Statistical Country Profiles



Finland

Population (Million): 5.52 (2019)

Gross Domestic Product (Billion US$)(Constant 2017 US$ (PPP)): 268.40 (2019)

 

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

Year

Patent

Trademark (class count)

Industrial Design (design count)

GDP (Constant 2017 US$)

2010

13,049

99,257

20,462

246.04

2011

11,700

112,240

21,764

252.31

2012

12,940

123,223

26,901

248.79

2013

12,709

125,795

32,975

246.54

2014

14,070

127,230

32,544

245.64

2015

13,191

145,295

26,423

246.98

2016

12,566

166,784

 

253.67

2017

12,627

157,865

23,309

261.54

2018

11,572

156,883

21,310

265.80

2019

11,470

163,998

22,558

268.40

 

Patent

Patent Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2010

3,370

102

9,679

2011

3,221

124

8,479

2012

3,600

129

9,340

2013

3,492

141

9,217

2014

3,615

126

10,455

2015

3,291

127

9,900

2016

3,078

108

9,488

2017

3,218

139

9,409

2018

3,113

100

8,459

2019

3,025

75

8,445

Patent Grants

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2010

1,401

201

5,048

2011

1,305

123

4,556

2012

1,368

138

4,988

2013

1,304

72

4,877

2014

1,320

100

4,791

2015

1,567

107

5,390

2016

1,790

106

6,195

2017

1,825

111

6,567

2018

2,011

61

6,560

2019

2,075

52

6,617

Patents in Force

Year

Patents in Force

2010

46,622

2011

47,122

2012

46,854

2013

47,058

2014

47,344

2015

48,242

2016

48,588

2017

50,764

2018

52,140

2019

54,501

Utility Model Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2010

528

29

140

2011

458

23

135

2012

444

30

210

2013

444

36

219

2014

417

33

209

2015

409

27

170

2016

419

31

155

2017

486

23

238

2018

370

30

202

2019

286

27

156

 

Trademark (class count)

Number of Classes Specified in Trademark Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2010

12,877

4,341

86,380

2011

13,868

4,504

98,372

2012

13,602

4,119

109,621

2013

14,022

3,915

111,773

2014

11,634

3,232

115,596

2015

11,589

3,310

133,706

2016

12,736

2,860

154,048

2017

10,942

3,384

146,923

2018

10,485

3,861

146,398

2019

10,695

3,826

153,303

Number of Classes Specified in Trademark Registrations

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2010

10,059

4,547

89,141

2011

11,127

4,572

88,679

2012

11,307

4,643

98,398

2013

10,138

4,218

100,897

2014

9,277

3,388

102,705

2015

10,703

3,522

119,136

2016

10,032

3,070

125,864

2017

10,536

3,420

153,801

2018

9,297

4,002

132,197

2019

8,992

3,792

136,377

 

Industrial Design (design count)

Number of Designs in Industrial Design Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2010

955

76

19,507

2011

1,015

56

20,749

2012

1,206

112

25,695

2013

1,442

187

31,533

2014

1,406

74

31,138

2015

1,212

205

25,211

2016

 

 

20,006

2017

990

249

22,319

2018

887

105

20,423

2019

942

178

21,616

Number of Designs in Industrial Design Registrations

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2010

895

53

20,021

2011

1,034

83

20,581

2012

1,123

82

26,334

2013

1,227

170

28,452

2014

1,248

58

28,928

2015

1,029

102

23,652

2016

 

 

21,424

2017

909

335

21,078

2018

918

67

22,395

2019

862

104

21,074

 

International Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties

Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties

Year

PCT System

Madrid System

Hague System

2010

2,136

358

23

2011

2,075

313

15

2012

2,312

414

18

2013

2,095

431

30

2014

1,811

375

48

2015

1,584

430

33

2016

1,525

537

20

2017

1,602

542

38

2018

1,834

523

26

2019

1,655

465

25

PCT National Phase Entry (Direct and via Regional Office)

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2010

1,186

47

6,737

2011

1,156

 

5,599

2012

1,409

42

6,273

2013

1,276

31

5,830

2014

1,466

31

6,538

2015

1,284

40

6,115

2016

1,141

24

6,007

2017

977

27

5,997

2018

1,006

17

5,501

2019

982

18

5,575

 

PCT Top Applicants

Applicant

2017

2018

2019

NOKIA TECHNOLOGIES OY

315

551

579

NOKIA SOLUTIONS AND NETWORKS OY

263

178

167

STORA ENSO OYJ

45

36

49

TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT

42

36

47

KEMIRA OYJ

40

45

34

KONE CORPORATION

49

51

33

OUTOTEC (FINLAND) OY

72

44

32

WARTSILA FINLAND OY

52

33

31

DISPELIX OY

 

11

18

KONECRANES GLOBAL CORPORATION

10

20

18

 

Madrid Top Applicants

Applicant

2017

2018

2019

EVAC OY

 

 

12

NOKIAN TYRES PLC

1

5

10

MIRACULOS OY

 

 

9

SUPERCELL OY

12

4

7

METSO MINERALS OY

 

 

6

UPM-KYMMENE CORPORATION

3

1

6

BANG & BONSOMER GROUP OY

 

7

5

KATKO OY

 

 

5

NORDIC TRACTION OY

 

1

5

OY KARL FAZER AB

1

4

5

 

Hague Top Applicants

Applicant

2017

2018

2019

FISKARS FINLAND OY AB

 

29

29

MARTELA OYJ

 

 

3

AXOPAR HOLDINGS OY

 

 

2

HUHTAMAKI OYJ

 

 

2

KEKKILA OY

 

 

2

MAGISSO OY

 

 

2

METSA TISSUE OYJ

7

4

2

OY PREVEX AB

2

5

2

PLANMECA OY

5

1

2

STORA ENSO OYJ

 

 

2

 

Source: WIPO statistics database; last updated: 01/2021

• 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.
• Finland 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.
• Finland 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.