Statistical Country Profiles

Austria

Population (Million): 8.85 (2018)

Gross Domestic Product (Billion US$)(Constant 2011 US$ (PPP)): 411.15 (2018)

 

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

Year

Patent

Trademark (class count)

Industrial Design (design count)

GDP (Constant 2011 US$)

2009

9,974

 

73,552

355.90

2010

11,065

 

66,957

362.44

2011

11,603

 

74,023

373.03

2012

12,396

297,202

77,971

375.57

2013

13,352

286,146

73,605

375.67

2014

13,688

291,267

79,461

378.15

2015

14,035

305,433

78,588

382.47

2016

13,874

304,624

79,766

390.27

2017

13,809

302,451

 

400.23

2018

14,561

317,075

 

411.15

 

Patent

Patent Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

3,767

292

6,207

2010

4,154

249

6,911

2011

3,888

276

7,715

2012

4,137

294

8,259

2013

4,159

244

9,193

2014

4,058

271

9,630

2015

4,200

236

9,835

2016

4,117

237

9,757

2017

4,298

232

9,511

2018

4,327

168

10,234

Patent Grants

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

1,520

162

2,546

2010

1,622

175

2,970

2011

1,747

188

3,139

2012

2,041

192

3,427

2013

1,906

187

3,761

2014

1,718

135

4,339

2015

2,180

216

4,922

2016

2,354

151

5,927

2017

2,446

122

6,362

2018

2,660

184

6,253

Patents in Force

Year

Patent in force

2009

103,742

2010

102,113

2011

102,551

2012

111,028

2013

104,260

2014

118,494

2015

121,367

2016

142,875

2017

146,880

2018

167,594

Utility Model Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

717

209

433

2010

678

204

459

2011

626

186

434

2012

520

191

471

2013

569

194

470

2014

550

198

441

2015

567

187

422

2016

496

183

405

2017

449

146

343

2018

380

157

368

 

Trademark (class count)

Number of Classes Specified in Trademark Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

 

 

217,094

2010

 

 

241,195

2011

 

 

250,985

2012

26,689

9,461

270,513

2013

26,963

9,213

259,183

2014

25,692

8,447

265,575

2015

24,730

8,145

280,703

2016

24,190

8,466

280,434

2017

23,518

8,710

278,933

2018

25,661

9,731

291,414

Number of Classes Specified in Trademark Registrations

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

 

 

190,283

2010

 

 

243,191

2011

 

 

228,489

2012

 

 

250,651

2013

 

 

237,332

2014

21,956

8,172

237,685

2015

21,576

8,765

246,082

2016

20,436

7,134

240,674

2017

20,627

9,226

264,159

2018

24,336

9,895

260,497

 

Industrial Design (design count)

Number of Designs in Industrial Design Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

3,599

403

69,953

2010

3,487

954

63,470

2011

3,735

778

70,288

2012

3,831

1,842

74,140

2013

3,427

1,871

70,178

2014

3,827

1,215

75,634

2015

3,572

1,181

75,016

2016

3,396

1,439

76,370

2017

 

 

67,334

2018

 

 

62,137

Number of Designs in Industrial Design Registrations

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

3,607

1,034

68,909

2010

3,078

366

62,100

2011

3,522

861

69,095

2012

3,645

1,265

73,635

2013

3,394

1,949

69,322

2014

3,503

1,514

74,859

2015

3,530

1,487

66,321

2016

3,295

1,489

74,972

2017

 

 

62,170

2018

 

 

62,672

 

International Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties

Applications Under the WIPO Systems

Year

PCT

Madrid

Hague

2009

1,029

1,254

18

2010

1,144

1,187

35

2011

1,343

999

23

2012

1,319

1,164

40

2013

1,262

1,063

38

2014

1,387

1,026

35

2015

1,399

1,109

42

2016

1,422

1,097

41

2017

1,397

1,050

51

2018

1,475

1,049

45

PCT National Phase Entry (Direct and via Regional Office)

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

 

 

3,044

2010

426

69

3,573

2011

162

23

4,335

2012

503

47

4,545

2013

477

56

5,044

2014

413

49

5,190

2015

462

25

5,376

2016

471

35

5,415

2017

524

41

5,280

2018

403

24

6,062

 

PCT Top Applicants

PCT Applicant

2016

2017

2018

BOREALIS AG

82

93

68

AVL LIST GMBH

40

64

50

TRIDONICATCO GMBH & CO. KG

37

26

49

AMS AG

21

41

35

JULIUS BLUM GMBH

21

29

32

LENZING AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT

6

3

29

MAGNA POWERTRAIN GMBH & CO KG

13

17

26

PRIMETALS TECHNOLOGIES AUSTRIA GMBH

31

23

25

SIEMENS AG OSTERREICH

47

29

25

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT WIEN

14

18

24

 

Madrid Top Applicants

Madrid Applicant

2016

2017

2018

BIOGENA NATURPRODUKTE GMBH & CO KG

5

18

32

SPAR OSTERREICHISCHE WARENHANDELS-AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT

13

11

17

RED BULL GMBH

13

20

14

HOFER KOMMANDITGESELLSCHAFT

11

24

10

SEMPERIT TECHNISCHE PRODUKTE GESELLSCHAFT M.B.H.

2

1

10

NICAPUR SUPPLEMENTS GMBH & CO KG

5

7

9

VTA AUSTRIA GMBH

2

4

9

FARMAK INTERNATIONAL HOLDING GMBH

14

10

8

TEUFELBERGER HOLDING AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT

1

1

7

ZKW GROUP GMBH

 

 

7

 

Hague Top Applicants

Hague Applicant

2016

2017

2018

FM MARKETING GMBH

25

27

30

FREY WILLE GMBH & CO. KG

56

30

17

JERZY FRANCISZEK KUCHARKO

16

 

14

LUKAS KLAUS WERLE

 

 

11

FRANZ NEUHOFER JUN.

 

 

9

JULIUS BLUM GMBH

 

 

9

AMADEUS ALS GMBH

 

 

7

SWAROVSKI-OPTIK KG

27

10

5

ATOMIC AUSTRIA GMBH

 

 

4

DI (FH) GOTTFRIED HOEGL

 

 

4

 

Source: WIPO statistics database. Last updated: 10/2019

• 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.
• Austria is a member of the European Patent Convention from 1979. Patent filings by residents of this country at the European Patent Office (EPO) are considered both resident and abroad filings via regional office.
• Austria 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.
• 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.