Statistical Country Profiles

Australia

Population (Million): 24.13 (2016)

Gross Domestic Product (Billion US$)(Constant 2011 US$ (PPP)): 1,071.58 (2016)

 

IP Filings (Resident + Abroad, Including Regional) and Economy

Year

Patent

Trademark

Industrial Design

GDP (Constant 2011 US$)

2007

11,992

140,427

11,884

846.64

2008

12,152

131,533

11,227

877.94

2009

10,656

120,478

10,943

893.85

2010

11,559

135,676

12,315

911.78

2011

11,536

140,115

16,709

933.42

2012

11,719

151,916

21,132

967.34

2013

12,515

162,718

17,955

992.20

2014

11,903

169,293

16,480

1,018.09

2015

11,239

197,417

12,672

1,042.74

2016

11,735

209,640

12,000

1,071.58

 

Patent

Patent Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2007

2,718

24,122

9,274

2008

2,821

23,525

9,331

2009

2,494

21,187

8,162

2010

2,409

22,478

9,150

2011

2,383

23,143

9,153

2012

2,627

23,731

9,092

2013

3,061

26,656

9,454

2014

1,988

23,968

9,915

2015

2,291

26,314

8,948

2016

2,620

25,774

9,115

Patent Grants

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2007

1,086

10,150

3,718

2008

925

10,938

3,691

2009

926

11,484

3,490

2010

1,178

13,379

4,500

2011

1,267

16,610

4,906

2012

1,311

16,413

4,448

2013

1,110

16,002

4,640

2014

1,199

18,105

4,650

2015

1,614

21,484

4,554

2016

1,433

22,311

4,750

Patents in Force

Year

Patent in force

2007

106,756

2008

107,699

2009

104,644

2010

96,293

2011

105,463

2012

112,176

2013

122,811

2014

128,407

2015

117,906

2016

132,994

Utility Model Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2007

1,036

193

37

2008

1,024

231

42

2009

1,110

210

45

2010

1,126

339

70

2011

1,204

486

73

2012

1,205

651

74

2013

1,131

545

68

2014

1,011

512

99

2015

1,108

720

96

2016

1,125

730

118

 

Trademark

Number of Classes Specified in Trademark Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2007

67,208

41,873

73,219

2008

65,598

40,181

65,935

2009

63,947

34,791

56,531

2010

68,333

38,823

67,343

2011

69,064

41,718

71,051

2012

70,602

43,522

81,314

2013

69,285

44,604

93,433

2014

71,933

46,747

97,360

2015

80,773

49,033

116,644

2016

81,399

53,674

128,241

Number of Classes Specified in Trademark Registrations

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2007

42,699

39,546

54,047

2008

46,837

43,954

68,160

2009

43,686

35,857

63,094

2010

41,561

34,621

63,518

2011

42,535

38,881

63,548

2012

43,503

41,248

69,367

2013

45,028

44,087

75,787

2014

43,541

43,991

88,023

2015

47,757

50,629

120,229

2016

50,695

46,965

105,490

 

Industrial Design

Number of Designs in Industrial Design Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2007

2,750

3,372

9,134

2008

2,727

3,350

8,500

2009

2,549

2,587

8,394

2010

2,828

3,035

9,487

2011

2,664

3,302

14,045

2012

2,714

3,835

18,418

2013

2,994

3,918

14,961

2014

2,630

3,967

13,850

2015

2,821

4,203

9,851

2016

2,739

4,539

9,261

Number of Designs in Industrial Design Registrations

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2007

2,522

3,048

6,441

2008

2,455

3,642

10,131

2009

2,639

3,026

7,948

2010

2,498

2,829

10,879

2011

2,511

3,136

13,528

2012

2,440

3,555

17,539

2013

2,920

4,144

12,344

2014

2,478

4,072

12,132

2015

2,516

4,076

11,264

2016

2,438

4,230

8,079

 

International Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties

Applications Under the WIPO Systems

Year

PCT

Madrid

Hague

2008

1,938

1,064

 

2009

1,736

976

2

2010

1,770

1,000

 

2011

1,748

980

1

2012

1,710

1,059

 

2013

1,604

1,330

2

2014

1,722

1,570

2

2015

1,741

1,946

3

2016

1,835

2,060

6

2017

1,850

2,115

4

PCT National Phase Entry (Direct and via Regional Office)

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2007

1,240

19,390

6,082

2008

1,236

19,287

5,895

2009

1,083

17,250

5,229

2010

1,053

17,988

6,082

2011

996

17,851

6,087

2012

1,046

18,061

6,154

2013

1,246

19,474

6,380

2014

754

18,427

6,473

2015

913

20,120

6,113

2016

1,001

18,374

6,186

 

PCT Top Applicants

PCT Applicant

2015

2016

2017

COMMONWEALTH SCIENTIFIC AND INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH ORGANISATION

35

44

51

COCHLEAR LIMITED

14

27

35

MONASH UNIVERSITY

23

22

28

NEWSOUTH INNOVATIONS PTY LIMITED

15

22

24

RESMED LIMITED

23

18

23

UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY

20

22

20

UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND

23

24

17

XARD GROUP PTY LTD

 

 

17

AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY

6

6

12

MACQUARIE UNIVERSITY

6

1

12

 

Madrid Top Applicants

Madrid Applicant

2015

2016

2017

MOOSE CREATIVEMANAGEMENT PTY LTD

20

26

30

ONE ZERO PTY LIMITED

2

10

19

SOUTHCORP BRANDS PTY LIMITED

1

4

19

LIQUORLAND (AUSTRALIA) PTY LTD

1

 

11

ATLASSIAN PTY LTD

1

6

10

PETER ALEXANDER SLEEPWEAR PTY LTD

 

 

9

SCENIC TOURS PTY LIMITED

5

5

8

STRAXCORP PTY LTD

 

 

8

ZAMBRERO AUSTRALIA HOLDINGS PTY LTD

 

 

8

ATP INSTITUTE PTY LTD

 

 

7

 

Source: WIPO statistics database. Last updated: 3/2018

• The statistics are based on data collected from IP offices or extracted from WIPO's operational databases. 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 European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) 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.
• Application class count: The number of classes specified in a trademark application. In the international trademark system and at certain national and regional offices, an applicant can file a trademark application that specifies one or more of the 45 goods and services classes of the Nice Classification. Offices use a single- or multi-class filing system. For example, the offices of Japan, the Republic of Korea and the United States of America (US) as well as many European IP offices have multi-class filing systems. The offices of Brazil, Malaysia and Mexico follow a single-class filing system, requiring a separate application for each class in which an applicant seeks trademark protection. To capture the differences in application numbers across offices, it is useful to compare their respective application and registration class counts.
• Application design count: The number of designs contained in an industrial design application. Under the Hague System for the International Registration of Industrial Designs, it is possible for an applicant to obtain protection for up to 100 industrial designs for products belonging to one and the same class by filing a single application. Some national or regional IP offices allow applications to contain more than one design for the same product or within the same class, while others allow only one design per application. In order to capture the differences in application numbers across offices, it is useful to compare their respective application and registration design counts.
• Contact information: Economics and Statistics Division, WIPO. Tel.: +41-22-338-91-11, email: Ipstats.mail@wipo.int.