Statistical Country Profiles



Denmark

Population (Million): 5.86 (2021)

Gross Domestic Product (Billion US$)(Constant 2017 US$ (PPP)): 340.79 (2021)

 

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

Year

Patent

Trademark (class count)

Industrial Design (design count)

GDP (Constant 2017 US$)

2012

11,033

123,964

43,062

286.38

2013

12,250

131,030

41,689

289.05

2014

12,570

144,868

44,674

293.73

2015

12,245

159,284

52,736

300.61

2016

11,760

176,805

55,903

310.37

2017

12,891

184,942

53,361

319.13

2018

13,387

187,120

51,549

325.48

2019

13,187

186,677

64,877

332.36

2020

13,586

177,752

60,558

325.51

2021

14,083

195,528

58,229

340.79

 

Patent

Patent Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2012

3,013

229

8,020

2013

3,275

193

8,975

2014

3,359

206

9,211

2015

3,388

270

8,857

2016

3,422

298

8,338

2017

3,609

282

9,282

2018

3,648

239

9,739

2019

3,753

228

9,434

2020

3,664

217

9,922

2021

3,710

186

10,373

Patent Grants

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2012

718

38

3,813

2013

859

58

3,999

2014

817

75

3,986

2015

995

133

4,550

2016

1,269

173

4,961

2017

1,320

176

5,125

2018

1,337

127

5,169

2019

1,603

210

5,412

2020

1,492

134

5,506

2021

1,414

101

5,521

Patents in Force

Year

Patents in Force

2012

47,085

2013

51,277

2014

51,345

2015

52,321

2016

55,715

2017

58,494

2018

62,408

2019

65,967

2020

68,961

2021

69,784

Utility Model Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

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

2019

80

30

67

2020

105

35

66

2021

76

42

68

 

Trademark (class count)

Number of Classes Specified in Trademark Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2012

11,686

4,377

112,278

2013

11,552

4,308

119,478

2014

11,964

3,873

132,904

2015

9,467

3,536

149,817

2016

13,093

3,521

163,712

2017

12,882

4,125

172,060

2018

12,357

4,605

174,763

2019

11,774

4,572

174,903

2020

10,801

3,921

166,951

2021

11,695

4,297

183,833

Number of Classes Specified in Trademark Registrations

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2012

10,414

4,803

96,665

2013

11,346

4,816

115,712

2014

10,188

3,830

112,126

2015

11,041

4,225

139,447

2016

10,737

3,283

131,722

2017

10,846

4,341

143,961

2018

10,511

4,790

136,780

2019

9,055

4,323

145,057

2020

9,423

3,821

148,892

2021

10,757

3,600

176,525

 

Industrial Design (design count)

Number of Designs in Industrial Design Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2012

1,719

306

41,343

2013

1,585

347

40,104

2014

1,697

259

42,977

2015

2,004

219

50,732

2016

2,095

448

53,808

2017

2,006

387

51,355

2018

1,969

275

49,580

2019

2,359

239

62,518

2020

2,225

289

58,333

2021

2,183

185

56,046

Number of Designs in Industrial Design Registrations

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2012

1,585

265

37,789

2013

1,525

292

39,298

2014

1,619

230

41,325

2015

1,758

113

45,866

2016

2,210

448

57,122

2017

1,876

424

49,171

2018

1,768

270

45,613

2019

2,063

214

54,731

2020

2,399

268

64,314

2021

2,164

263

55,969

 

International Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties

Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties

Year

PCT System

Madrid System

Hague System

2012

1,409

604

33

2013

1,264

599

18

2014

1,299

544

40

2015

1,327

603

56

2016

1,356

599

82

2017

1,430

599

85

2018

1,445

592

86

2019

1,443

575

98

2020

1,577

652

88

2021

1,551

775

142

PCT National Phase Entry (Direct and via Regional Office)

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2012

819

55

5,586

2013

906

74

6,137

2014

958

59

6,368

2015

920

65

6,086

2016

886

84

5,626

2017

970

75

6,449

2018

1,000

86

6,498

2019

1,089

80

6,374

2020

1,072

71

6,611

2021

1,192

54

7,194

 

PCT Top Applicants

Applicant

2019

2020

2021

VESTAS WIND SYSTEMS A/S

134

134

161

SIEMENS GAMESA RENEWABLE ENERGY A/S

52

108

126

NOVOZYMES A/S

80

76

61

HALDOR TOPSOE A/S

54

58

55

NOVO NORDISK A/S

49

46

46

DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET

33

39

35

LM WIND POWER A/S

 

20

33

AMBU A/S

4

2

31

ROCKWOOL INTERNATIONAL A/S

10

14

30

GN HEARING A/S

3

7

29

 

Madrid Top Applicants

Applicant

2019

2020

2021

NOVOZYMES A/S

19

20

31

TRENDHIM APS

 

1

22

DAN-FOAM APS

1

10

20

CHR. HANSEN A/S

17

12

15

NOVO NORDISK A/S

5

10

8

APPLIED BIOMIMETIC A/S

 

 

7

COLOPLAST A/S

3

3

7

KITEDANMARK APS

 

 

7

MD FOODS AMBA

3

3

7

PANDORA A/S

1

4

7

 

Hague Top Applicants

Applicant

2019

2020

2021

FERM LIVING APS

40

45

28

KOMPAN A/S

 

13

28

GRUNDFOS HOLDING A/S

12

 

21

PHILLIPS-MEDISIZE A/S

 

 

17

CAM CAM COPENHAGEN A/S

 

 

15

LOUIS POULSEN A/S

1

15

15

MUUTO

15

27

15

GUBI

5

9

11

VISIODAN A/S

7

 

11

AH LICENSE APS

 

1

9

 

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.
• Denmark 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.
• 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. 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.