Intellectual Property Statistics

Reliable intellectual property (IP) statistics are an important tool in understanding trends in policy, business, and technology worldwide.

We cooperate with IP offices from around the world to provide the most up-to-date global IP data. We also publish statistical reports on worldwide IP activity and on the use of WIPO-administered treaties in protecting IP rights internationally.

Intellectual Property Statistics by country

Statistical country profiles provide information on patents, utility models, trademarks and industrial designs. They cover different dimensions of intellectual property (IP) activity, including incoming and outgoing filings, the share of filings in different technological fields, total patents in force, and the use of international IP systems by applicants.

IP Statistics Data Center

WIPO's IP Statistics Data Center is a free online service, which provides access to WIPO’s extensive statistical data on IP activity worldwide. You can search using a wide range of indicators, as well as view or download both the latest and historical data according to your needs.

This service is intended to be a tool for IP professionals, researchers and policymakers worldwide.

Video tutorial | IP statistics prior to 1980

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World Intellectual Property Indicators

WIPO's World Intellectual Property Indicators provides an annual overview of activity in the areas of patents, utility models, trademarks, industrial designs, microorganisms, plant variety protection, geographical indications and the creative economy.

World Intellectual Property Indicators 2022

This authoritative report analyzes IP activity around the globe. Drawing on 2021 filing, registration and renewals statistics from national and regional IP offices and WIPO, it covers patents, utility models, trademarks, industrial designs, microorganisms, plant variety protection and geographical indications. The report also draws on survey data and industry sources to give a picture of activity in the publishing industry.


WIPO IP Facts and Figures

WIPO's IP Facts and Figures provides an overview of intellectual property (IP) activity, using the latest available year of complete statistics. It serves as a quick reference guide covering four types of industrial property – patents, utility models, trademarks and industrial designs.

The publication focuses primarily on application data, which is the most frequently-used measure of IP activity. All figures presented within are based on a selection of those reported in WIPO’s more comprehensive World Intellectual Property Indicators.

WIPO IP Facts and Figures 2022

An overview of intellectual property activity based on the latest available year of complete statistics.


Intellectual Property Yearly Reviews and the Global Publishing Industry

PCT Yearly Review

The PCT Yearly Review presents a set of statistics based on PCT international applications, PCT National Phase entries and the overall performance of the PCT System.

Madrid Yearly Review

The Madrid System Yearly Review gives an overview of the number of international trademark applications recorded via the Madrid System.

Hague Yearly Review

The Hague System Yearly Review gives an overview of the number of international industrial designs.

The Global Publishing Industry in 2021

This report provides a global overview of the publishing industry in 2021, covering both trade and education.

Other Intellectual Property Data resources

IPC concordance table

The WIPO technology concordance table links the International Patent Classification (IPC) symbols with thirty-five fields of technology. The concordance table is updated on a regular basis to reflect revisions to the IPC.

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IP statistics glossary

The IP statistics glossary helps you to better understanding key technical terms and concepts found in IP data.

IP and Economics

IP protection has emerged as an important component of national economic policies. WIPO seeks to contribute to a better understanding of the economic effects of different IP policy choices.

National/regional IP offices

Historical IP data

In addition to current data, WIPO also publishes historical IP statistics, dating from 1883.

  • Patent statistics ZIP, Patent statistics
  • Utility model statistics ZIP, Utility model statistics
  • Trademark statistics ZIP, Trademark statistics
  • Industrial design statistics ZIP, Industrial design statistics
  • PCT statistics (1985-1999) ZIP, title goes here

Madrid statistical database

The Madrid statistical database contains bibliographic data of international registrations under the Madrid System. Data from the Madrid System covers more than a hundred countries and offers a unique view into how brands are internationalized. This database has been structured to suit the needs of academic researchers and inform evidence based policymaking utilizing applicant level data.

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Madrid statistics

Hague statistics

PCT statistics

Plant variety statistics

Microorganism statistics

  • Number of deposits/samples furnished under Rule 11 of the regulations of the Budapest Treaty - based on information requested by WIPO from international depositary authorities in annual surveys. XLS