Statistical Country Profiles



India

Population (Million): 1,393.41 (2021)

Gross Domestic Product (Billion US$)(Constant 2017 US$ (PPP)): 9,301.49 (2021)

 

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

Year

Patent

Trademark (class count)

Industrial Design (design count)

GDP (Constant 2017 US$)

2012

18,250

197,877

7,139

5,801.29

2013

20,945

204,982

7,010

6,171.77

2014

22,476

237,484

8,032

6,629.11

2015

24,018

283,493

9,264

7,159.19

2016

25,887

294,414

7,885

7,750.27

2017

28,010

272,702

10,382

8,276.93

2018

30,035

333,442

15,216

8,811.12

2019

34,052

369,930

12,754

9,140.47

2020

37,895

418,661

11,849

8,537.56

2021

43,133

476,399

19,763

9,301.49

 

Patent

Patent Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2012

9,553

34,402

8,697

2013

10,669

32,362

10,276

2014

12,040

30,814

10,436

2015

12,579

33,079

11,439

2016

13,199

31,858

12,688

2017

14,961

31,621

13,049

2018

16,289

33,766

13,746

2019

19,454

34,173

14,598

2020

23,141

33,630

14,754

2021

26,267

35,306

16,866

Patent Grants

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2012

722

3,606

2,877

2013

594

2,783

3,759

2014

720

5,433

4,294

2015

822

5,200

5,000

2016

1,115

7,133

5,584

2017

1,712

10,675

5,811

2018

2,311

11,597

6,039

2019

3,690

19,888

7,113

2020

4,988

21,373

8,081

2021

6,384

24,337

8,229

Patents in Force

Year

Patents in Force

2012

42,991

2013

45,103

2014

49,272

2015

47,113

2016

49,575

2017

60,777

2018

60,865

2019

76,556

2020

92,897

2021

110,879

Utility Model Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2012

 

 

15

2013

 

 

50

2014

 

 

43

2015

 

 

34

2016

 

 

24

2017

 

 

34

2018

 

 

34

2019

 

 

36

2020

 

 

513

2021

 

 

2,371

 

Trademark (class count)

Number of Classes Specified in Trademark Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2012

176,044

14,806

21,833

2013

183,172

17,220

21,810

2014

200,144

37,586

37,340

2015

250,586

39,144

32,907

2016

264,662

48,786

29,752

2017

242,483

41,091

30,219

2018

297,751

44,916

35,691

2019

322,297

45,467

47,633

2020

382,294

42,254

36,367

2021

435,580

52,946

40,819

Number of Classes Specified in Trademark Registrations

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2012

48,014

7,177

16,755

2013

52,117

9,858

19,468

2014

45,720

24,502

24,259

2015

53,520

32,784

26,552

2016

158,415

43,502

24,468

2017

287,139

52,614

26,190

2018

306,469

53,330

27,148

2019

272,129

50,877

35,640

2020

214,223

44,288

34,775

2021

302,633

52,330

33,733

 

Industrial Design (design count)

Number of Designs in Industrial Design Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2012

5,100

3,445

2,039

2013

5,182

3,315

1,828

2014

6,168

3,141

1,864

2015

6,829

3,461

2,435

2016

6,753

3,920

1,132

2017

7,534

3,583

2,848

2018

8,928

3,704

6,288

2019

9,381

4,342

3,373

2020

8,962

3,831

2,887

2021

17,497

3,949

2,266

Number of Designs in Industrial Design Registrations

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2012

3,959

2,819

1,829

2013

4,156

2,819

1,821

2014

4,179

2,878

1,805

2015

4,801

2,660

2,201

2016

4,901

2,430

1,032

2017

6,622

3,566

2,492

2018

5,422

2,776

6,529

2019

9,652

4,058

2,713

2020

5,872

2,849

3,266

2021

9,885

3,128

2,065

 

International Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties

Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties

Year

PCT System

Madrid System

Hague System

2012

1,310

16

 

2013

1,321

45

1

2014

1,429

165

 

2015

1,412

157

 

2016

1,528

177

 

2017

1,583

250

1

2018

2,009

321

1

2019

2,041

447

2

2020

1,907

339

1

2021

2,089

358

3

PCT National Phase Entry (Direct and via Regional Office)

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2012

247

29,071

3,339

2013

172

27,420

4,178

2014

258

26,082

3,569

2015

129

27,753

3,914

2016

140

25,756

4,338

2017

168

26,205

4,368

2018

203

27,485

4,092

2019

148

28,007

4,478

2020

188

26,768

4,732

2021

181

28,671

5,299

 

PCT Top Applicants

Applicant

2019

2020

2021

Tvs Motor Company Limited

11

51

92

Indian Institute Of Technology

58

78

57

Council Of Scientific And Industrial Research An Indian Registered Body Incorporated Under The Regn. Of Soc. Act (act Xxi Of 1860)

45

46

35

Tata Consultancy Services Ltd.

11

35

33

Padmini Vna Mechatronics Pvt. Ltd

10

2

29

Cadila Healthcare Limited

6

9

21

Upl Limited

22

30

21

Dr. Reddy's Laboratories Ltd.

22

25

17

Lohia Corp Limited

2

10

16

Lupin Limited

4

7

15

 

Madrid Top Applicants

Applicant

2019

2020

2021

M/s. Himatsingka Seide Limited

 

 

30

Patanjali Ayurved Limited

1

8

11

S.b. Adani Family Trust ( Mr. Gautam S. Adani,;mr. Rajesh S. Adani, Mr. Vinod S. Adani )

 

 

8

Upl Ltd.

15

1

8

Maitribodh Parivar Private Limited

 

 

7

Dr. Reddy's Laboratories Ltd.

 

3

6

Grasim Industries Limited

 

3

6

Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Limited

8

1

6

3one4capital Advisors Llp

 

 

5

Hcl Technologies Ltd.

4

4

5

 

Hague Top Applicants

Applicant

2019

2020

2021

Sanjay Kothari

 

 

2

 

Source: WIPO statistics database; last updated: 12/2022

• 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.
• 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.