Statistical Country Profiles

Croatia

Population (Million): 4.09 (2018)

Gross Domestic Product (Billion US$)(Constant 2011 US$ (PPP)): 96.66 (2018)

 

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

Year

Patent

Trademark (class count)

Industrial Design (design count)

GDP (Constant 2011 US$)

2009

423

11,668

1,227

90.50

2010

404

13,625

1,005

89.16

2011

366

13,853

3,948

88.86

2012

345

9,976

3,866

86.82

2013

411

18,207

2,561

86.39

2014

259

16,637

3,486

86.31

2015

250

24,146

3,602

88.38

2016

255

18,244

3,188

91.51

2017

280

18,649

4,574

94.18

2018

201

18,349

2,271

96.66

 

Patent

Patent Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

271

68

152

2010

275

21

129

2011

248

21

118

2012

236

32

109

2013

240

23

171

2014

182

30

77

2015

178

17

72

2016

189

13

66

2017

158

11

122

2018

135

15

66

Patent Grants

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

44

125

64

2010

23

69

76

2011

16

173

71

2012

20

146

78

2013

25

141

57

2014

13

84

69

2015

15

36

38

2016

16

24

64

2017

11

15

52

2018

15

12

37

Patents in Force

Year

Patent in force

2009

1,852

2010

2,134

2011

2,791

2012

3,379

2013

4,243

2014

4,838

2015

5,621

2016

6,606

2017

7,845

2018

8,945

Utility Model Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

122

25

3

2010

97

15

6

2011

94

11

3

2012

84

9

3

2013

78

3

5

2014

81

10

1

2015

73

2

 

2016

77

6

 

2017

51

2

4

2018

66

4

1

 

Trademark (class count)

Number of Classes Specified in Trademark Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

4,316

16,380

7,352

2010

5,493

15,812

8,132

2011

4,822

15,546

9,031

2012

4,388

14,663

5,588

2013

4,679

10,411

13,528

2014

4,885

4,636

11,752

2015

4,623

3,831

19,523

2016

4,749

3,973

13,495

2017

4,772

3,948

13,877

2018

3,773

4,413

14,576

Number of Classes Specified in Trademark Registrations

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

4,942

20,280

7,182

2010

3,417

16,582

5,426

2011

5,170

17,552

7,207

2012

3,179

16,486

6,735

2013

3,996

14,008

7,852

2014

3,978

5,802

10,757

2015

3,952

4,673

10,646

2016

3,711

3,698

12,869

2017

3,504

4,427

11,352

2018

3,962

4,973

12,313

 

Industrial Design (design count)

Number of Designs in Industrial Design Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

577

1,883

650

2010

733

2,292

272

2011

622

2,139

3,326

2012

732

2,450

3,134

2013

646

1,569

1,915

2014

603

722

2,883

2015

513

651

3,089

2016

655

538

2,533

2017

505

658

4,069

2018

430

459

1,841

Number of Designs in Industrial Design Registrations

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

323

1,934

1,054

2010

377

2,220

379

2011

413

2,189

2,587

2012

685

2,378

2,336

2013

498

1,877

1,522

2014

585

690

3,225

2015

400

573

2,278

2016

546

567

2,689

2017

430

664

2,760

2018

393

393

3,160

 

International Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties

Applications Under the WIPO Systems

Year

PCT

Madrid

Hague

2009

36

225

4

2010

47

161

7

2011

47

215

19

2012

29

139

28

2013

44

189

17

2014

54

148

18

2015

28

166

16

2016

39

139

19

2017

35

110

14

2018

40

129

18

PCT National Phase Entry (Direct and via Regional Office)

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

 

52

126

2010

4

14

105

2011

 

10

49

2012

 

12

74

2013

1

9

150

2014

1

14

48

2015

 

4

45

2016

1

5

38

2017

 

5

90

2018

 

2

46

 

PCT Top Applicants

PCT Applicant

2016

2017

2018

CADEA D.O.O.

 

 

2

PLIVA HRVATSKA D.O.O.

 

3

2

AMPLIFICO J.D.O.O.

 

 

1

ATTO D.O.O.

 

 

1

I-NOVA MEDICINSKA ISTRAZIVANJA D.O.O.

1

 

1

IBS MOTOR TECH D.O.O.

 

 

1

ITRS D.O.O.

 

 

1

NOVUM SPERO LTD.

 

 

1

PHARMACOTHERAPIA D.O.O.

 

 

1

RASCO TVORNICA KOMUNALNE OPREME D.O.O.

 

 

1

 

Madrid Top Applicants

Madrid Applicant

2016

2017

2018

INA - INDUSTRIJA NAFTE, D.D.

 

 

17

ACCORD STUDIO D.O.O.

 

 

8

FIDIFARM D.O.O.

3

3

5

LEDO D.D.

1

 

5

BADEL 1862 D.D. VINA, ALKOHOLNA I BEZALKOHOLNA PICA

9

3

4

KVASAC D.O.O.

 

 

4

ORTO-NOVA D.O.O.

 

 

4

SEDAM IT D.O.O. PRIMJENA INFORMATICKIH TEHNOLOGIJA

 

 

4

DAVOR SUCIC

 

 

3

PLAVA LAGUNA, DIONICKO DRU TVO ZA UGOSTITELJSTVO I TURIZAM

 

 

3

 

Hague Top Applicants

Hague Applicant

2016

2017

2018

TREMAK D.O.O.

 

 

5

INPIRIO D.O.O.

 

 

2

TEHNOPRO D.O.O.

 

 

2

VLADO TOMLJENOVIC

 

 

2

DINA DRAGIJA

 

 

1

HS PRODUKT D.O.O.

 

1

1

LADISLAV GRADECAK

 

 

1

PRO D.O.O.

 

1

1

PROSTORIA LTD

 

3

1

SUMAN D.O.O.

 

 

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.
• Croatia is a member of the European Patent Convention from 2008. Patent filings by residents of this country at the European Patent Office (EPO) are considered both resident and abroad filings via regional office.
• Croatia 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.