Statistical Country Profiles

Spain

Population (Million): 46.72 (2018)

Gross Domestic Product (Billion US$)(Constant 2011 US$ (PPP)): 1,637.93 (2018)

 

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

Year

Patent

Trademark (class count)

Industrial Design (design count)

GDP (Constant 2011 US$)

2009

9,298

619,023

121,855

1,513.87

2010

10,750

715,448

122,831

1,514.08

2011

10,836

735,637

124,520

1,498.96

2012

11,844

698,472

129,811

1,455.07

2013

11,010

771,037

116,581

1,430.25

2014

10,920

787,785

122,446

1,449.99

2015

10,866

836,390

117,024

1,502.84

2016

10,816

752,770

137,295

1,550.52

2017

10,808

723,993

121,829

1,596.71

2018

10,292

749,940

124,407

1,637.93

 

Patent

Patent Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

4,855

207

4,443

2010

5,002

213

5,748

2011

4,846

196

5,990

2012

4,816

209

7,028

2013

4,532

218

6,478

2014

4,416

225

6,504

2015

4,321

221

6,545

2016

4,307

177

6,509

2017

3,844

176

6,964

2018

3,307

149

6,985

Patent Grants

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

2,705

245

1,655

2010

2,892

274

1,871

2011

2,995

198

2,081

2012

2,964

161

2,326

2013

3,179

220

2,508

2014

3,436

266

2,565

2015

2,826

248

2,829

2016

2,889

171

3,384

2017

2,679

138

3,492

2018

2,599

122

3,672

Patents in Force

Year

Patent in force

2009

167,025

2010

175,687

2011

168,659

2012

163,325

2013

151,092

2014

137,836

2015

115,591

2016

115,070

2017

108,732

2018

81,957

Utility Model Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

2,447

113

135

2010

2,516

124

158

2011

2,481

117

212

2012

2,429

110

203

2013

2,527

121

197

2014

2,611

101

242

2015

2,227

127

275

2016

2,299

140

253

2017

2,313

152

220

2018

2,571

160

311

 

Trademark (class count)

Number of Classes Specified in Trademark Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

79,410

12,535

539,613

2010

85,806

10,627

629,642

2011

86,403

10,004

649,234

2012

82,544

8,658

615,928

2013

86,835

9,120

684,202

2014

92,174

8,979

695,611

2015

95,810

8,050

740,580

2016

94,591

8,416

658,179

2017

93,840

9,279

630,153

2018

95,692

10,126

654,248

Number of Classes Specified in Trademark Registrations

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

82,905

14,709

558,046

2010

79,171

11,035

653,694

2011

78,369

10,616

589,437

2012

74,344

9,406

543,868

2013

75,343

8,952

564,780

2014

77,441

8,472

618,579

2015

83,562

8,894

640,440

2016

81,459

7,074

636,245

2017

84,865

9,582

562,103

2018

82,691

10,070

567,230

 

Industrial Design (design count)

Number of Designs in Industrial Design Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

17,046

536

104,809

2010

18,672

545

104,159

2011

22,422

463

102,098

2012

21,512

472

108,299

2013

21,484

394

95,097

2014

21,531

532

100,915

2015

20,771

652

96,253

2016

21,782

785

115,513

2017

25,316

754

96,513

2018

21,945

634

102,462

Number of Designs in Industrial Design Registrations

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

19,037

544

103,201

2010

18,391

687

108,299

2011

22,660

898

95,387

2012

23,046

599

96,826

2013

22,130

400

91,976

2014

22,985

493

92,678

2015

21,831

611

90,177

2016

20,982

748

103,565

2017

25,719

782

100,108

2018

21,680

541

99,103

 

International Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties

Applications Under the WIPO Systems

Year

PCT

Madrid

Hague

2009

1,563

959

18

2010

1,770

962

25

2011

1,732

1,054

32

2012

1,705

1,137

35

2013

1,705

1,251

27

2014

1,703

1,295

36

2015

1,530

1,284

73

2016

1,507

1,328

56

2017

1,418

1,317

44

2018

1,409

1,356

85

PCT National Phase Entry (Direct and via Regional Office)

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

30

61

2,591

2010

26

84

3,596

2011

32

66

3,873

2012

47

67

4,600

2013

40

71

3,924

2014

51

96

4,212

2015

39

99

4,122

2016

34

39

4,019

2017

17

40

4,322

2018

29

67

4,326

 

PCT Top Applicants

PCT Applicant

2016

2017

2018

CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTÍFICAS (CSIC)

68

61

44

REPSOL EXPLORACION, S.A.

12

10

15

UNIVERSIDAD POLITECNICA DE VALENCIA

12

11

14

FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION

13

17

12

LABORATORIOS DEL DR. ESTEVE S.A.

9

15

12

DALPHI METAL ESPANA, S.A.

 

4

11

UNIVERSIDAD DE ALICANTE

18

17

11

UNIVERSIDAD DE GRANADA

12

7

10

UNIVERSIDAD DE SEVILLA

14

6

10

SERVICIO ANDALUZ DE SALUD

20

23

9

 

Madrid Top Applicants

Madrid Applicant

2016

2017

2018

SEAT, S.A.

1

17

16

BORA CREATIONS S.L.

11

18

15

MIGUEL TORRES, S.A.

14

6

14

EL CORTE INGLES, S.A.

9

3

11

LOEWE S.A.

4

2

11

CAMPER, S.L.

2

2

8

IMPORTACO, S.A.

 

 

8

ISDIN, S.A.

 

2

8

3L INTERNACIONAL S.A.

 

2

7

MERCADONA, S.A.

1

 

7

 

Hague Top Applicants

Hague Applicant

2016

2017

2018

ANDREU WORLD S.A.

20

31

21

STOR, S.L.

13

8

16

SANTA & COLE NEOSERIES S.L.

 

4

15

BLUESUN CONSUMER BRANDS, S.L.

 

 

13

KIDDUS ACCESORIOS, S.L.

 

 

10

PALOMA HERNANDEZ TAMAME

 

 

10

SEAT, S.A.

 

67

8

ESCOFET 1886, S.A.

3

3

5

LIGHT INSIGHT, S.L.

 

 

5

SP GLOBALSPORT S.L.

 

 

5

 

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.
• Spain is a member of the European Patent Convention from 1987. Patent filings by residents of this country at the European Patent Office (EPO) are considered both resident and abroad filings via regional office.
• Spain 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.