Statistical Country Profiles

Denmark

Population (Million): 5.80 (2018)

Gross Domestic Product (Billion US$)(Constant 2011 US$ (PPP)): 276.38 (2018)

 

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

Year

Patent

Trademark (class count)

Industrial Design (design count)

GDP (Constant 2011 US$)

2009

9,803

93,441

34,718

239.61

2010

11,241

111,346

31,384

244.09

2011

11,819

118,454

39,864

247.35

2012

10,949

124,015

43,057

247.91

2013

12,207

131,181

41,687

250.23

2014

12,537

144,868

44,669

254.28

2015

12,225

159,288

52,733

260.24

2016

11,747

176,857

55,899

266.48

2017

12,900

184,917

53,355

272.51

2018

13,385

187,105

51,398

276.38

 

Patent

Patent Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

3,006

131

6,797

2010

3,469

142

7,772

2011

3,372

197

8,447

2012

3,013

229

7,936

2013

3,275

193

8,932

2014

3,359

206

9,178

2015

3,388

270

8,837

2016

3,422

298

8,325

2017

3,609

282

9,291

2018

3,648

239

9,737

Patent Grants

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

566

81

2,855

2010

627

43

3,305

2011

665

37

3,599

2012

718

38

3,781

2013

859

58

3,999

2014

817

75

3,985

2015

995

133

4,550

2016

1,269

173

4,961

2017

1,320

176

5,123

2018

1,337

127

5,169

Patents in Force

Year

Patent in force

2009

50,243

2010

47,732

2011

47,405

2012

47,085

2013

51,277

2014

51,345

2015

52,321

2016

55,715

2017

58,494

2018

62,408

Utility Model Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

181

26

48

2010

198

37

47

2011

171

19

46

2012

161

26

61

2013

157

40

90

2014

146

39

91

2015

120

38

71

2016

111

33

46

2017

100

32

58

2018

70

22

59

 

Trademark (class count)

Number of Classes Specified in Trademark Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

11,552

4,883

81,889

2010

12,491

6,062

98,855

2011

11,786

5,203

106,668

2012

11,686

4,377

112,329

2013

11,552

4,308

119,629

2014

11,964

3,873

132,904

2015

9,467

3,536

149,821

2016

13,096

3,517

163,761

2017

12,882

4,123

172,035

2018

12,357

4,613

174,748

Number of Classes Specified in Trademark Registrations

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

11,563

5,562

91,616

2010

11,417

4,463

101,734

2011

10,478

4,372

97,412

2012

10,414

4,832

96,650

2013

11,346

4,844

115,697

2014

10,188

3,856

112,126

2015

11,041

4,265

139,447

2016

10,737

3,307

131,691

2017

10,849

4,362

144,058

2018

10,511

4,797

136,746

 

Industrial Design (design count)

Number of Designs in Industrial Design Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

1,525

78

33,193

2010

1,374

138

30,010

2011

1,642

108

38,222

2012

1,719

306

41,338

2013

1,585

347

40,102

2014

1,697

259

42,972

2015

2,004

219

50,729

2016

2,095

448

53,804

2017

2,006

387

51,349

2018

1,964

275

49,434

Number of Designs in Industrial Design Registrations

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

1,552

82

35,436

2010

1,245

118

28,188

2011

1,439

94

35,953

2012

1,585

265

37,788

2013

1,525

292

39,298

2014

1,619

230

41,323

2015

1,758

113

45,865

2016

2,210

448

57,115

2017

1,876

424

49,170

2018

1,768

270

45,597

 

International Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties

Applications Under the WIPO Systems

Year

PCT

Madrid

Hague

2009

1,339

554

12

2010

1,156

557

11

2011

1,288

509

19

2012

1,409

604

33

2013

1,264

599

18

2014

1,299

544

40

2015

1,327

603

56

2016

1,356

600

82

2017

1,430

598

85

2018

1,443

594

84

PCT National Phase Entry (Direct and via Regional Office)

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

5

40

4,643

2010

4

42

5,329

2011

10

38

5,937

2012

5

55

5,502

2013

12

74

6,094

2014

20

59

6,335

2015

17

65

6,066

2016

22

84

5,613

2017

6

75

6,458

2018

7

86

6,496

 

PCT Top Applicants

PCT Applicant

2016

2017

2018

VESTAS WIND SYSTEMS A/S

89

145

130

NOVOZYMES A/S

105

112

99

HALDOR TOPSOE A/S

58

74

71

NOVO NORDISK A/S

66

52

62

SIEMENS WIND POWER A/S

 

 

56

DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET

62

54

39

GRUNDFOS HOLDING A/S

18

10

26

LM WIND POWER INTERNATIONAL TECHNOLOGY II APS

 

5

21

UNIVERSITY OF COPENHAGEN

21

14

21

H. LUNDBECK A/S

12

14

20

 

Madrid Top Applicants

Madrid Applicant

2016

2017

2018

H. LUNDBECK A/S

11

19

22

NOVO NORDISK A/S

5

5

12

MOBILEPAY A/S

 

 

9

FIBERTEX PERSONAL CARE A/S

 

 

8

NOVOZYMES A/S

15

10

8

JOE & THE JUICE A/S

 

1

6

LOUIS POULSEN A/S

7

7

6

COLOPLAST A/S

7

10

5

CHR. HANSEN A/S

5

5

4

MD FOODS AMBA

7

2

4

 

Hague Top Applicants

Hague Applicant

2016

2017

2018

FERM LIVING APS

24

34

41

LOUIS POULSEN A/S

2

1

24

MR LIND APS

 

 

15

DESIGNERS COMPANY APSC/O MENUSPACE APS

 

 

13

LIBRATONE A/S

14

1

13

VISIODAN A/S

25

5

13

CARSTEN OLESEN

 

 

12

MENU A/S

 

 

11

MASCOT INTERNATIONAL A/S

73

49

9

AMMERAAL BELTECH MODULAR A/S

 

 

8

 

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.
• Denmark is a member of the European Patent Convention from 1990. Patent filings by residents of this country at the European Patent Office (EPO) are considered both resident and abroad filings via regional office.
• Denmark 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.