Statistical Country Profiles



Ireland

Population (Million): 4.94 (2019)

Gross Domestic Product (Billion US$)(Constant 2017 US$ (PPP)): 428.83 (2019)

 

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

Year

Patent

Trademark (class count)

Industrial Design (design count)

GDP (Constant 2017 US$)

2010

 

 

7,536

241.88

2011

 

 

 

242.71

2012

 

 

 

243.26

2013

 

 

 

246.54

2014

 

 

 

267.64

2015

 

 

8,343

334.98

2016

5,231

 

5,974

347.30

2017

5,216

 

10,910

375.59

2018

6,334

 

12,149

406.28

2019

6,484

 

12,713

428.83

 

Patent

Patent Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2010

 

 

2,859

2011

 

 

3,102

2012

 

 

3,223

2013

 

 

3,513

2014

 

 

3,899

2015

 

 

4,513

2016

755

70

4,476

2017

668

75

4,548

2018

880

32

5,454

2019

937

35

5,547

Patent Grants

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2010

 

 

1,304

2011

 

 

1,488

2012

 

 

1,717

2013

 

 

1,676

2014

 

 

1,822

2015

 

 

2,061

2016

420

29

2,444

2017

460

42

2,487

2018

525

24

2,645

2019

556

31

2,903

Patents in Force

Year

Patents in Force

2010

79,040

2011

88,044

2012

96,583

2013

108,218

2014

111,109

2015

118,273

2016

147,125

2017

169,453

2018

196,707

2019

221,884

Utility Model Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2010

 

 

11

2011

 

 

20

2012

 

 

9

2013

 

 

20

2014

 

 

18

2015

 

 

22

2016

123

15

21

2017

120

11

12

2018

117

416

25

2019

99

25

23

 

Trademark (class count)

Number of Classes Specified in Trademark Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2010

 

 

64,108

2011

 

 

68,519

2012

 

 

74,254

2013

 

 

93,896

2014

 

 

86,652

2015

 

 

88,959

2016

 

 

88,240

2017

 

 

89,717

2018

 

 

89,530

2019

 

 

88,918

Number of Classes Specified in Trademark Registrations

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2010

 

 

77,901

2011

 

 

59,992

2012

 

 

57,706

2013

 

 

77,933

2014

 

 

88,385

2015

 

 

77,897

2016

 

 

82,149

2017

 

 

79,658

2018

 

 

76,291

2019

 

 

83,073

 

Industrial Design (design count)

Number of Designs in Industrial Design Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2010

383

14

7,153

2011

 

 

6,268

2012

 

 

3,985

2013

 

 

6,764

2014

 

 

7,199

2015

405

63

7,938

2016

323

59

5,651

2017

501

30

10,409

2018

504

467

11,645

2019

546

77

12,167

Number of Designs in Industrial Design Registrations

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2010

400

14

8,427

2011

 

 

5,117

2012

 

 

5,229

2013

 

 

5,990

2014

 

 

5,985

2015

403

45

8,199

2016

263

44

5,362

2017

 

 

8,645

2018

575

468

12,579

2019

507

69

11,706

 

International Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties

Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties

Year

PCT System

Madrid System

Hague System

2011

408

129

1

2012

391

125

3

2013

433

170

3

2014

439

194

2

2015

455

174

1

2016

441

181

3

2017

489

165

5

2018

625

186

7

2019

636

192

9

2020

793

274

5

PCT National Phase Entry (Direct and via Regional Office)

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2010

 

 

1,462

2011

 

 

1,503

2012

 

 

1,469

2013

 

 

1,555

2014

 

 

1,904

2015

 

 

2,340

2016

305

 

1,874

2017

295

 

1,981

2018

429

 

2,434

2019

397

 

2,337

 

PCT Top Applicants

Applicant

2018

2019

2020

EATON INTELLIGENT POWER LIMITED

39

174

152

JANSSEN SCIENCES IRELAND UNLIMITED COMPANY

 

12

43

DEPUY IRELAND UNLIMITED COMPANY

13

28

15

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE DUBLIN

12

12

15

O&M HALYARD INTERNATIONAL UNLIMITED COMPANY

1

12

14

ANALOG DEVICES INTERNATIONAL UNLIMITED COMPANY

9

14

11

TRANSITIONS OPTICAL, LTD.

7

10

11

STRYKER EUROPEAN OPERATIONS LIMITED

 

1

10

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE GALWAY

11

8

10

COLLEGE OF THE HOLY AND UNDIVIDED TRINITY OF QUEEN ELIZABETH NEAR DUBLIN

3

11

9

 

Madrid Top Applicants

Applicant

2018

2019

2020

GILEAD SCIENCES LIMITED

26

9

18

MA BRANDS BEVERAGE UNLIMITED COMPANY

 

 

12

PLR WORLDWIDE SALES LIMITED

 

 

10

BAUSCH HEALTH IRELAND LIMITED

 

2

9

STAFFORD-MILLER LIMITED

6

4

9

EUROFINS SCIENTIFIC (IRELAND) LIMITED

2

1

7

GLANBIA IRELAND DAC

 

 

6

MCALLISTER DISTILLERS LIMITED

 

 

5

ANAVON DAC

 

 

4

BIOATLANTIS LIMITED

 

 

4

 

Hague Top Applicants

Applicant

2018

2019

2020

CHOPARD ACCESSORIES (IRELAND) LIMITED

 

 

4

MARIE HYNES

 

 

3

PAUL MARTIN MURPHY

 

 

2

AVITEUR LUXE LIMITED

 

 

1

EATON INTELLIGENT POWER LIMITED

 

8

1

NOEL JOHN MARSHALL

 

 

1

ROGER DOHERTY

 

 

1

 

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.
• Ireland 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.
• Ireland 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.