Statistical Country Profiles

Estonia

Population (Million): 1.32 (2017)

Gross Domestic Product (Billion US$)(Constant 2011 US$ (PPP)): 38.78 (2017)

 

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

Year

Patent

Trademark

Industrial Design

GDP (Constant 2011 US$)

2008

154

11,764

1,116

34.72

2009

270

9,857

1,073

29.61

2010

304

13,360

1,652

30.28

2011

275

15,894

2,600

32.58

2012

291

21,015

3,133

33.98

2013

273

22,566

3,992

34.64

2014

278

26,807

2,398

35.64

2015

236

29,322

3,177

36.24

2016

275

29,588

3,413

36.99

2017

285

37,036

6,365

38.78

 

Patent

Patent Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2008

69

10

85

2009

110

20

160

2010

111

13

193

2011

92

15

183

2012

61

5

230

2013

66

17

207

2014

80

6

198

2015

62

6

174

2016

73

1

202

2017

91

4

194

Patent Grants

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2008

15

160

38

2009

20

120

25

2010

34

93

50

2011

38

97

50

2012

57

64

80

2013

56

31

103

2014

34

12

76

2015

28

6

94

2016

29

8

88

2017

32

2

110

Patents in Force

Year

Patent in force

2008

3,893

2009

4,753

2010

5,317

2011

6,071

2012

6,771

2013

6,439

2014

7,904

2015

8,356

2016

8,924

2017

9,710

Utility Model Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2008

132

8

4

2009

128

4

6

2010

158

8

1

2011

82

6

2

2012

63

11

10

2013

95

6

12

2014

70

12

4

2015

76

11

7

2016

55

6

15

2017

53

2

10

 

Trademark

Number of Classes Specified in Trademark Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2008

3,391

6,917

8,373

2009

2,529

4,099

7,328

2010

2,622

4,173

10,738

2011

2,263

4,228

13,631

2012

2,363

3,592

18,652

2013

2,758

3,954

19,808

2014

2,862

3,001

23,945

2015

3,120

2,707

26,202

2016

2,943

2,404

26,645

2017

3,377

3,296

33,659

Number of Classes Specified in Trademark Registrations

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2008

2,408

7,793

8,653

2009

2,202

5,902

6,815

2010

1,920

4,420

9,756

2011

2,095

4,661

13,383

2012

2,332

4,400

13,515

2013

2,182

4,160

15,395

2014

2,426

3,458

19,793

2015

2,730

3,266

23,168

2016

2,026

2,384

22,006

2017

2,444

3,160

25,888

 

Industrial Design

Number of Designs in Industrial Design Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2008

122

135

994

2009

129

105

944

2010

129

57

1,523

2011

145

50

2,455

2012

198

111

2,935

2013

191

131

3,801

2014

154

12

2,244

2015

160

31

3,017

2016

173

233

3,240

2017

268

274

6,097

Number of Designs in Industrial Design Registrations

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2008

120

172

861

2009

93

104

919

2010

114

54

1,205

2011

151

26

2,585

2012

199

113

2,796

2013

196

113

3,793

2014

210

12

4,120

2015

155

29

2,937

2016

174

241

3,267

2017

 

 

5,926

 

International Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties

Applications Under the WIPO Systems

Year

PCT

Madrid

Hague

2008

35

87

1

2009

30

48

 

2010

49

52

1

2011

35

60

1

2012

34

80

 

2013

21

81

1

2014

33

81

5

2015

36

81

7

2016

24

50

13

2017

47

73

9

PCT National Phase Entry (Direct and via Regional Office)

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2008

 

7

50

2009

4

10

82

2010

2

5

130

2011

 

5

86

2012

 

1

140

2013

 

14

111

2014

 

1

95

2015

 

2

72

2016

 

 

77

2017

1

3

69

 

PCT Top Applicants

PCT Applicant

2015

2016

2017

STARSHIP TECHNOLOGIES OU

 

 

6

OU SKELETON TECHNOLOGIES

 

1

2

SPRAYPRINTER OU

 

 

2

TALLINN UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY

 

3

2

BIOTATEC OU

 

 

1

BUINCO INNOVATION OU

 

 

1

CAPSTER OU

 

 

1

CONCTEX TILE OU

 

 

1

FORECAST FOUNDATION OU

 

 

1

GLENS OU

 

 

1

 

Madrid Top Applicants

Madrid Applicant

2015

2016

2017

GIG MEDIA OU

 

 

3

OU UBC HOLDING GROUP

 

 

3

BAKHOS CAPITAL INVEST OU

 

 

2

DIESELLAND OU

 

 

2

KOCH OU

 

1

2

MAGNETIC MRO AS

 

 

2

ME HEALTHY OU

 

 

2

OLGA NOVGORODTCEVA

 

 

2

OU DELUX

 

 

2

SAARIOINEN EESTI OU

 

 

2

 

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.
• Estonia is a member of the European Patent Convention from 2002. Patent filings by residents of this country at the European Patent Office (EPO) are considered both resident and abroad filings via regional office.
• Estonia 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.