Statistical Country Profiles

Netherlands

Population (Million): 17.02 (2016)

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

 

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

Year

Patent

Trademark

Industrial Design

GDP (Constant 2011 US$)

2007

36,138

279,395

60,292

 

2008

37,117

428,523

74,148

 

2009

34,575

443,244

64,740

 

2010

33,405

455,922

64,303

 

2011

33,528

459,069

68,280

 

2012

31,305

454,795

69,910

 

2013

33,589

452,795

66,513

 

2014

37,729

475,034

65,996

 

2015

38,141

530,060

58,761

 

2016

39,058

533,201

78,806

 

 

Patent

Patent Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2007

9,079

367

27,059

2008

9,712

311

27,405

2009

9,316

279

25,259

2010

8,484

240

24,921

2011

8,195

310

25,333

2012

7,443

338

23,862

2013

8,151

449

25,438

2014

9,150

288

28,579

2015

9,299

287

28,842

2016

9,128

314

29,930

Patent Grants

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2007

3,615

524

9,720

2008

3,679

315

10,132

2009

3,238

305

10,588

2010

3,322

350

11,012

2011

3,586

275

11,442

2012

3,358

242

12,770

2013

3,619

297

12,904

2014

3,157

270

13,392

2015

3,164

212

13,988

2016

4,409

290

16,714

Patents in Force

Year

Patent in force

2007

138,513

2008

142,451

2009

136,765

2010

135,127

2011

138,974

2012

137,411

2013

150,815

2014

156,261

2015

160,214

2016

164,264

Utility Model Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2007

 

 

95

2008

 

 

137

2009

 

 

155

2010

 

 

163

2011

 

 

128

2012

 

 

191

2013

 

 

192

2014

 

 

175

2015

 

 

241

2016

 

 

230

 

Trademark

Number of Classes Specified in Trademark Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2007

9,156

 

270,239

2008

55,039

 

373,484

2009

52,139

 

391,105

2010

52,532

 

403,390

2011

54,027

 

405,042

2012

50,754

 

404,041

2013

48,098

 

404,697

2014

47,626

 

427,408

2015

51,336

 

478,724

2016

49,014

 

484,187

Number of Classes Specified in Trademark Registrations

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2007

7,577

 

231,584

2008

9,203

 

283,245

2009

9,616

 

286,011

2010

12,689

 

364,926

2011

46,994

 

380,929

2012

10,739

 

310,464

2013

9,913

 

298,438

2014

10,610

 

319,957

2015

45,980

 

424,025

2016

43,367

 

429,899

 

Industrial Design

Number of Designs in Industrial Design Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2007

2,177

 

58,115

2008

3,150

 

70,998

2009

2,995

 

61,745

2010

3,061

 

61,242

2011

3,090

 

65,190

2012

3,240

 

66,670

2013

2,966

 

63,547

2014

2,830

 

63,166

2015

2,628

 

56,133

2016

3,321

 

75,485

Number of Designs in Industrial Design Registrations

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2007

2,203

 

52,182

2008

3,103

 

68,435

2009

2,815

 

61,066

2010

2,996

 

64,050

2011

2,863

 

60,630

2012

3,158

 

65,129

2013

2,791

 

60,328

2014

2,669

 

59,968

2015

2,680

 

56,800

2016

3,082

 

69,989

 

International Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties

Applications Under the WIPO Systems

Year

PCT

Madrid

Hague

2008

4,361

1,765

85

2009

4,420

1,355

115

2010

4,010

1,374

178

2011

3,511

1,354

128

2012

4,079

1,259

151

2013

4,190

1,466

144

2014

4,206

1,392

121

2015

4,334

1,311

164

2016

4,676

1,492

249

2017

4,431

1,405

173

PCT National Phase Entry (Direct and via Regional Office)

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2007

 

 

18,609

2008

 

 

19,319

2009

 

 

17,492

2010

 

 

17,924

2011

 

 

18,592

2012

 

 

17,009

2013

 

 

17,679

2014

 

 

19,757

2015

 

 

19,186

2016

 

 

19,781

 

PCT Top Applicants

PCT Applicant

2015

2016

2017

KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS ELECTRONICS N.V.

1,378

1,137

1,077

SABIC GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES B.V.

196

359

488

PHILIPS LIGHTING HOLDING B.V.

 

321

316

ASML NETHERLANDS B.V.

118

154

211

SHELL INTERNATIONALE RESEARCH MAATSCHAPPIJ B.V.

127

109

159

DSM IP ASSETS B.V.

180

150

132

UNILEVER N.V.

80

79

122

HP INDIGO B.V.

30

73

85

NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST- NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO

64

42

46

HERE GLOBAL B.V.

48

49

39

 

Madrid Top Applicants

Madrid Applicant

2015

2016

2017

KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS ELECTRONICS N.V.

123

85

57

PHILIPS LIGHTING HOLDING B.V.

 

26

48

AKZO NOBEL COATINGS INTERNATIONAL B.V.

27

45

23

FRIESLANDCAMPINA NEDERLAND B.V.

 

8

14

TALPA CONTENT B.V.

5

2

14

DEMP B.V.

5

11

12

TCC GLOBAL N.V.

 

4

10

MEDIQ N.V.

 

11

9

GRANDVISION GROUP HOLDING B.V.

6

9

8

HANDELSONDERNEMING KUBUS BV

 

 

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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.
• 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.
• 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 EUIPO are considered non-resident filings via regional office for Netherlands.
• 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.