Statistical Country Profiles

Denmark

Population (Million): 5.77 (2017)

Gross Domestic Product (Billion US$)(Constant 2011 US$ (PPP)): 269.34 (2017)

 

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

Year

Patent

Trademark

Industrial Design

GDP (Constant 2011 US$)

2008

10,769

112,223

42,048

251.97

2009

9,803

93,441

36,774

239.61

2010

11,240

111,191

30,705

244.09

2011

11,815

118,454

39,645

247.35

2012

10,950

124,015

42,748

247.91

2013

12,207

131,181

41,755

250.23

2014

12,538

144,868

44,257

254.28

2015

12,225

159,288

51,653

258.36

2016

11,732

176,985

56,322

263.44

2017

12,861

184,715

52,448

269.34

 

Patent

Patent Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2008

3,221

195

7,548

2009

3,006

131

6,797

2010

3,469

142

7,771

2011

3,372

197

8,443

2012

3,013

229

7,937

2013

3,275

193

8,932

2014

3,359

206

9,179

2015

3,388

270

8,837

2016

3,422

298

8,310

2017

3,609

282

9,252

Patent Grants

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2008

613

77

2,415

2009

566

81

2,856

2010

627

43

3,305

2011

665

37

3,598

2012

718

38

3,781

2013

859

58

4,000

2014

817

75

3,985

2015

995

133

4,549

2016

1,269

173

4,960

2017

1,320

176

5,120

Patents in Force

Year

Patent in force

2008

53,997

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

Utility Model Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2008

218

23

52

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

 

Trademark

Number of Classes Specified in Trademark Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2008

14,569

8,350

97,654

2009

11,552

4,883

81,889

2010

12,486

6,062

98,705

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

3,537

149,821

2016

13,096

3,521

163,889

2017

12,880

4,099

171,835

Number of Classes Specified in Trademark Registrations

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2008

14,016

9,545

93,914

2009

11,563

5,562

91,635

2010

11,417

4,462

101,743

2011

10,478

4,369

97,412

2012

10,430

4,810

97,066

2013

11,346

4,841

115,704

2014

10,188

3,850

112,194

2015

11,041

4,254

139,489

2016

10,732

3,286

131,533

2017

10,845

4,346

143,973

 

Industrial Design

Number of Designs in Industrial Design Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2008

1,809

110

40,239

2009

1,603

68

35,171

2010

1,353

124

29,352

2011

1,636

102

38,009

2012

1,707

290

41,041

2013

1,589

308

40,166

2014

1,683

260

42,574

2015

1,969

115

49,684

2016

2,106

400

54,216

2017

1,965

416

50,483

Number of Designs in Industrial Design Registrations

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2008

1,760

134

40,165

2009

1,530

82

34,823

2010

1,212

116

27,273

2011

1,424

89

34,403

2012

1,578

287

37,597

2013

1,525

309

39,232

2014

1,594

255

40,595

2015

1,753

113

45,720

2016

2,101

397

53,843

2017

1,867

415

48,854

 

International Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties

Applications Under the WIPO Systems

Year

PCT

Madrid

Hague

2008

1,357

664

5

2009

1,339

554

12

2010

1,156

557

11

2011

1,288

509

18

2012

1,409

604

34

2013

1,264

599

18

2014

1,299

544

41

2015

1,327

603

56

2016

1,356

600

84

2017

1,429

598

85

PCT National Phase Entry (Direct and via Regional Office)

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2008

8

41

5,368

2009

5

40

4,643

2010

4

42

5,328

2011

10

38

5,933

2012

5

55

5,502

2013

12

74

6,094

2014

20

59

6,335

2015

17

65

6,066

2016

22

84

5,598

2017

6

75

6,411

 

PCT Top Applicants

PCT Applicant

2015

2016

2017

VESTAS WIND SYSTEMS A/S

90

89

145

NOVOZYMES A/S

111

105

112

HALDOR TOPSOE A/S

46

58

74

DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET

74

62

54

NOVO NORDISK A/S

63

66

52

DANFOSS A/S

16

29

27

ROCKWOOL INTERNATIONAL A/S

13

12

25

LM WP PATENT HOLDING A/S

17

16

20

F.L. SMIDTH A/S

25

29

18

CHR. HANSEN A/S

14

13

17

 

Madrid Top Applicants

Madrid Applicant

2015

2016

2017

H. LUNDBECK A/S

16

11

19

LEO PHARMA A/S

3

3

15

COLOPLAST A/S

7

7

10

NOVOZYMES A/S

11

15

10

ROCKWOOL INTERNATIONAL A/S

1

 

10

DLF SEEDS A/S

 

2

7

LOUIS POULSEN A/S

3

7

7

BPH SCAGLEITTI A/S

1

3

6

SOLAR A/S

2

9

6

TRIPLE A A/S

 

 

6

 

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.
• 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.