Statistical Country Profiles



France

Population (Million): 67.39 (2020)

Gross Domestic Product (Billion US$)(Constant 2017 US$ (PPP)): 2,832.17 (2020)

 

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

Year

Patent

Trademark (class count)

Industrial Design (design count)

GDP (Constant 2017 US$)

2011

67,272

 

 

2,800.85

2012

70,297

 

 

2,809.63

2013

71,171

1,093,033

 

2,825.82

2014

72,404

1,025,727

 

2,852.84

2015

72,652

1,100,167

 

2,884.59

2016

71,628

1,087,625

256,596

2,916.19

2017

71,084

1,148,657

260,362

2,983.01

2018

69,145

1,250,348

251,254

3,036.49

2019

67,389

1,206,213

222,776

3,082.30

2020

64,280

1,072,814

195,899

2,832.17

 

Patent

Patent Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2011

24,287

2,099

42,985

2012

24,442

2,092

45,855

2013

24,538

2,196

46,633

2014

25,116

2,033

47,288

2015

25,085

1,994

47,567

2016

24,714

2,012

46,914

2017

25,040

1,832

46,044

2018

24,741

1,919

44,404

2019

24,334

1,766

43,055

2020

23,377

1,542

40,903

Patent Grants

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2011

13,616

1,398

21,382

2012

16,220

1,496

24,215

2013

15,145

1,170

26,926

2014

15,298

1,319

26,867

2015

16,468

1,656

27,495

2016

17,656

1,751

30,013

2017

17,530

1,649

30,074

2018

19,186

1,675

31,198

2019

20,469

1,920

31,369

2020

19,736

1,535

31,428

Patents in Force

Year

Patents in Force

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

2020

674,334

Utility Model Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2011

211

295

256

2012

156

272

368

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

2020

773

246

536

 

Trademark (class count)

Number of Classes Specified in Trademark Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2011

 

 

729,113

2012

 

 

731,273

2013

306,898

17,002

786,135

2014

275,278

18,061

750,449

2015

290,517

17,466

809,650

2016

283,240

16,038

804,385

2017

279,624

17,498

869,033

2018

308,474

18,992

941,874

2019

321,017

18,418

885,196

2020

298,665

16,139

774,149

Number of Classes Specified in Trademark Registrations

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2011

 

 

693,854

2012

 

 

682,347

2013

 

 

715,342

2014

 

 

724,699

2015

 

 

761,465

2016

 

 

767,031

2017

 

 

824,471

2018

 

 

862,063

2019

300,820

18,396

904,442

2020

245,805

14,936

788,187

 

Industrial Design (design count)

Number of Designs in Industrial Design Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2011

 

 

189,740

2012

 

 

218,704

2013

 

 

234,505

2014

 

 

211,997

2015

 

 

197,578

2016

58,953

1,218

197,643

2017

51,044

1,619

209,318

2018

48,187

1,354

203,067

2019

41,926

1,673

180,850

2020

35,218

1,624

160,681

Number of Designs in Industrial Design Registrations

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2011

22,075

1,224

195,063

2012

22,159

1,235

212,093

2013

21,205

821

215,914

2014

22,254

1,104

224,149

2015

19,907

816

193,493

2016

20,282

1,098

191,622

2017

17,786

1,129

206,643

2018

21,219

1,089

204,276

2019

17,694

1,122

170,281

2020

16,901

1,203

165,714

 

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

7,925

4,439

466

2020

7,765

3,716

400

PCT National Phase Entry (Direct and via Regional Office)

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2011

5,189

 

29,781

2012

5,478

 

30,680

2013

5,387

 

31,230

2014

5,688

 

31,407

2015

5,904

 

31,976

2016

5,995

 

32,130

2017

6,022

 

31,295

2018

5,737

 

29,727

2019

5,445

 

28,512

2020

5,570

 

27,097

 

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: 11/2021

• 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.