Statistical Country Profiles



Croatia

Population (Million): 4.07 (2019)

Gross Domestic Product (Billion US$)(Constant 2017 US$ (PPP)): 115.96 (2019)

 

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

Year

Patent

Trademark (class count)

Industrial Design (design count)

GDP (Constant 2017 US$)

2010

404

13,625

1,005

103.62

2011

366

13,853

3,948

103.30

2012

345

9,976

3,866

100.99

2013

411

18,207

2,561

100.44

2014

259

16,637

3,481

100.33

2015

250

24,146

3,602

102.78

2016

255

18,245

3,188

106.36

2017

280

18,649

4,574

109.69

2018

201

18,349

2,998

112.65

2019

327

23,480

3,213

115.96

 

Patent

Patent Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

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

2019

214

16

113

Patent Grants

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

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

2019

19

14

64

Patents in Force

Year

Patents in Force

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

2019

10,059

Utility Model Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

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

2019

55

4

 

 

Trademark (class count)

Number of Classes Specified in Trademark Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

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

4,640

11,752

2015

4,623

3,831

19,523

2016

4,749

3,976

13,496

2017

4,772

3,951

13,877

2018

3,773

4,432

14,576

2019

6,333

3,950

17,147

Number of Classes Specified in Trademark Registrations

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2010

3,417

16,582

5,426

2011

5,170

17,552

7,207

2012

3,179

16,486

6,735

2013

3,996

14,010

7,852

2014

3,978

5,802

10,757

2015

3,952

4,688

10,646

2016

3,711

3,698

12,869

2017

3,504

4,468

11,352

2018

3,962

4,980

12,315

2019

3,510

3,902

13,496

 

Industrial Design (design count)

Number of Designs in Industrial Design Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2010

733

2,292

272

2011

622

2,087

3,326

2012

732

2,450

3,134

2013

646

1,569

1,915

2014

603

722

2,878

2015

513

651

3,089

2016

655

538

2,533

2017

505

658

4,069

2018

451

459

2,547

2019

411

767

2,802

Number of Designs in Industrial Design Registrations

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2010

377

2,220

349

2011

413

2,099

1,962

2012

685

2,364

2,336

2013

498

1,877

1,522

2014

585

690

3,230

2015

400

573

2,278

2016

546

567

2,689

2017

430

664

2,760

2018

393

393

3,160

2019

345

549

2,546

 

International Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties

Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties

Year

PCT System

Madrid System

Hague System

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

39

129

18

2019

41

172

17

2020

21

200

20

PCT National Phase Entry (Direct and via Regional Office)

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2010

20

14

105

2011

10

10

49

2012

16

12

74

2013

11

9

150

2014

11

14

48

2015

7

4

45

2016

12

5

38

2017

8

5

90

2018

12

2

46

2019

14

5

80

 

PCT Top Applicants

Applicant

2018

2019

2020

RUDJER BOSKOVIC INSTITUTE

 

 

2

A-ELEKTRONIK D.O.O.

 

 

1

HEDERA D.O.O.

 

 

1

INETEC-INSTITUTE FOR NUCLEAR TECHNOLOGY LTD

 

 

1

JEL-TOM D.O.O.

 

 

1

MACO BOATING INDUSTRIES D.O.O.

 

 

1

MOZZAIK.IO D.O.O.

 

 

1

OMNION RESEARCH INTERNATIONAL D.O.O.

 

 

1

PLIVA HRVATSKA D.O.O.

2

2

1

SYNERGOTRON D.O.O.

 

 

1

 

Madrid Top Applicants

Applicant

2018

2019

2020

MEDILAB ONE D.O.O.

 

 

36

ATLANTIC GRUPA D.D.

2

 

11

NJU KALO D.O.O.

 

 

8

DOMINIK MARIC

 

 

5

INA - INDUSTRIJA NAFTE, D.D.

17

 

5

METEOR GRUPA-LABUD D.O.O.,ZA PROIZVODNJU SREDSTAVA ZA CI CENJE,HIGIJENSKIH I KEMIJSKIH PROIZVODA

 

1

5

OSTRC D.O.O. ZA TRGOVINU I USLUGE

 

 

5

GAVRILOVIC D.O.O.

2

 

4

MILSING D.O.O.

 

 

4

CIRCUITMESS D.O.O.

 

 

3

 

Hague Top Applicants

Applicant

2018

2019

2020

PROSTORIA D.O.O.

1

 

16

DTD

 

9

10

MARIO MILINOVIC

 

 

10

ADRIATEH D.O.O.

 

 

6

OMOLAB KOMUNIKACIJE D.O.O.

 

 

5

KELTEKS D.O.O.

 

 

4

DRAZEN POZNANOVIC

 

 

3

MATIJA SRKETIC

 

 

3

ATLANTIC CEDEVITA D.O.O.

 

 

2

POLI-EL J.D.O.O.

 

 

2

 

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.
• Croatia 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.
• 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. 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.