Statistical Country Profiles



Denmark

Population (Million): 5.82 (2019)

Gross Domestic Product (Billion US$)(Constant 2017 US$ (PPP)): 332.73 (2019)

 

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

Year

Patent

Trademark (class count)

Industrial Design (design count)

GDP (Constant 2017 US$)

2010

11,242

111,191

31,384

282.64

2011

11,819

118,454

39,714

286.41

2012

10,949

124,015

43,057

287.06

2013

12,207

131,181

41,687

289.74

2014

12,537

144,868

44,669

294.43

2015

12,225

159,291

52,733

301.33

2016

11,747

176,805

55,899

311.11

2017

12,900

184,953

53,355

317.45

2018

13,387

187,123

51,549

325.04

2019

13,163

186,821

64,877

332.73

 

Patent

Patent Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2010

3,469

142

7,773

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

9,739

2019

3,753

228

9,410

Patent Grants

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

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

2019

1,603

210

5,411

Patents in Force

Year

Patents in Force

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

2019

65,967

Utility Model Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

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

2019

80

30

67

 

Trademark (class count)

Number of Classes Specified in Trademark Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

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

3,536

149,824

2016

13,093

3,517

163,712

2017

12,882

4,125

172,071

2018

12,357

4,605

174,766

2019

11,774

4,567

175,047

Number of Classes Specified in Trademark Registrations

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2010

11,417

4,463

101,749

2011

10,478

4,372

97,412

2012

10,414

4,832

96,665

2013

11,346

4,846

115,712

2014

10,188

3,856

112,126

2015

11,041

4,280

139,431

2016

10,737

3,307

131,724

2017

10,846

4,410

143,961

2018

10,511

4,811

136,780

2019

9,055

4,327

144,983

 

Industrial Design (design count)

Number of Designs in Industrial Design Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2010

1,374

138

30,010

2011

1,637

108

38,077

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

1,969

275

49,580

2019

2,359

239

62,518

Number of Designs in Industrial Design Registrations

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2010

1,245

118

28,188

2011

1,429

94

34,621

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

49,171

2018

1,768

270

45,598

2019

2,063

214

54,731

 

International Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties

Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties

Year

PCT System

Madrid System

Hague System

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

599

82

2017

1,430

599

85

2018

1,445

592

86

2019

1,443

565

98

2020

1,551

630

88

PCT National Phase Entry (Direct and via Regional Office)

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2010

863

42

5,330

2011

884

38

5,937

2012

819

55

5,502

2013

906

74

6,094

2014

958

59

6,335

2015

920

65

6,066

2016

886

84

5,613

2017

970

75

6,458

2018

1,000

86

6,498

2019

1,089

80

6,350

 

PCT Top Applicants

Applicant

2018

2019

2020

VESTAS WIND SYSTEMS A/S

130

134

134

SIEMENS GAMESA RENEWABLE ENERGY A/S

4

52

108

NOVOZYMES A/S

99

80

76

HALDOR TOPSOE A/S

71

54

58

NOVO NORDISK A/S

62

49

46

DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET

39

33

39

COLOPLAST A/S

15

67

31

DANFOSS A/S

14

6

25

ROCHE INNOVATION CENTER COPENHAGEN A/S

8

21

23

VKR HOLDING A/S

9

18

22

 

Madrid Top Applicants

Applicant

2018

2019

2020

NOVOZYMES A/S

4

19

20

H. LUNDBECK A/S

22

25

13

CHR. HANSEN A/S

4

17

12

SP GROUP A/S

 

 

11

DAN-FOAM APS

 

1

10

NOVO NORDISK A/S

12

5

10

NKT PHOTONICS A/S

 

 

8

WIDEX A/S

3

4

8

ABENA HOLDING A/S

 

 

6

NIC. CHRISTIANSEN GRUPPEN A/S

 

 

6

 

Hague Top Applicants

Applicant

2018

2019

2020

MASCOT INTERNATIONAL A/S

9

79

117

FERM LIVING APS

41

40

45

MUUTO

 

15

27

BEIRHOLMS VAEVERIER A/S

 

 

15

GN HEARING A/S

5

4

15

LOUIS POULSEN A/S

24

1

15

MENU A/S

11

7

14

KOMPAN A/S

2

 

13

D LINE A/S

 

 

11

BERING GROUP APS

 

 

10

 

Source: WIPO statistics database; last updated: 03/2021

• 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.