Statistical Country Profiles

Greece

Population (Million): 10.73 (2018)

Gross Domestic Product (Billion US$)(Constant 2011 US$ (PPP)): 269.70 (2018)

 

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

Year

Patent

Trademark (class count)

Industrial Design (design count)

GDP (Constant 2011 US$)

2009

1,193

 

5,886

337.99

2010

1,172

 

12,207

319.47

2011

1,202

 

 

290.30

2012

1,107

 

6,389

269.10

2013

1,083

 

13,528

260.38

2014

1,251

 

5,513

262.31

2015

1,152

 

8,783

261.16

2016

1,229

 

9,407

260.66

2017

1,233

 

18,584

264.58

2018

1,137

 

18,889

269.70

 

Patent

Patent Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

801

22

392

2010

813

16

359

2011

798

20

404

2012

708

28

399

2013

764

19

319

2014

745

19

506

2015

640

23

512

2016

679

40

550

2017

600

91

633

2018

550

149

587

Patent Grants

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

448

18

133

2010

483

12

145

2011

 

 

175

2012

317

5

195

2013

301

11

165

2014

325

14

184

2015

277

7

203

2016

303

7

197

2017

289

9

225

2018

276

11

285

Patents in Force

Year

Patent in force

2009

34,020

2010

32,120

2011

30,475

2012

29,198

2013

28,005

2014

27,230

2015

26,506

2016

26,479

2017

26,936

2018

27,426

Utility Model Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

21

8

7

2010

24

6

4

2011

17

10

4

2012

15

2

5

2013

25

2

6

2014

27

6

5

2015

10

6

7

2016

20

3

15

2017

12

4

8

2018

13

9

4

 

Trademark (class count)

Number of Classes Specified in Trademark Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

 

 

37,442

2010

 

 

34,794

2011

 

 

38,543

2012

 

 

38,741

2013

 

 

55,946

2014

 

 

58,029

2015

 

 

60,195

2016

 

 

67,746

2017

 

 

63,704

2018

 

 

68,699

Number of Classes Specified in Trademark Registrations

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

 

 

45,878

2010

 

 

43,834

2011

 

 

32,662

2012

 

 

32,877

2013

 

 

40,460

2014

 

 

43,728

2015

 

 

49,082

2016

 

 

50,501

2017

 

 

54,108

2018

 

 

58,386

 

Industrial Design (design count)

Number of Designs in Industrial Design Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

2,321

293

3,565

2010

1,851

411

10,356

2011

 

 

7,823

2012

1,068

432

5,321

2013

1,706

310

11,822

2014

1,223

348

4,290

2015

1,218

368

7,565

2016

1,210

310

8,197

2017

1,442

539

17,142

2018

1,154

482

17,735

Number of Designs in Industrial Design Registrations

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

1,617

347

3,495

2010

1,840

419

6,534

2011

 

 

12,809

2012

1,019

368

5,338

2013

1,171

353

11,052

2014

1,417

282

5,274

2015

1,293

356

6,715

2016

1,267

240

6,854

2017

1,369

597

14,430

2018

1,452

413

20,443

 

International Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties

Applications Under the WIPO Systems

Year

PCT

Madrid

Hague

2009

100

83

1

2010

90

70

9

2011

92

88

10

2012

95

94

3

2013

111

119

4

2014

133

104

3

2015

122

89

7

2016

111

113

7

2017

110

141

9

2018

115

118

10

PCT National Phase Entry (Direct and via Regional Office)

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

 

 

228

2010

 

 

211

2011

 

 

225

2012

 

 

210

2013

 

 

109

2014

 

 

256

2015

 

 

295

2016

 

 

346

2017

 

 

393

2018

 

 

307

 

PCT Top Applicants

PCT Applicant

2016

2017

2018

BIC-VIOLEX SA

13

10

26

PHARMATHEN S.A.

12

8

6

EPIGENFOCUS IKE

 

 

2

NATIONAL CENTRE FOR SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH DEMOKRITOS (NCSR DEMOKRITOS)

 

 

2

ARISTOTLE UNIVERSITY OF THESSALONIKI-RESEARCH COMMITTEE, E.L.K.E.

 

 

1

CAMPER GAZ S.A. VRISANAKIS

 

 

1

CFT CARBON FIBER TECHNOLOGIES PRIVATE COMPANY

 

 

1

CHEMICAL & BIOPHARMACEUTICAL LABORATORIES OF PATRAS S.A.

 

 

1

COSMOPHOS LTD

 

1

1

DEMOCRITUS UNIVERSITY OF THRACE

 

 

1

 

Madrid Top Applicants

Madrid Applicant

2016

2017

2018

EUREKA HELLAS S.A. PRODUCTIONS AND TRADE OF CHEMICAL PRODUCTS

 

 

4

MEGA DISPOSABLES S.A.

 

 

3

PENTAGON ANONYMI ETAIREIA

 

 

3

ANATOLI INDUSTRIAL SOCIETE ANONYME TRADING AS ABEA

 

 

2

ANONYMOS VIOMICHANIKI ETAIREIA OINOPOIIA POTOPOIIA AIGIOU

 

2

2

ARIVIA INDUSTRIAL AND COMMERCIAL SOCIETE ANONYME TRADING AS ARIVIA SA

1

 

2

ATHANASIOS CHATZOPOULOS VIOMICHANIA YLIKON SYSKEVASIAS A.E.

 

 

2

DIAKAKIS EISAGOGIKI EXAGOGIKI KAI EMPORIKI, EIDON SCHOLEIOU-DORON-OIKIAKIS CHRISEOS KAI, ORGANOSIS GRAFE

 

 

2

EMMANOUIL PASPALAKIS NIKOLAOS MANOUSOS PASPALAKIS

 

 

2

EUROPA- PROFIL ALUMINIO ANONYMOS VIOMICHANIKI ETAIREIA

 

 

2

 

Hague Top Applicants

Hague Applicant

2016

2017

2018

I. PALEOHORINOS FOTISTIKA A.B.E.E.

8

300

379

MYRON SIDERIS

4

 

6

RELKON HELLAS S.A.

 

1

2

A. & M. CHATZIKYROU -X. KEFALA ETERORRYTHMI ETERIA

 

 

1

 

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.
• Greece is a member of the European Patent Convention from 1987. Patent filings by residents of this country at the European Patent Office (EPO) are considered both resident and abroad filings via regional office.
• Greece 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.