Statistical Country Profiles

France

Population (Million): 66.99 (2018)

Gross Domestic Product (Billion US$)(Constant 2011 US$ (PPP)): 2,649.72 (2018)

 

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

Year

Patent

Trademark (class count)

Industrial Design (design count)

GDP (Constant 2011 US$)

2009

60,864

 

222,429

2,348.21

2010

65,726

 

234,207

2,393.98

2011

67,199

 

211,614

2,446.48

2012

69,986

 

240,983

2,454.14

2013

71,081

1,093,876

256,754

2,468.28

2014

72,309

1,025,999

233,835

2,491.88

2015

72,550

1,100,260

217,693

2,519.61

2016

71,509

1,087,275

218,023

2,547.22

2017

71,087

1,148,846

227,030

2,604.79

2018

69,120

1,250,619

221,478

2,649.72

 

Patent

Patent Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

23,030

1,593

37,834

2010

24,278

1,832

41,448

2011

24,287

2,099

42,912

2012

24,442

2,092

45,544

2013

24,538

2,196

46,543

2014

25,116

2,033

47,193

2015

25,085

1,994

47,465

2016

24,714

2,012

46,795

2017

25,040

1,832

46,047

2018

24,741

1,919

44,379

Patent Grants

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

13,259

1,301

16,903

2010

13,315

1,120

20,090

2011

13,616

1,398

21,382

2012

16,220

1,496

24,108

2013

15,145

1,170

26,922

2014

15,298

1,319

26,845

2015

16,468

1,656

27,491

2016

17,656

1,751

29,981

2017

17,530

1,649

30,046

2018

19,186

1,675

31,198

Patents in Force

Year

Patent in force

2009

436,931

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

Utility Model Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

195

218

152

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

 

Trademark (class count)

Number of Classes Specified in Trademark Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

 

 

613,505

2010

 

 

671,823

2011

 

 

729,113

2012

 

 

731,758

2013

306,899

17,002

786,977

2014

275,285

18,056

750,714

2015

290,514

17,465

809,746

2016

283,240

16,030

804,035

2017

279,624

17,496

869,222

2018

308,485

19,013

942,134

Number of Classes Specified in Trademark Registrations

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

 

 

627,051

2010

 

 

734,498

2011

 

 

693,863

2012

 

 

682,405

2013

 

 

715,572

2014

 

 

724,901

2015

 

 

761,625

2016

 

 

766,740

2017

 

 

824,819

2018

 

 

861,877

 

Industrial Design (design count)

Number of Designs in Industrial Design Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

23,843

1,469

198,586

2010

24,231

1,579

209,976

2011

21,842

1,180

189,772

2012

22,312

1,262

218,671

2013

21,871

897

234,883

2014

21,781

1,163

212,054

2015

20,138

919

197,555

2016

20,427

1,056

197,596

2017

17,872

1,148

209,158

2018

18,676

834

202,802

Number of Designs in Industrial Design Registrations

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

 

 

195,149

2010

 

 

208,832

2011

 

 

203,572

2012

 

 

212,674

2013

 

 

216,343

2014

 

 

224,148

2015

 

 

193,599

2016

 

 

191,582

2017

 

 

206,622

2018

 

 

203,946

 

International Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties

Applications Under the WIPO Systems

Year

PCT

Madrid

Hague

2009

7,217

3,790

207

2010

7,231

3,796

245

2011

7,406

4,173

242

2012

7,801

4,094

305

2013

7,905

4,299

294

2014

8,261

3,811

314

2015

8,421

4,150

388

2016

8,210

4,124

409

2017

8,014

4,260

399

2018

7,914

4,490

466

PCT National Phase Entry (Direct and via Regional Office)

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

 

 

23,385

2010

 

 

28,168

2011

 

 

29,714

2012

 

 

30,393

2013

 

 

31,146

2014

 

 

31,324

2015

 

 

31,883

2016

 

 

32,026

2017

 

 

31,300

2018

 

 

29,702

 

PCT Top Applicants

PCT Applicant

2016

2017

2018

COMPAGNIE GÉNÉRALE DES ÉTABLISSEMENTS MICHELIN

343

411

406

L'OREAL

361

332

337

COMMISSARIAT À L�ÉNERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ÉNERGIES ALTERNATIVES

329

300

289

VALEO SYSTEMES THERMIQUES

143

130

219

PSA AUTOMOBILES S.A.

 

92

211

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

146

199

149

ARKEMA

96

120

147

THOMSON LICENSING

151

113

147

SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE

97

137

142

ORANGE

131

132

141

 

Madrid Top Applicants

Madrid Applicant

2016

2017

2018

L'OREAL

150

198

169

BIOFARMA

75

61

60

CHANEL

29

25

30

HERMES INTERNATIONAL

4

25

23

SELENIUM MEDICAL

 

 

20

LOUIS VUITTON MALLETIER

4

12

18

BY KILIAN

1

 

16

ESSILOR INTERNATIONAL

 

1

16

ACCOR

1

2

15

BOIRON

3

1

14

 

Hague Top Applicants

Hague Applicant

2016

2017

2018

PSA AUTOMOBILES SA

 

5

159

HERMES SELLIER(SOCIETE PAR ACTIONS SIMPLIFIEE)

152

134

139

ARC HOLDINGS

 

 

88

BYLI/VY

 

6

56

CHANEL

40

78

45

CHAUMET INTERNATIONAL S.A.

29

43

43

BIOSERENITY

 

 

28

FARGEOT & CIE

 

 

22

SANOFI

 

 

21

AIXAM MEGA

 

31

20

 

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.
• France is a member of the European Patent Convention from 1978. 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. 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.