Statistical Country Profiles

Austria

Population (Million): 8.81 (2017)

Gross Domestic Product (Billion US$)(Constant 2011 US$ (PPP)): 400.26 (2017)

 

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

Year

Patent

Trademark

Industrial Design

GDP (Constant 2011 US$)

2008

9,790

 

59,304

369.82

2009

9,974

 

69,217

355.90

2010

11,065

 

61,963

362.44

2011

11,603

 

69,657

373.03

2012

12,398

297,202

71,788

375.57

2013

13,352

286,146

68,521

375.67

2014

13,689

291,267

70,730

378.78

2015

14,038

305,433

65,845

382.91

2016

13,852

304,792

69,255

388.47

2017

13,785

302,402

 

400.26

 

Patent

Patent Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2008

3,790

329

6,000

2009

3,767

292

6,207

2010

4,154

249

6,911

2011

3,888

276

7,715

2012

4,137

294

8,261

2013

4,159

244

9,193

2014

4,058

271

9,631

2015

4,200

236

9,838

2016

4,117

237

9,735

2017

4,298

232

9,487

Patent Grants

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2008

1,729

197

2,433

2009

1,520

162

2,546

2010

1,622

175

2,970

2011

1,747

188

3,139

2012

2,041

192

3,428

2013

1,906

187

3,762

2014

1,718

135

4,339

2015

2,180

216

4,922

2016

2,354

151

5,924

2017

2,446

122

6,351

Patents in Force

Year

Patent in force

2008

105,129

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

Utility Model Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2008

682

179

401

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

 

Trademark

Number of Classes Specified in Trademark Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2008

 

 

209,432

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

8,144

280,703

2016

24,190

8,467

280,602

2017

23,521

8,709

278,881

Number of Classes Specified in Trademark Registrations

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2008

 

 

216,301

2009

 

 

190,298

2010

 

 

243,195

2011

 

 

228,630

2012

 

 

250,721

2013

 

 

237,346

2014

21,956

8,171

237,686

2015

21,580

8,760

246,200

2016

20,436

7,122

240,696

2017

20,627

9,205

264,180

 

Industrial Design

Number of Designs in Industrial Design Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2008

3,259

708

56,045

2009

3,473

403

65,744

2010

3,330

954

58,633

2011

3,591

778

66,066

2012

3,655

1,842

68,133

2013

3,270

1,871

65,251

2014

3,564

1,215

67,166

2015

3,203

1,181

62,642

2016

3,079

1,439

66,176

2017

 

 

61,466

Number of Designs in Industrial Design Registrations

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2008

3,092

525

56,396

2009

3,480

1,034

64,703

2010

2,924

366

57,360

2011

3,383

861

63,604

2012

3,453

1,265

67,003

2013

3,248

1,949

64,769

2014

3,227

1,514

65,987

2015

3,243

1,487

56,907

2016

2,961

1,489

63,704

2017

 

 

55,873

 

International Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties

Applications Under the WIPO Systems

Year

PCT

Madrid

Hague

2008

951

1,365

8

2009

1,029

1,254

16

2010

1,144

1,187

35

2011

1,343

999

22

2012

1,319

1,164

40

2013

1,262

1,063

38

2014

1,387

1,026

38

2015

1,399

1,109

42

2016

1,422

1,097

42

2017

1,397

1,050

52

PCT National Phase Entry (Direct and via Regional Office)

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2008

 

 

3,102

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

5,393

2017

524

41

5,256

 

PCT Top Applicants

PCT Applicant

2015

2016

2017

BOREALIS AG

78

82

93

AVL LIST GMBH

46

40

64

AMS AG

41

21

41

ZKW GROUP GMBH

 

17

39

JULIUS BLUM GMBH

25

21

29

SIEMENS AG OSTERREICH

33

47

29

GE JENBACHER GMBH & CO OG

 

14

26

TRIDONICATCO GMBH & CO. KG

41

37

26

PLASSER & THEURER, EXPORT VON BAHNBAUMASCHINEN, GESELLSCHAFT M.B.H.

17

15

25

PRIMETALS TECHNOLOGIES AUSTRIA GMBH

23

31

23

 

Madrid Top Applicants

Madrid Applicant

2015

2016

2017

HOFER KOMMANDITGESELLSCHAFT

12

11

24

RED BULL GMBH

24

13

20

BIOGENA NATURPRODUKTE GMBH & CO KG

5

5

18

VIENNA INSURANCE GROUP AG WIENER VERSICHERUNG GRUPPE

 

2

18

SPAR OSTERREICHISCHE WARENHANDELS-AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT

7

13

11

AMAG AUSTRIA METALL AG

 

 

10

FARMAK INTERNATIONAL HOLDING GMBH

11

14

10

RAUCH FRUCHTSAFTE GMBH

8

11

10

GETZNER TEXTIL AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT

 

 

9

HIRSCHMANN AUTOMOTIVE GMBH

20

2

8

 

Source: WIPO statistics database. Last updated: 12/2018

• 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.
• 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.