World Intellectual Property Organization

Statistical Country Profiles

Sweden

Population (Million): 9.52 (2012) (Rank = 88)

Gross Domestic Product (Billion US$)(Constant 2005 US$ (PPP)): 334.35 (2012) (Rank = 31)

IP Filings (Resident + Abroad, Including Regional) and Economy
Year Patent Trademark Industrial Design GDP (Constant 2005 US$)
1998 13,993 27,440 3,119 236.54
1999 15,173 28,642 3,234 247.56
2000 17,801 40,679 2,713 258.58
2001 17,231 29,725 2,248 261.85
2002 15,746 26,000 1,788 268.35
2003 14,808 29,964   274.62
2004 16,329 39,477   286.25
2005 16,862 44,158   295.29
2006 18,480 52,668   307.98
2007 20,647 66,006 16,771 318.19
2008 22,391 61,604 18,368 316.24
2009 20,652 64,758 17,391 300.34
2010 22,449 71,325 16,940 320.03
2011 22,014 78,256 17,516 331.89
2012 21,711 77,830 18,760 334.35
Patent Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998 5,714 10 753 40 8,279 11
1999 6,119 11 853 41 9,054 10
2000 6,529 11 844 41 11,272 9
2001 6,474 11 574 46 10,757 9
2002 5,923 10 597 44 9,823 11
2003 5,587 11 703 39 9,221 11
2004 5,197 12 462 44 11,132 11
2005 5,008 13 438 47 11,854 11
2006 4,996 15 413 46 13,484 11
2007 5,260 14 398 44 15,387 10
2008 5,689 13 306 49 16,702 10
2009 5,334 14 463 37 15,318 10
2010 5,756 14 353 44 16,693 10
2011 5,614 14 337 45 16,400 11
2012 5,758 14 148 59 15,953 12
Patent Applications by Top Fields of Technology (1998 - 2012)
Field of Technology Share
Digital communication 12.08
Telecommunications 8.58
Pharmaceuticals 7.24
Medical technology 6.98
Transport 5.50
Organic fine chemistry 4.69
Computer technology 4.57
Mechanical elements 3.95
Machine tools 3.94
Civil engineering 3.77
Others 38.70
Patent Grants
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998 2,669 10 759 29 4,109 11
1999 2,795 11 589 35 4,702 11
2000 2,294 12 381 38 5,010 9
2001 2,671 11 345 41 5,654 9
2002 3,212 11 491 35 5,087 11
2003 3,782 10 713 32 6,836 9
2004 3,992 9 737 26 6,340 9
2005 2,848 11 407 35 5,855 9
2006 2,704 13 287 42 6,448 10
2007 2,537 14 237 42 6,399 9
2008 2,620 12 187 50 6,705 10
2009 2,314 15 239 44 6,695 10
2010 2,583 14 264 42 8,002 11
2011 2,332 14 197 46 8,669 9
2012 2,434 14 144 49 9,752 9
Patents in Force
Year Patents in Force Rank
2004 102,785 10
2005 102,741 9
2006 104,710 9
2007 105,571 10
2008 106,009 11
2009 102,363 12
2010 80,132 14
2011    
2012    
Utility Model Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998         64 14
1999         262 5
2000         50 15
2001         85 13
2002         356 5
2003         425 5
2004         60 17
2005         52 19
2006         54 20
2007         92 17
2008         60 20
2009         70 17
2010         109 19
2011         140 16
2012         128 17
Trademark Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998 8,184 20 7,915 34 19,256 10
1999 8,362 22 8,122 33 20,280 10
2000 9,156 23 8,888 37 31,523 10
2001 7,538 28 8,582 36 22,187 11
2002 7,960 29 7,166 35 18,040 11
2003 7,846 31 6,565 43 22,118 10
2004 8,683 30 6,117 43 30,794 11
2005 9,833 30 6,121 48 34,325 12
2006 10,436 31 5,286 52 42,232 12
2007 12,318 27 4,520 63 53,688 11
2008 12,548 28 4,046 67 49,056 12
2009 11,475 30 3,082 65 53,283 12
2010 11,971 30 2,747 67 59,354 12
2011 11,620 29 2,701 67 66,636 12
2012 11,056 32 2,541 72 66,774 12
Trademark Registrations
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998 2,166 34 5,548 46 8,112 12
1999 2,952 31 6,435 36 6,920 13
2000 6,309 21 7,361 32 8,482 12
2001 5,675 25 7,742 32 8,618 10
2002 6,105 20 6,549 39 7,029 11
2003 5,330 25 5,332 45 17,402 9
2004 4,921 27 4,687 47 21,753 10
2005 7,818 21 4,756 46 32,565 11
2006 8,237 21 4,643 45 33,008 12
2007 1,365 49 3,171 73 41,358 12
2008 7,947 26 2,785 76 51,826 11
2009 9,386 24 2,751 64 46,932 11
2010 8,198 28 2,272 69 59,851 12
2011 8,169 28 2,383 72 59,991 12
2012 8,701 29 2,311 74 61,245 12
Industrial Design Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998 1,638 15 881 29 1,481 10
1999 1,454 16 910 28 1,780 10
2000 1,299 18 1,041 29 1,414 10
2001 1,109 21 910 30 1,139 10
2002 1,094 20 744 33 694 12
2003 387 35     5,940 10
2004 358 37     9,336 10
2005 471 35     11,780 11
2006 475 35     12,275 11
2007 1,143 21 62 70 15,628 10
2008 1,283 21 26 86 17,085 11
2009 1,232 21 29 75 16,159 11
2010 1,119 23 36 74 15,821 12
2011 1,045 23 15 91 16,471 12
2012 1,157 20 24 90 17,603 13
Industrial Design Registrations
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998 698 18 544 32 1,011 10
1999 625 19 468 35 1,249 10
2000 866 15 743 31 1,420 10
2001 974 16 919 29 1,148 10
2002 792 17 843 31 638 9
2003 205 39     3,376 10
2004 404 31     10,187 10
2005 515 28     12,862 10
2006 487 31     12,179 11
2007 1,040 19 43 67 14,639 10
2008 1,151 18 23 79 16,267 11
2009 1,050 18 18 81 16,329 10
2010 1,000 21 27 73 15,794 12
2011 986 19 14 89 15,777 12
2012 943 20 18 90 17,467 13
International Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties
Year PCT System Rank Madrid System Rank Hague System Rank
1998 2,590 6        
1999 2,717 6        
2000 3,090 6 509 10 12 14
2001 3,422 6 435 11 24 12
2002 2,989 7 364 13 17 12
2003 2,606 9 366 16    
2004 2,851 9 483 17    
2005 2,884 9 501 18    
2006 3,336 10 585 16 2 18
2007 3,655 10 663 16 3 17
2008 4,136 9 723 16 7 17
2009 3,568 10 631 16 4 24
2010 3,314 10 622 16 11 19
2011 3,462 10 694 15 34 11
2012 3,587 10 660 16 52 8
PCT Top Applicants (Publication Year = 2012)
Applicant Publication Rank
TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL) 1,199 10
AKTIEBOLAGET SKF 154 112
SCANIA CV AB (PUBL) 95 198
SONY MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS AB 92 208
AUTOLIV DEVELOPMENT AB 83 236
VOLVO CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT HOLDING SWEDEN AB 64 310
SCA HYGIENE PRODUCTS AB 54 376
VOLVO LASTVAGNAR AB 42 490
HUSQVARNA AKTIEBOLAG 38 537
ASTRAZENECA AB 35 582
PCT National Phase Entry (Direct and via Regional Office)
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998 1,420 5 100 30 4,357 6
1999 1,616 5 125 32 4,969 6
2000 1,810 6 132 36 6,195 6
2001 2,037 6     6,164 7
2002 2,076 5 76 41 5,986 7
2003 1,986 6 109 39 5,418 8
2004 1,854 8 82 47 7,485 8
2005 1,803 8 60 45 8,074 8
2006 1,921 8 60 41 9,436 8
2007 2,054 8 19 49 10,841 8
2008 2,387 8     12,372 8
2009 2,547 8     11,391 9
2010 2,603 8 46 47 12,524 9
2011 2,498 8 44 48 12,075 9
2012 2,427 8 53 45 11,658 10
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.
Sweden 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 Sweden.
Sweden 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 Sweden.
Contact information: Economics and Statistics Division, WIPO. Tel.: +41-22-338-91-11, email: Ipstats.mail@wipo.int.

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