Statistical Country Profiles

Ireland

Population (Million): 4.85 (2018)

Gross Domestic Product (Billion US$)(Constant 2011 US$ (PPP)): 341.50 (2018)

 

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

Year

Patent

Trademark (class count)

Industrial Design (design count)

GDP (Constant 2011 US$)

2009

 

 

 

194.69

2010

 

 

7,536

198.43

2011

 

 

 

205.82

2012

 

 

 

206.19

2013

 

 

 

208.95

2014

 

 

 

227.34

2015

 

 

8,343

284.44

2016

5,231

 

5,974

298.63

2017

5,217

 

10,910

320.19

2018

6,334

 

12,022

341.50

 

Patent

Patent Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

 

 

2,974

2010

 

 

2,858

2011

 

 

3,102

2012

 

 

3,222

2013

 

 

3,512

2014

 

 

3,898

2015

 

 

4,513

2016

755

70

4,476

2017

668

75

4,549

2018

880

32

5,454

Patent Grants

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

 

 

1,031

2010

 

 

1,304

2011

 

 

1,488

2012

 

 

1,716

2013

 

 

1,674

2014

 

 

1,822

2015

 

 

2,061

2016

420

29

2,444

2017

460

42

2,487

2018

525

24

2,645

Patents in Force

Year

Patent in force

2009

78,916

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

Utility Model Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

 

 

10

2010

 

 

11

2011

 

 

20

2012

 

 

9

2013

 

 

20

2014

 

 

18

2015

 

 

22

2016

123

15

21

2017

120

11

12

2018

117

416

25

 

Trademark (class count)

Number of Classes Specified in Trademark Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

 

 

58,209

2010

 

 

64,108

2011

 

 

68,519

2012

 

 

74,254

2013

 

 

93,896

2014

 

 

86,652

2015

 

 

88,951

2016

 

 

88,183

2017

 

 

89,647

2018

 

 

89,525

Number of Classes Specified in Trademark Registrations

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

 

 

66,892

2010

 

 

77,901

2011

 

 

59,992

2012

 

 

57,706

2013

 

 

77,933

2014

 

 

88,385

2015

 

 

77,897

2016

 

 

82,131

2017

 

 

79,661

2018

 

 

76,216

 

Industrial Design (design count)

Number of Designs in Industrial Design Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

 

 

8,253

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

503

467

11,519

Number of Designs in Industrial Design Registrations

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

 

 

4,484

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

12,578

 

International Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties

Applications Under the WIPO Systems

Year

PCT

Madrid

Hague

2009

474

102

 

2010

446

102

1

2011

408

129

1

2012

391

125

3

2013

432

170

3

2014

438

194

2

2015

453

174

1

2016

441

181

3

2017

486

165

5

2018

620

188

7

PCT National Phase Entry (Direct and via Regional Office)

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

 

 

1,782

2010

 

 

1,461

2011

 

 

1,503

2012

 

 

1,469

2013

 

 

1,554

2014

 

 

1,903

2015

 

 

2,340

2016

 

 

1,874

2017

 

 

1,982

2018

 

 

2,434

 

PCT Top Applicants

PCT Applicant

2016

2017

2018

EATON INTELLIGENT POWER LIMITED

 

 

39

CONNAUGHT ELECTRONICS LIMITED

22

28

38

DEPUY IRELAND UNLIMITED COMPANY

 

8

13

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE DUBLIN

7

11

12

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE GALWAY

11

2

11

ANALOG DEVICES GLOBAL

3

7

9

NORTON (WATERFORD) LIMITED

5

 

9

NAUTO GLOBAL LIMITED

 

 

8

DUBLIN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

6

6

7

MEMJET TECHNOLOGY LIMITED

4

7

7

 

Madrid Top Applicants

Madrid Applicant

2016

2017

2018

GILEAD SCIENCES LIMITED

21

37

25

STAFFORD-MILLER LIMITED

1

2

6

ONE51 GROUP SERVICES LIMITED

 

 

5

FAILTE IRELAND

 

 

4

IRISH DISTILLERS LIMITED

2

2

4

AESTHETIC EXPERTS LAB LTD

 

 

3

ALIMENTARY HEALTH LIMITED

 

 

3

ASAVIE TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED

 

 

3

CANALI IRELAND LIMITED

 

 

3

DUBLIN LIBERTIES WHISKEY COMPANY LIMITED

 

2

3

 

Hague Top Applicants

Hague Applicant

2016

2017

2018

ERNIEAPP LTD.

 

 

21

IRISH DANCE PRO LTD.

 

 

6

STAYHOLD LIMITED

 

 

2

BILLY GRIFFIN

 

 

1

EUROPEAN REFRESHMENTS

 

 

1

KIERAN COFFEY

 

 

1

RODNEY STAFFORD

1

 

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.
• Ireland is a member of the European Patent Convention from 1992. 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. 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.