Statistical Country Profiles



Czech Republic

Population (Million): 10.70 (2021)

Gross Domestic Product (Billion US$)(Constant 2017 US$ (PPP)): 425.76 (2021)

 

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

Year

Patent

Trademark (class count)

Industrial Design (design count)

GDP (Constant 2017 US$)

2012

1,900

126,073

30,158

354.09

2013

2,141

116,073

19,815

353.93

2014

2,180

101,850

23,871

361.93

2015

2,367

117,047

26,266

381.43

2016

2,152

128,210

21,431

391.11

2017

2,188

117,811

50,363

411.33

2018

2,251

139,887

26,526

424.48

2019

2,269

152,125

20,950

437.34

2020

1,953

151,559

25,477

411.99

2021

1,920

199,208

24,605

425.76

 

Patent

Patent Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2012

1,005

150

895

2013

1,134

97

1,007

2014

1,077

62

1,103

2015

1,093

72

1,274

2016

981

47

1,171

2017

997

66

1,191

2018

921

54

1,330

2019

964

48

1,305

2020

880

56

1,073

2021

745

59

1,175

Patent Grants

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2012

456

267

443

2013

475

203

404

2014

537

217

439

2015

650

173

453

2016

732

144

578

2017

690

102

748

2018

580

57

811

2019

640

42

870

2020

621

32

725

2021

537

40

710

Patents in Force

Year

Patents in Force

2012

28,864

2013

30,757

2014

32,590

2015

34,837

2016

37,889

2017

41,606

2018

45,016

2019

48,391

2020

50,193

2021

51,153

Utility Model Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2012

1,793

70

209

2013

1,661

70

239

2014

1,441

52

154

2015

1,364

82

141

2016

1,199

65

174

2017

1,205

74

187

2018

1,179

68

202

2019

1,260

41

148

2020

1,277

47

163

2021

1,044

60

143

 

Trademark (class count)

Number of Classes Specified in Trademark Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2012

32,715

6,573

93,358

2013

33,320

6,424

82,753

2014

20,362

5,134

81,488

2015

22,364

4,340

94,683

2016

22,841

5,083

105,369

2017

23,262

5,340

94,549

2018

23,007

5,724

116,880

2019

24,398

5,198

127,727

2020

25,817

4,753

125,742

2021

29,085

5,020

170,123

Number of Classes Specified in Trademark Registrations

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2012

24,567

7,154

74,119

2013

22,951

6,713

71,272

2014

29,985

5,624

73,527

2015

27,399

5,537

77,408

2016

26,789

4,876

88,764

2017

26,487

6,200

86,889

2018

24,242

6,283

84,507

2019

26,350

5,776

111,112

2020

25,505

4,757

105,071

2021

26,110

4,272

126,612

 

Industrial Design (design count)

Number of Designs in Industrial Design Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2012

2,065

152

28,093

2013

1,792

160

18,023

2014

1,938

15

21,933

2015

1,794

65

24,472

2016

1,610

193

19,821

2017

2,511

73

47,852

2018

1,520

91

25,006

2019

1,514

237

19,436

2020

1,474

64

24,003

2021

1,377

86

23,228

Number of Designs in Industrial Design Registrations

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2012

1,647

8

26,499

2013

1,708

68

17,920

2014

1,828

297

19,604

2015

1,883

11

23,941

2016

1,668

73

19,113

2017

2,155

153

45,610

2018

1,176

32

24,775

2019

1,186

90

18,484

2020

1,417

40

24,795

2021

1,524

276

21,193

 

International Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties

Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties

Year

PCT System

Madrid System

Hague System

2012

163

449

20

2013

197

447

7

2014

189

304

12

2015

191

333

20

2016

199

322

17

2017

184

301

24

2018

180

328

27

2019

183

375

19

2020

210

316

24

2021

281

288

13

PCT National Phase Entry (Direct and via Regional Office)

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2012

70

44

352

2013

66

40

442

2014

72

24

460

2015

109

21

681

2016

95

27

505

2017

105

23

531

2018

119

22

621

2019

94

16

552

2020

99

21

455

2021

101

26

637

 

PCT Top Applicants

Applicant

2019

2020

2021

FIRST POINT A.S.

 

 

11

UNIVERZITA PALACKEHO V OLOMOUCI

3

3

11

SKODA AUTO A.S.

5

4

7

TOMAS BATA UNIVERSITY IN ZLIN

3

2

6

UNIVERZITA KARLOVA, 3.LEKARSKA FAKULTA

2

5

6

EDWARDS, S.R.O.

 

1

5

FYZIKALNI USTAV AV CR, V. V. I.

3

1

5

PARKITECT S.R.O.

 

 

5

CONTIPRO A.S.

1

5

4

TEVA CZECH INDUSTRIES S.R.O

1

3

4

 

Madrid Top Applicants

Applicant

2019

2020

2021

PRO.MED.CS PRAHA A.S.

12

10

14

ZENTIVA, K.S.

15

17

12

LINET SPOL. S R.O.

4

4

7

LIVESPORT S.R.O.

 

1

6

SKODA AUTO A.S.

15

13

6

CRYSTALEX CZ, S.R.O.

 

1

5

ORKLA FOODS AOEESKO A SLOVENSKO A.S.

 

1

5

SAZKA GROUP A.S.

 

 

5

BORCAD MEDICAL A.S.

 

1

4

FATRA, A.S.

3

 

4

 

Hague Top Applicants

Applicant

2019

2020

2021

SKODA AUTO A.S.

57

77

36

DAVID KARASEK

64

13

20

TOMIL S.R.O.

2

10

17

PARKITECT S.R.O

 

 

8

GOTTSCHOL ALCUILUX CZ, SPOL. S R.O.

 

 

5

KIRILL KULAKOVSKIJ

 

 

2

VLADIMIR TESAR

 

 

1

 

Source: WIPO statistics database; last updated: 11/2022

• 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.
• Czech Republic 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.
• Czech Republic 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.