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.
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.
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.
This authoritative report analyzes IP activity around the globe. Drawing on 2022 filing, registration and in force statistics from national and regional IP offices, 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 creative economy.
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.
This report provides a global overview of the publishing industry in 2022, 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.
IP concordance table (11/2023)
Concept and methodology behind the IPC concordance table
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.