Statistical Country Profiles



Austria

Population (Million): 8.96 (2021)

Gross Domestic Product (Billion US$)(Constant 2017 US$ (PPP)): 483.14 (2021)

 

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

Year

Patent

Trademark (class count)

Industrial Design (design count)

GDP (Constant 2017 US$)

2012

12,484

297,146

77,236

449.30

2013

13,393

285,988

73,043

449.41

2014

13,711

291,267

78,769

452.38

2015

14,076

305,415

77,891

456.97

2016

13,933

305,055

79,364

466.06

2017

13,806

304,687

70,164

476.59

2018

14,561

318,484

64,670

488.51

2019

14,482

361,807

65,253

495.80

2020

13,763

358,211

69,827

462.41

2021

13,467

412,176

82,185

483.14

 

Patent

Patent Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2012

4,137

294

8,347

2013

4,159

244

9,234

2014

4,058

271

9,653

2015

4,200

236

9,876

2016

4,117

237

9,816

2017

4,298

232

9,508

2018

4,327

168

10,234

2019

4,407

208

10,075

2020

4,427

173

9,336

2021

4,192

175

9,275

Patent Grants

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2012

2,041

192

3,451

2013

1,906

187

3,761

2014

1,718

135

4,347

2015

2,180

216

4,923

2016

2,354

151

5,936

2017

2,446

122

6,370

2018

2,660

184

6,253

2019

2,632

139

6,802

2020

2,689

125

6,847

2021

2,237

128

6,510

Patents in Force

Year

Patents in Force

2012

111,028

2013

104,260

2014

118,494

2015

121,367

2016

142,875

2017

146,880

2018

167,594

2019

171,654

2020

159,581

2021

152,105

Utility Model Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2012

520

191

471

2013

569

194

471

2014

550

198

442

2015

567

187

422

2016

496

183

405

2017

449

146

343

2018

380

157

368

2019

324

126

311

2020

295

145

233

2021

282

151

267

 

Trademark (class count)

Number of Classes Specified in Trademark Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2012

26,685

9,465

270,461

2013

26,963

9,213

259,025

2014

25,692

8,447

265,575

2015

24,730

8,146

280,685

2016

24,190

8,473

280,865

2017

23,518

8,710

281,169

2018

25,660

9,722

292,824

2019

28,009

9,481

333,798

2020

28,092

8,818

330,119

2021

31,086

8,816

381,090

Number of Classes Specified in Trademark Registrations

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2012

 

 

250,527

2013

 

 

237,249

2014

21,956

8,138

237,631

2015

21,576

8,734

246,028

2016

20,436

7,098

240,623

2017

20,627

9,203

266,240

2018

24,336

9,891

262,793

2019

23,932

9,880

302,581

2020

23,839

8,177

286,537

2021

26,865

8,315

338,632

 

Industrial Design (design count)

Number of Designs in Industrial Design Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2012

3,100

525

74,136

2013

2,863

390

70,180

2014

3,133

390

75,636

2015

2,871

288

75,020

2016

2,994

294

76,370

2017

2,828

376

67,336

2018

2,529

179

62,141

2019

2,664

187

62,589

2020

2,752

55

67,075

2021

3,168

168

79,017

Number of Designs in Industrial Design Registrations

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2012

2,937

334

73,643

2013

2,863

470

69,322

2014

2,931

407

74,862

2015

2,845

440

66,323

2016

2,964

307

74,976

2017

2,615

386

62,170

2018

2,612

230

62,681

2019

2,664

134

62,983

2020

2,719

163

66,711

2021

3,026

95

75,367

 

International Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties

Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties

Year

PCT System

Madrid System

Hague System

2012

1,319

1,163

40

2013

1,262

1,063

38

2014

1,387

1,026

35

2015

1,399

1,108

42

2016

1,422

1,098

41

2017

1,397

1,054

51

2018

1,484

1,073

45

2019

1,434

1,073

48

2020

1,522

1,015

41

2021

1,586

1,181

80

PCT National Phase Entry (Direct and via Regional Office)

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2012

1,328

47

4,632

2013

1,338

56

5,084

2014

1,262

49

5,213

2015

1,364

25

5,417

2016

1,393

35

5,474

2017

1,464

41

5,277

2018

1,411

24

6,062

2019

1,361

28

5,865

2020

1,316

33

5,423

2021

1,381

39

5,486

 

PCT Top Applicants

Applicant

2019

2020

2021

Borealis Ag

106

109

101

Avl List Gmbh

67

69

70

Tridonicatco Gmbh & Co. Kg

46

30

55

Zkw Group Gmbh

27

41

33

Julius Blum Gmbh

26

34

31

Zumtobel Lighting Gmbh

3

10

31

Ams Ag

64

47

30

Fronius International Gmbh

10

25

30

Glock Technology Gmbh

 

 

22

Lenzing Aktiengesellschaft

31

25

19

 

Madrid Top Applicants

Applicant

2019

2020

2021

Biogena Gmbh & Co Kg

 

16

35

Red Bull Gmbh

11

23

22

Zkw Group Gmbh

20

3

13

Hirschmann Automotive Gmbh

 

6

11

Waterdrop Microdrink Gmbh

5

1

10

Fronius International Gmbh

6

10

8

Rauch Fruchtsafte Gmbh

6

1

8

Xxxlutz Marken Gmbh

23

7

8

Iwg Ing. W. Garha Fer Gesellschaft M.b.h.

 

 

7

Zotter Holding Gmbh & Co Kg

1

 

7

 

Hague Top Applicants

Applicant

2019

2020

2021

Goldeck Textil Gmbh

 

 

26

Bsl Products Gmbh

 

 

20

Hagleitner Hygiene International Gmbh

 

8

17

Julius Blum Gmbh

 

39

14

Rondo Ganahl Aktiengesellschaft

 

 

12

Zumtobel Lighting Gmbh

2

6

10

Franz Schoen

 

 

5

Gunter H. Wolff

 

 

5

Croma-pharma Gesellschaft M.b.h

 

 

4

Mayr-melnhof Packaging Austria Gmbh

 

 

4

 

Source: WIPO statistics database; last updated: 12/2022

• 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 application at the Eurasian Patent Organization (EAPO), the African Intellectual Property Organization (OAPI), the Benelux Office for Intellectual Property (BOIP), the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) or the Patent Office of the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf (GCC Patent Office) is multiplied by the corresponding number of member states ; whereas one application at the European Patent Office (EPO) or the African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO) is counted as one application abroad if the applicant does not reside in a member state, or as one resident application and one application abroad (two applications) if the applicant resides in a member state, due to lack of information on designations.
• Austria is a member of the European Patent Convention. 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. 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: Department for Economics and Data Analytics, WIPO. Tel.: +41-22-338-91-11, email: ipstats.mail@wipo.int.