Statistical Country Profiles



Spain

Population (Million): 47.08 (2019)

Gross Domestic Product (Billion US$)(Constant 2017 US$ (PPP)): 1,924.66 (2019)

 

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

Year

Patent

Trademark (class count)

Industrial Design (design count)

GDP (Constant 2017 US$)

2010

10,749

715,420

122,828

1,741.66

2011

10,846

735,637

124,516

1,727.48

2012

11,842

698,470

129,735

1,676.35

2013

11,009

770,971

116,503

1,652.29

2014

10,918

787,785

122,330

1,675.16

2015

10,867

836,386

116,995

1,739.40

2016

10,816

753,026

137,268

1,792.13

2017

10,808

724,077

121,845

1,843.95

2018

10,292

749,924

124,421

1,887.30

2019

9,920

771,165

115,863

1,924.66

 

Patent

Patent Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2010

5,002

213

5,747

2011

4,846

196

6,000

2012

4,816

209

7,026

2013

4,532

218

6,477

2014

4,416

225

6,502

2015

4,321

221

6,546

2016

4,307

177

6,509

2017

3,844

176

6,964

2018

3,307

149

6,985

2019

3,176

159

6,744

Patent Grants

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

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

2019

2,102

97

3,646

Patents in Force

Year

Patents in Force

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

95,911

2019

222,666

Utility Model Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2010

2,516

124

158

2011

2,481

117

212

2012

2,429

110

203

2013

2,527

121

198

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

2019

2,604

153

235

 

Trademark (class count)

Number of Classes Specified in Trademark Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2010

85,805

10,627

629,615

2011

86,403

10,004

649,234

2012

82,544

8,658

615,926

2013

86,833

9,120

684,138

2014

92,174

8,979

695,611

2015

95,810

8,050

740,576

2016

94,591

8,416

658,435

2017

93,840

9,281

630,237

2018

95,689

10,103

654,235

2019

94,638

9,979

676,527

Number of Classes Specified in Trademark Registrations

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2010

79,170

11,035

653,667

2011

78,369

10,616

589,437

2012

74,344

9,406

543,868

2013

75,341

8,954

564,721

2014

77,441

8,472

618,579

2015

83,562

8,909

640,436

2016

81,459

7,074

636,326

2017

84,865

9,632

562,100

2018

82,691

10,082

567,485

2019

83,015

10,268

590,508

 

Industrial Design (design count)

Number of Designs in Industrial Design Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2010

18,672

545

104,156

2011

22,422

463

102,094

2012

21,512

472

108,223

2013

21,484

394

95,019

2014

21,531

532

100,799

2015

20,771

652

96,224

2016

21,782

785

115,486

2017

25,316

754

96,529

2018

21,945

636

102,476

2019

19,224

447

96,639

Number of Designs in Industrial Design Registrations

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2010

18,389

592

107,929

2011

22,656

447

94,058

2012

23,046

458

96,870

2013

22,130

400

92,054

2014

22,985

493

92,794

2015

21,831

611

90,206

2016

20,982

748

103,657

2017

25,719

782

100,221

2018

21,680

541

99,209

2019

19,006

402

95,156

 

International Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties

Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties

Year

PCT System

Madrid System

Hague System

2011

1,732

1,054

32

2012

1,705

1,137

35

2013

1,705

1,249

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

1,496

1,365

81

2020

1,502

1,223

86

PCT National Phase Entry (Direct and via Regional Office)

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2010

677

84

3,593

2011

714

66

3,882

2012

792

67

4,598

2013

711

71

3,924

2014

747

96

4,210

2015

715

99

4,123

2016

718

39

4,019

2017

687

40

4,322

2018

736

67

4,326

2019

695

65

4,110

 

PCT Top Applicants

Applicant

2018

2019

2020

CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTÍFICAS (CSIC)

44

56

66

SERVICIO ANDALUZ DE SALUD

9

15

19

UNIVERSIDAD POLITECNICA DE VALENCIA

14

13

19

ESTEVE PHARMACEUTICALS, S.A.

2

15

16

DALPHI METAL ESPANA, S.A.

11

13

15

UNIVERSIDAD DE GRANADA

10

4

15

UNIVERSIDADE DE SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA

8

10

11

UNIVERSIDAD DE VALLADOLID

5

6

10

SIEMENS GAMESA RENEWABLE ENERGY INNOVATION & TECHNOLOGY S.L.

 

3

9

UNIVERSIDAD DE ALICANTE

11

8

9

 

Madrid Top Applicants

Applicant

2018

2019

2020

DIA RETAIL ESPANA, S.A.

 

 

26

OPKO HEALTH SPAIN, S.L.U.

 

 

21

LABORATORIOS FARMACEUTICOS ROVI, S.A.

1

 

17

SEAT, S.A.

15

11

16

GREEN UNIVERSE AGRICULTURE, S.L.

 

 

15

BORA CREATIONS S.L.

15

16

13

IMPACT CROWD TECHNOLOGY S.L.

 

 

9

BODEGAS FUNDADOR S.L.U.

 

 

8

GRUPO AGROTECNOLOGIA S.L

 

2

7

PROVITAL, S.A.U.

 

 

7

 

Hague Top Applicants

Applicant

2018

2019

2020

SEAT, S.A.

8

37

81

ANDREU WORLD S.A.

21

29

39

SANDRA HERRERO SANCHEZ

 

 

26

SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC ESPANA, S.A.

 

 

23

ANTARES ILUMINACION, S.A.U.

 

 

14

NOKEN DESIGN, S.A.

 

 

14

ANASTASIIA MIKHALCHAN

 

 

8

VIBIA LIGHTING, S.L.U

 

 

7

BONEMODELS S.L.U.

 

 

6

ESCOFET 1886, S.A.

5

14

6

 

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.
• 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.