Statistical Country Profiles

Ireland

Population (Million): 4.77 (2016)

Gross Domestic Product (Billion US$)(Constant 2011 US$ (PPP)): 299.89 (2016)

 

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

Year

Patent

Trademark

Industrial Design

GDP (Constant 2011 US$)

2007

4,317

 

 

223.62

2008

4,381

 

5,238

213.84

2009

4,372

 

 

204.07

2010

4,103

 

7,482

208.22

2011

4,189

 

 

208.14

2012

4,278

 

 

205.84

2013

4,389

 

 

208.11

2014

4,779

 

 

225.72

2015

5,348

 

8,314

285.03

2016

5,367

 

5,816

299.89

 

Patent

Patent Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2007

1,262

78

3,055

2008

1,415

76

2,966

2009

1,398

53

2,974

2010

1,248

59

2,855

2011

1,089

67

3,100

2012

1,059

63

3,219

2013

881

57

3,508

2014

881

58

3,898

2015

835

190

4,513

2016

878

85

4,489

Patent Grants

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2007

387

53

684

2008

385

56

890

2009

396

77

1,031

2010

361

32

1,304

2011

376

55

1,487

2012

322

58

1,716

2013

342

59

1,674

2014

369

32

1,822

2015

357

39

2,061

2016

462

87

2,445

Patents in Force

Year

Patent in force

2007

70,166

2008

78,816

2009

78,916

2010

79,040

2011

88,044

2012

96,583

2013

108,218

2014

111,109

2015

118,273

2016

147,125

Utility Model Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2007

 

 

12

2008

 

 

11

2009

 

 

10

2010

 

 

11

2011

 

 

20

2012

 

 

9

2013

 

 

20

2014

 

 

18

2015

 

 

22

2016

 

 

21

 

Trademark

Number of Classes Specified in Trademark Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2007

 

 

65,656

2008

 

 

68,113

2009

 

 

58,209

2010

 

 

64,108

2011

 

 

68,519

2012

 

 

74,254

2013

 

 

93,896

2014

 

 

86,652

2015

 

 

88,951

2016

 

 

88,256

Number of Classes Specified in Trademark Registrations

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2007

 

 

46,132

2008

 

 

56,114

2009

 

 

66,892

2010

 

 

77,901

2011

 

 

59,992

2012

 

 

57,714

2013

 

 

77,933

2014

 

 

88,385

2015

 

 

77,915

2016

 

 

82,139

 

Industrial Design

Number of Designs in Industrial Design Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2007

 

 

14,635

2008

294

16

4,944

2009

 

 

8,253

2010

381

14

7,101

2011

 

 

6,241

2012

 

 

3,932

2013

 

 

6,629

2014

 

 

7,145

2015

404

63

7,910

2016

320

59

5,496

Number of Designs in Industrial Design Registrations

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2007

 

 

15,883

2008

277

23

5,263

2009

 

 

4,484

2010

400

14

8,427

2011

 

 

5,117

2012

 

 

5,202

2013

 

 

5,909

2014

 

 

5,958

2015

402

45

8,172

2016

259

44

5,179

 

International Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties

Applications Under the WIPO Systems

Year

PCT

Madrid

Hague

2008

477

60

 

2009

474

102

 

2010

446

102

1

2011

408

129

1

2012

391

125

3

2013

432

170

3

2014

438

194

2

2015

453

174

1

2016

441

181

3

2017

477

165

5

PCT National Phase Entry (Direct and via Regional Office)

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2007

 

 

2,009

2008

 

 

1,754

2009

 

 

1,782

2010

 

 

1,458

2011

 

 

1,501

2012

 

 

1,466

2013

 

 

1,550

2014

 

 

1,903

2015

 

 

2,340

2016

 

 

1,871

 

PCT Top Applicants

PCT Applicant

2015

2016

2017

CONNAUGHT ELECTRONICS LIMITED

10

22

28

ACCENTURE GLOBAL SERVICES LIMITED

12

10

14

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE DUBLIN

11

7

11

FOTONATION LIMITED

1

10

10

PROTHENA BIOSCIENCES LIMITED

8

4

10

X-CELEPRINT LIMITED

4

4

10

JANSSEN R & D IRELAND

9

7

9

NURITAS LIMITED

 

 

9

DEPUY IRELAND UNLIMITED COMPANY

 

 

8

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE CORK

4

10

8

 

Madrid Top Applicants

Madrid Applicant

2015

2016

2017

GILEAD SCIENCES LIMITED

49

21

36

JANSSEN SCIENCES IRELAND UC

 

 

9

CPTM MANAGEMENT LIMITED

 

 

6

GLANBIA PLC

4

7

5

EUROFINS SCIENTIFIC (IRELAND) LIMITED

1

1

4

MARIGOT LIMITED TRADING AS CELTICSEA MINERALS

 

 

4

BARTONI LIMITED

 

1

3

ERNIEAPP LTD.

 

 

3

TOWER IPCO COMPANY LIMITED

1

6

3

URBAN OUTFITTERS IRELAND LIMITED

 

 

3

 

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.
• Ireland 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 Ireland.
• Ireland is a member of the European Union. Trademark and industrial design filings by residents of this country at the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) are considered both resident and abroad filings via regional office; filings by other nationals at EUIPO are considered non-resident filings via regional office for Ireland.
• 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.