Statistical Country Profiles



Spain

Population (Million): 47.33 (2021)

Gross Domestic Product (Billion US$)(Constant 2017 US$ (PPP)): 1,803.04 (2021)

 

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

Year

Patent

Trademark (class count)

Industrial Design (design count)

GDP (Constant 2017 US$)

2012

11,907

698,329

129,743

1,673.05

2013

11,035

770,818

116,508

1,649.03

2014

10,959

787,785

122,341

1,671.85

2015

10,898

836,373

117,007

1,735.97

2016

10,841

753,026

137,276

1,788.59

2017

10,809

724,071

121,848

1,841.78

2018

10,292

749,917

124,425

1,883.94

2019

9,926

771,457

115,863

1,923.22

2020

10,170

738,735

110,103

1,715.07

2021

10,875

794,104

101,587

1,803.04

 

Patent

Patent Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2012

4,816

209

7,091

2013

4,532

218

6,503

2014

4,416

225

6,543

2015

4,321

221

6,577

2016

4,307

177

6,534

2017

3,844

176

6,965

2018

3,307

149

6,985

2019

3,176

159

6,750

2020

3,225

124

6,945

2021

3,258

126

7,617

Patent Grants

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2012

2,964

161

2,331

2013

3,179

220

2,508

2014

3,436

266

2,568

2015

2,826

248

2,833

2016

2,889

171

3,389

2017

2,679

138

3,503

2018

2,599

122

3,672

2019

2,102

97

3,645

2020

1,485

65

3,859

2021

1,443

68

3,937

Patents in Force

Year

Patents in Force

2012

163,325

2013

151,092

2014

137,836

2015

115,591

2016

115,070

2017

108,732

2018

95,911

2019

222,666

2020

224,455

2021

225,741

Utility Model Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2012

2,429

110

203

2013

2,527

121

198

2014

2,611

101

243

2015

2,227

127

275

2016

2,299

140

254

2017

2,313

152

220

2018

2,571

160

311

2019

2,604

153

235

2020

3,302

146

237

2021

2,933

158

249

 

Trademark (class count)

Number of Classes Specified in Trademark Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2012

82,544

8,658

615,785

2013

86,833

9,120

683,985

2014

92,174

8,979

695,611

2015

95,810

8,051

740,563

2016

94,591

8,420

658,435

2017

93,840

9,281

630,231

2018

95,689

10,103

654,228

2019

94,639

9,984

676,818

2020

94,635

8,547

644,100

2021

97,873

9,551

696,231

Number of Classes Specified in Trademark Registrations

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2012

74,344

9,364

543,868

2013

75,341

8,927

564,717

2014

77,441

8,432

618,571

2015

83,562

8,852

640,423

2016

81,459

7,036

636,312

2017

84,865

9,507

562,096

2018

82,691

10,061

567,482

2019

83,016

10,255

591,333

2020

77,239

8,211

580,573

2021

80,713

8,335

646,540

 

Industrial Design (design count)

Number of Designs in Industrial Design Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2012

21,512

472

108,231

2013

21,484

394

95,024

2014

21,531

532

100,810

2015

20,771

652

96,236

2016

21,782

785

115,494

2017

25,316

754

96,532

2018

21,945

636

102,480

2019

19,224

449

96,639

2020

15,501

305

94,602

2021

15,235

284

86,352

Number of Designs in Industrial Design Registrations

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2012

23,046

458

96,875

2013

22,130

400

92,054

2014

22,985

493

92,798

2015

21,831

611

90,206

2016

20,982

748

103,666

2017

25,719

782

100,221

2018

21,680

541

99,224

2019

19,006

402

95,275

2020

14,468

284

91,317

2021

16,198

280

88,842

 

International Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties

Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties

Year

PCT System

Madrid System

Hague System

2012

1,705

1,137

35

2013

1,705

1,250

27

2014

1,703

1,295

36

2015

1,530

1,283

73

2016

1,507

1,328

56

2017

1,418

1,317

44

2018

1,399

1,361

85

2019

1,495

1,407

81

2020

1,460

1,308

87

2021

1,561

1,620

114

PCT National Phase Entry (Direct and via Regional Office)

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2012

792

67

4,660

2013

711

71

3,950

2014

747

96

4,250

2015

715

99

4,151

2016

718

39

4,044

2017

687

40

4,321

2018

736

67

4,326

2019

695

65

4,116

2020

684

46

4,264

2021

766

54

4,802

 

PCT Top Applicants

Applicant

2019

2020

2021

CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTÍFICAS (CSIC)

56

66

72

SIEMENS GAMESA RENEWABLE ENERGY INNOVATION & TECHNOLOGY S.L.

3

9

23

UNIVERSIDAD POLITECNICA DE VALENCIA

13

19

16

SOLTEC INNOVATIONS S.L.

 

1

13

UNIVERSIDAD DE ALICANTE

8

9

13

PHARMA MAR, S.A.U.

 

3

11

UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE CATALUNYA

9

7

10

UNIVERSIDAD COMPLUTENSE DE MADRID

4

4

9

UNIVERSIDAD DE MALAGA

4

5

9

UNIVERSIDAD DE MURCIA

4

4

9

 

Madrid Top Applicants

Applicant

2019

2020

2021

CODORNIU S.A.

1

2

24

DIA RETAIL ESPANA, S.A.

 

26

22

TRADE CORPORATION INTERNATIONAL, S.A. UNIPERSONAL

5

3

17

BORA CREATIONS S.L.

16

13

14

REPSOL, S.A.

2

 

12

ANTONIO PUIG, S.A.

3

2

11

UNIVERSAL DIAGNOSTICS, S.L.

 

 

11

EUROFERTILIZANTES VALENCIANOS, S.L.

1

 

9

GLOVOAPP23, S.L.

 

 

9

DIFUSION CENTRO DE INVESTIGACION Y ;PUBLICACIONES DE IDIOMAS, S.L.

 

 

8

 

Hague Top Applicants

Applicant

2019

2020

2021

SEAT, S.A.

37

81

44

KRION SOLID SURFACE, S.A.

 

 

33

VIBIA LIGHTING, S.L.U

 

7

33

ECOEMBALAJES ESPA A, S.A.

 

 

24

ANDREU WORLD DESIGN, S.A.

 

 

21

REPSOL LUBRICANTES Y ESPECIALIDADES, S.A.

 

 

21

JOSE FELIX BOTELLA BELDA

3

 

16

NINES ARTESANALS D'ONIL S.L

 

 

14

IDE ELECTRIC S.L.

 

 

12

ZENIT ESTUDIO DE DISE O E INNOVACION, S.L.

 

6

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.
• Spain 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.
• 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. 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.