Statistical Country Profiles



France

Population (Million): 67.06 (2019)

Gross Domestic Product (Billion US$)(Constant 2017 US$ (PPP)): 3,097.06 (2019)

 

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

Year

Patent

Trademark (class count)

Industrial Design (design count)

GDP (Constant 2017 US$)

2010

65,730

 

 

2,753.89

2011

67,184

 

 

2,814.27

2012

69,987

 

 

2,823.08

2013

71,082

1,093,838

 

2,839.35

2014

72,308

1,025,727

 

2,866.50

2015

72,549

1,100,288

 

2,898.40

2016

71,509

1,087,625

256,549

2,930.15

2017

71,086

1,148,731

260,202

2,997.30

2018

69,144

1,250,400

251,076

3,051.03

2019

67,294

1,207,627

222,736

3,097.06

 

Patent

Patent Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2010

24,278

1,832

41,452

2011

24,287

2,099

42,897

2012

24,442

2,092

45,545

2013

24,538

2,196

46,544

2014

25,116

2,033

47,192

2015

25,085

1,994

47,464

2016

24,714

2,012

46,795

2017

25,040

1,832

46,046

2018

24,741

1,919

44,403

2019

24,334

1,766

42,960

Patent Grants

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2010

13,315

1,120

20,090

2011

13,616

1,398

21,382

2012

16,220

1,496

24,107

2013

15,145

1,170

26,921

2014

15,298

1,319

26,845

2015

16,468

1,656

27,490

2016

17,656

1,751

29,981

2017

17,530

1,649

30,046

2018

19,186

1,675

31,198

2019

20,469

1,920

31,386

Patents in Force

Year

Patents in Force

2010

435,915

2011

471,362

2012

490,941

2013

500,114

2014

510,490

2015

520,069

2016

535,554

2017

563,695

2018

602,084

2019

640,883

Utility Model Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2010

213

271

133

2011

211

295

256

2012

156

272

367

2013

200

280

397

2014

209

215

393

2015

205

255

412

2016

208

264

408

2017

174

254

458

2018

341

267

494

2019

223

231

597

 

Trademark (class count)

Number of Classes Specified in Trademark Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2010

 

 

671,823

2011

 

 

729,113

2012

 

 

731,588

2013

306,898

17,002

786,940

2014

275,278

18,061

750,449

2015

290,517

17,465

809,771

2016

283,240

16,033

804,385

2017

279,624

17,498

869,107

2018

308,474

18,992

941,926

2019

321,021

18,405

886,606

Number of Classes Specified in Trademark Registrations

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2010

 

 

734,485

2011

 

 

693,854

2012

 

 

682,347

2013

 

 

715,343

2014

 

 

724,699

2015

 

 

761,468

2016

 

 

766,911

2017

 

 

824,475

2018

 

 

862,102

2019

300,819

18,373

902,896

 

Industrial Design (design count)

Number of Designs in Industrial Design Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2010

 

 

209,976

2011

 

 

189,715

2012

 

 

218,671

2013

 

 

234,883

2014

 

 

212,054

2015

 

 

197,555

2016

58,953

1,218

197,596

2017

51,044

1,619

209,158

2018

48,187

1,354

202,889

2019

41,926

1,672

180,810

Number of Designs in Industrial Design Registrations

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2010

24,123

1,520

207,845

2011

22,075

1,224

195,040

2012

22,159

1,235

212,078

2013

21,205

821

216,343

2014

22,254

1,104

224,148

2015

19,907

816

193,599

2016

20,282

1,098

191,582

2017

17,786

1,129

206,622

2018

21,219

1,089

203,946

2019

17,694

1,122

169,416

 

International Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties

Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties

Year

PCT System

Madrid System

Hague System

2011

7,406

4,173

242

2012

7,801

4,092

305

2013

7,905

4,298

294

2014

8,260

3,808

314

2015

8,420

4,150

388

2016

8,210

4,123

409

2017

8,015

4,259

399

2018

7,922

4,520

467

2019

7,906

4,438

465

2020

7,904

3,716

400

PCT National Phase Entry (Direct and via Regional Office)

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2010

5,076

 

28,165

2011

5,189

 

29,698

2012

5,478

 

30,394

2013

5,387

 

31,147

2014

5,688

 

31,323

2015

5,904

 

31,882

2016

5,995

 

32,026

2017

6,022

 

31,299

2018

5,737

 

29,726

2019

5,445

 

28,417

 

PCT Top Applicants

Applicant

2018

2019

2020

L'OREAL

337

315

355

PSA AUTOMOBILES S.A.

211

296

327

COMPAGNIE GÉNÉRALE DES ÉTABLISSEMENTS MICHELIN

406

376

247

SAFRAN AIRCRAFT ENGINES

92

124

235

COMMISSARIAT À L'ÉNERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ÉNERGIES ALTERNATIVES

289

229

208

SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE

142

163

193

VALEO SYSTEMES THERMIQUES

219

200

181

INSTITUT NATIONAL DE LA SANTÉ ET DE LA RECHERCHE MÉDICALE (INSERM)

149

122

167

ORANGE

141

133

164

RENAULT S.A.S.

125

158

162

 

Madrid Top Applicants

Applicant

2018

2019

2020

L'OREAL

165

193

115

GUERLAIN

11

24

34

DJECO

 

28

27

LOUIS VUITTON MALLETIER

17

23

23

BIOFARMA

66

60

20

BIOGARAN

 

2

20

CHANELSOCIETE PAR ACTIONS SIMPLIFIEE

30

17

16

ESSILOR INTERNATIONAL

15

16

16

HERMES INTERNATIONAL

25

22

16

COMPAGNIE FINANCIERE ET DE PARTICIPATIONS ROULLIER

 

1

14

 

Hague Top Applicants

Applicant

2018

2019

2020

PSA AUTOMOBILES SA

159

218

187

RENAULT S.A.S.

6

192

157

HERMES SELLIER(SOCIETE PAR ACTIONS SIMPLIFIEE)

139

27

139

ARC MANAGEMENT & SERVICES

 

 

26

L'OREAL

15

5

26

SALOMON S.A.

13

20

24

CHANELSOCIETE PAR ACTIONS SIMPLIFIEE

45

18

23

BEAUVILLE

8

16

21

COMPTOIR NOUVEAU DE LA PARFUMERIE, SOCIETE ANONYME

 

1

20

AIXAM MEGA

20

 

19

 

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.
• France 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.
• France 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.