Statistical Country Profiles

Netherlands

Population (Million): 17.02 (2016) (Rank = 65)

Gross Domestic Product (Billion US$)(Constant 2011 US$ (PPP)): 802.05 (2016) (Rank = 25)

IP Filings (Resident + Abroad, Including Regional) and Economy
Year Patent Trademark Industrial Design GDP (Constant 2011 US$)
2002 23,513 37,729    
2003 23,770 54,772 8,612  
2004 32,917 72,117 20,035  
2005 37,308 73,467 21,105  
2006 36,633 87,137 21,018  
2007 36,138 153,123 22,815  
2008 37,117 149,387 25,924  
2009 34,575 160,292 26,359  
2010 33,405 160,453 25,042  
2011 33,528 164,291 25,556  
2012 31,305 162,532 27,114  
2013 33,589 164,929 25,506  
2014 37,729 165,992 26,361  
2015 37,983 179,311 24,952  
2016 38,908 191,380 29,268  
Patent Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
2002 7,176 9 481 46 16,337 7
2003 8,747 9 573 45 15,023 8
2004 9,161 9 556 39 23,756 6
2005 10,016 9 633 37 27,292 6
2006 9,496 9 548 41 27,137 6
2007 9,079 11 367 46 27,059 8
2008 9,712 11 311 48 27,405 8
2009 9,316 11 279 49 25,259 8
2010 8,484 12 240 54 24,921 8
2011 8,195 12 310 53 25,333 8
2012 7,443 14 338 46 23,862 9
2013 8,151 13 449 45 25,438 9
2014 9,150 12 288 51 28,579 9
2015 9,299 10 287 52 28,684 9
2016 9,128 12 314 49 29,780 9
Patent Applications by Top Fields of Technology (2002 - 2016)
Field of Technology Share
Audio-visual technology 8.62
Computer technology 7.11
Medical technology 6.38
Electrical machinery, apparatus, energy 6.21
Measurement 4.92
Optics 4.68
Basic materials chemistry 4.24
Semiconductors 4.14
Civil engineering 3.92
Organic fine chemistry 3.81
Others 45.97
Patent Grants
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
2002 3,384 10 760 31 5,673 8
2003 3,519 11 769 30 7,399 8
2004 3,585 10 482 33 7,797 8
2005 3,323 10 569 30 7,750 8
2006 3,725 11 555 33 9,220 8
2007 3,615 12 524 31 9,720 8
2008 3,679 11 315 40 10,132 8
2009 3,238 12 305 39 10,588 8
2010 3,322 12 350 36 11,012 8
2011 3,586 12 275 45 11,442 8
2012 3,358 12 242 45 12,770 8
2013 3,619 10 297 39 12,904 8
2014 3,157 12 270 39 13,392 9
2015 3,164 11 212 44 13,931 9
2016 4,409 10 290 40 16,651 9
Patents in Force
Year Patents in Force Rank
2004    
2005 135,215 8
2006 139,303 7
2007 138,513 8
2008 142,451 10
2009 136,765 10
2010 135,127 10
2011 138,974 11
2012 137,411 12
2013 150,815 11
2014 156,261 10
2015 160,214 11
2016 164,264 11
Utility Model Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
2002         224 10
2003         266 10
2004         123 11
2005         124 13
2006         142 8
2007         95 14
2008         137 12
2009         155 12
2010         163 11
2011         128 19
2012         191 15
2013         192 16
2014         175 15
2015         241 13
2016         230 13
Trademark Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
2002 1,061 67     36,668 9
2003 2,378 54     52,394 9
2004 2,142 58     69,975 9
2005 2,336 60     71,131 9
2006 2,779 59     84,358 8
2007 20,201 20     132,922 7
2008 18,917 22     130,470 7
2009 18,148 23     142,144 7
2010 18,283 23 1 128 142,170 7
2011 18,894 25     145,397 7
2012 17,807 25     144,725 7
2013 16,974 26     147,955 8
2014 16,459 25     149,533 9
2015 17,730 25     161,581 8
2016 17,541 28     173,839 8
Trademark Registrations
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
2002 6 97     24,186 7
2003 849 49     31,182 9
2004 929 48     39,180 9
2005 2,693 44     81,260 8
2006 2,503 41     78,338 8
2007 2,693 43     86,065 8
2008 16,548 15     127,219 7
2009 15,507 17     128,563 7
2010 16,301 18     154,364 7
2011 16,132 17     136,144 8
2012 15,365 17     132,842 8
2013 15,056 16     132,342 8
2014 14,691 22     139,934 8
2015 15,627 18     144,412 9
2016 15,371 18     151,007 8
Industrial Design Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
2002         730 11
2003 496 31     8,116 9
2004 986 22     19,049 8
2005 1,017 22     20,088 9
2006 1,040 25     19,978 9
2007 1,009 25     21,806 9
2008 1,088 26     24,836 9
2009 1,154 24     25,205 9
2010 1,108 26     23,934 9
2011 1,125 24     24,431 10
2012 939 29     26,175 9
2013 842 32     24,664 11
2014 870 29     25,491 12
2015 1,174 24     23,778 12
2016 1,301 23     27,967 12
Industrial Design Registrations
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
2002         631 10
2003 257 37     4,660 9
2004 1,128 18     19,068 8
2005 1,193 19     22,630 8
2006 1,047 19     19,801 9
2007 998 21     20,860 9
2008 1,093 21     23,737 8
2009 1,116 17     24,636 8
2010 1,120 20     24,660 8
2011 1,082 19     23,442 10
2012 911 22     25,310 9
2013 805 29     23,447 11
2014 803 26     23,563 11
2015 1,217 19     24,285 12
2016 1,192 20     25,422 12
International Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties
Year PCT System Rank Madrid System Rank Hague System Rank
2002 3,977 6 1,450 5 343 5
2003 4,479 6 1,384 5 169 4
2004 4,283 6 1,547 6 98 4
2005 4,500 7 1,644 6 77 4
2006 4,545 7 1,756 6 85 4
2007 4,421 8 1,621 7 88 4
2008 4,361 8 1,765 6 85 4
2009 4,420 8 1,355 8 115 5
2010 4,011 8 1,374 9 178 5
2011 3,511 9 1,354 10 128 6
2012 4,078 9 1,259 10 151 5
2013 4,188 9 1,466 9 144 6
2014 4,206 8 1,392 10 121 6
2015 4,334 8 1,311 10 164 7
2016 4,679 8 1,492 10 249 8
PCT Top Applicants (Publication Year = 2016)
Applicant Publication Rank
KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS ELECTRONICS N.V. 1,137 18
SABIC GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES B.V. 359 46
PHILIPS LIGHTING HOLDING B.V. 321 54
ASML NETHERLANDS B.V. 154 129
DSM IP ASSETS B.V. 150 141
SHELL INTERNATIONALE RESEARCH MAATSCHAPPIJ B.V. 109 194
UNILEVER N.V. 79 285
HEWLETT-PACKARD INDIGO B.V. 73 307
HERE GLOBAL B.V. 49 449
NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST- NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO 42 518
PCT National Phase Entry (Direct and via Regional Office)
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
2002 1,387 7     8,003 6
2003 2,798 5     6,854 6
2004 3,215 6     15,551 5
2005 3,657 4     18,987 4
2006 3,523 5     18,727 4
2007 3,230 6     18,609 5
2008 3,333 6     19,319 6
2009 3,247 6     17,492 7
2010 2,889 6     17,924 7
2011 2,927 6     18,592 7
2012 2,652 7     17,009 7
2013 2,587 8     17,679 8
2014 2,894 8     19,757 9
2015 2,924 8     19,040 9
2016 3,072 7     19,632 9
Source: WIPO statistics database. Last updated : 12/2017
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 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.
Netherlands 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 Netherlands. In case either the national office or the regional office did not supply data for a certain year, the figures reported in the tables may be incomplete for that year.
Netherlands is a member of the Benelux Office for Intellectual Property (BOIP). Trademark and industrial design filings by residents of this country at the BOIP are considered both resident and abroad filings via regional office; filings by other nationals at the BOIP are considered non-resident filings via regional office for Netherlands.
Netherlands 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 the EUIPO are considered non-resident filings via regional office for Netherlands.
Contact information: Economics and Statistics Division, WIPO. Tel.: +41-22-338-91-11, email: ipstats.mail@wipo.int.