (Constant 2005 US$)
1998 179 9,555 211 200.03
1999 229 12,737 215 208.18
2000 193 16,541 268 216.33
2001 305 14,430 260 220.60
2002 249 15,281 273 222.28
2003 334 17,151 879 220.26
2004 386 22,180 2,422 223.70
2005 408 26,239 3,446 225.43
2006 564 40,597 3,640 228.70
2007 697 52,497 4,892 234.10
2008 886 49,567 4,570 234.08
2009 1,143 43,293 6,009 227.28
2010 1,061 43,174 5,268 231.68
2011 1,020 45,686 5,772 228.08
2012 1,130 43,757 5,418 220.67
Patent Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998 114 60 61 72 65 36
1999 115 57 114 75 114 34
2000 103 59 65 84 90 35
2001 155 57 56 85 150 35
2002 153 58 49 81 96 38
2003 164 58 40 83 170 41
2004 175 57 64 78 211 43
2005 199 58 47 83 209 42
2006 263 50 36 85 301 39
2007 321 50 31 80 376 40
2008 464 43 24 85 422 41
2009 678 41 46 70 465 40
2010 580 42 46 72 481 40
2011 648 41 75 69 372 44
2012 696 40 26 82 434 44
Patent Applications by Top Fields of Technology (1998 - 2012)
Field of Technology Share
Pharmaceuticals 9.67
Civil engineering 8.19
Organic fine chemistry 7.82
Biotechnology 5.34
Other special machines 5.20
Furniture, games 4.44
Transport 4.41
Medical technology 3.94
Chemical engineering 3.83
Measurement 3.46
Others 43.70
Patent Grants
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998 65 51 1,747 19 52 35
1999 96 47 901 28 53 35
2000 57 52 96 60 40 37
2001 53 56 150 56 42 35
2002 13 71 50 66 37 41
2003 118 44 133 53 77 45
2004 124 39 100 57 81 41
2005 165 41 86 59 82 42
2006 116 50 28 75 115 39
2007 167 40 42 63 106 42
2008 158 41 33 74 113 43
2009 149 44 21 71 152 43
2010 150 43 19 73 156 42
2011 122 45 49 67 167 43
2012 121 43 21 76 173 43
Patents in Force
Year Patents in Force Rank
2004 36,793 17
2005 4,502 30
2006 36,133 15
2007 38,895 15
2008 39,507 14
2009 39,867 18
2010 2,161 46
2011 1,932 52
2012 1,765 48
Utility Model Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998 45 27 36 16 6 31
1999 32 30 38 17 10 29
2000 50 30 44 17 9 30
2001 52 25 51 14 9 30
2002 49 26 31 16 12 32
2003 48 34 25 21 9 40
2004 47 36 27 21 11 33
2005 47 34 35 19 5 39
2006 56 34 45 21 12 31
2007 62 33 24 24 14 36
2008 83 34 26 26 4 50
2009 97 36 30 25 7 44
2010 94 36 33 26 11 39
2011 90 33 36 26 2 69
2012 64 37 26 26 5 52
Trademark Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998 3,737 37 9,315 27 5,818 17
1999 6,235 28 9,829 25 6,502 18
2000 8,396 26 10,358 34 8,145 18
2001 7,488 29 9,682 31 6,942 20
2002 7,307 31 7,829 32 7,974 18
2003 8,101 30 7,336 37 9,050 19
2004 8,625 33 6,624 37 13,555 20
2005 9,199 33 6,842 41 17,040 18
2006 12,926 26 5,852 48 27,671 17
2007 16,555 23 5,094 53 35,942 15
2008 16,658 22 4,817 55 32,909 18
2009 16,383 22 3,589 56 26,910 18
2010 17,503 23 2,993 65 25,671 20
2011 16,620 25 2,978 65 29,066 20
2012 15,293 28 2,487 75 28,464 23
Trademark Registrations
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998 7,018 15 10,654 18 1,904 29
1999 4,236 25 9,563 21 2,288 26
2000 2,772 31 9,168 25 2,633 25
2001 8,229 14 10,527 20 1,952 25
2002 5,052 25 7,629 30 2,475 23
2003 6,556 20 7,322 28 4,138 25
2004 7,921 18 6,600 29 6,710 23
2005 7,013 23 6,333 33 15,031 17
2006 8,793 20 5,690 38 15,171 18
2007 16,276 13 5,333 41 16,339 20
2008 15,888 14 4,509 52 23,537 18
2009 13,679 17 3,308 54 27,034 18
2010 15,451 17 2,856 57 31,181 18
2011 14,286 19 2,728 67 24,183 20
2012 12,966 20 2,279 75 22,791 23
Industrial Design Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998 171 44 442 43 40 37
1999 178 44 460 41 37 36
2000 187 42 508 43 81 29
2001 215 42 428 47 45 43
2002 232 40 441 45 41 33
2003 229 39 152 55 650 23
2004 246 44 32 79 2,176 21
2005 313 41 25 79 3,133 20
2006 320 44 16 83 3,320 21
2007 451 36 21 86 4,441 19
2008 449 34 14 94 4,121 20
2009 573 32 19 88 5,436 20
2010 573 31 9 98 4,695 22
2011 593 34 12 96 5,179 22
2012 577 36 37 81 4,841 22
Industrial Design Registrations
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998 138 36 501 35 16 42
1999 142 37 436 37 16 43
2000 131 39 426 41 30 37
2001 193 37 543 37 63 33
2002 173 40 430 41 17 43
2003 289 34 417 44 409 24
2004 274 36 99 60 1,995 21
2005 289 38 31 73 3,370 20
2006 296 41 15 83 3,051 21
2007 384 37 18 79 4,358 19
2008 424 33 19 84 3,519 21
2009 553 26 20 78 5,161 20
2010 558 29 17 84 4,542 22
2011 600 30 10 99 5,190 22
2012 566 30 33 77 4,748 22
International Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties
Year PCT System Rank Madrid System Rank Hague System Rank
1998 10 47        
1999 24 41        
2000 21 45 276 13    
2001 42 39 225 18    
2002 34 42 211 20    
2003 36 42 157 24    
2004 49 40 184 26    
2005 56 39 275 21    
2006 68 40 295 22    
2007 93 36 384 22    
2008 98 39 359 22 2 30
2009 163 34 162 31    
2010 116 36 162 30 1 37
2011 95 40 211 28 2 37
2012 129 37 201 30 1 42
PCT Top Applicants (Publication Year = 2012)
Applicant Publication Rank
UNIVERSIDADE DE AVEIRO 14 1353
UNIVERSIDADE DO MINHO 6 2848
NOVADELTA - COMERCIO E INDUSTRIA DE CAFES S.A. 5 3329
PORTELA & C.A., S.A. 4 4061
UNIVERSIDADE DE LISBOA 4 4061
UNIVERSIDADE DE TRAS-OS-MONTES E ALTO DOURO 4 4061
UNIVERSIDADE DO PORTO 4 4061
BIOSURFIT, S.A. 3 5220
CONSUMO EM VERDE - BIOTECNOLOGIA DAS PLANTAS, S.A. 3 5220
GOWAN COMERCIO INTERNACIONAL E SERVICOS LIMITADA 3 5220
PCT National Phase Entry (Direct and via Regional Office)
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998 5 24 15 42 18 36
1999 6 25 32 44 27 36
2000 4 26     18 44
2001 20 23     53 33
2002 11 26     39 40
2003 15 31     89 31
2004 26 34 24 55 123 38
2005 16 37 17 56 104 40
2006 34 34 1 57 162 37
2007 37 35 1 56 208 37
2008 50 32     290 34
2009 67 30 14 46 335 33
2010 60 34 17 53 378 34
2011 45 34 13 59 265 38
2012 58 34 10 62 291 36
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.
Portugal is a member of the European Patent Convention from 1992. 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 Portugal.
Portugal 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 Portugal.
Contact information: Economics and Statistics Division, WIPO. Tel.: +41-22-338-91-11, email: Ipstats.mail@wipo.int.

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