Statistical Country Profiles

India

Population (Million): 1,339.18 (2017)

Gross Domestic Product (Billion US$)(Constant 2011 US$ (PPP)): 8,606.47 (2017)

 

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

Year

Patent

Trademark

Industrial Design

GDP (Constant 2011 US$)

2008

11,546

142,590

5,478

4,533.16

2009

11,939

153,938

4,886

4,917.56

2010

14,869

190,326

6,738

5,422.10

2011

15,896

194,796

8,179

5,782.04

2012

18,202

197,877

7,137

6,097.53

2013

20,908

204,987

7,005

6,486.92

2014

22,445

237,244

8,021

6,967.62

2015

23,990

283,346

9,257

7,535.78

2016

25,837

294,526

7,882

8,071.78

2017

27,985

271,972

10,253

8,606.47

 

Patent

Patent Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2008

6,425

30,387

5,121

2009

7,262

27,025

4,677

2010

8,853

30,909

6,016

2011

8,841

33,450

7,055

2012

9,553

34,402

8,649

2013

10,669

32,362

10,239

2014

12,040

30,814

10,405

2015

12,579

33,079

11,411

2016

13,199

31,858

12,638

2017

14,961

31,621

13,024

Patent Grants

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2008

2,541

13,520

1,394

2009

1,725

4,443

1,460

2010

1,208

5,930

1,926

2011

776

4,392

2,104

2012

722

3,606

2,861

2013

594

2,783

3,757

2014

720

5,433

4,293

2015

822

5,200

4,997

2016

1,115

7,133

5,578

2017

1,712

10,675

5,784

Patents in Force

Year

Patent in force

2008

30,822

2009

37,334

2010

47,224

2011

41,361

2012

42,991

2013

45,103

2014

49,272

2015

47,113

2016

49,575

2017

60,777

Utility Model Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2008

 

 

19

2009

 

 

25

2010

 

 

36

2011

 

 

32

2012

 

 

15

2013

 

 

50

2014

 

 

43

2015

 

 

34

2016

 

 

24

2017

 

 

34

 

Trademark

Number of Classes Specified in Trademark Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2008

119,371

10,801

23,219

2009

134,403

7,540

19,535

2010

172,120

17,806

18,206

2011

176,386

22,161

18,410

2012

176,044

14,809

21,833

2013

183,172

25,665

21,815

2014

200,144

37,586

37,100

2015

250,586

39,142

32,760

2016

264,662

48,788

29,864

2017

242,483

41,092

29,489

Number of Classes Specified in Trademark Registrations

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2008

 

 

13,250

2009

 

 

16,626

2010

58,117

9,695

23,903

2011

122,440

20,503

16,741

2012

48,014

7,177

16,755

2013

52,117

9,861

19,468

2014

45,720

24,537

24,259

2015

53,520

32,795

26,552

2016

158,415

43,544

24,500

2017

287,139

52,553

26,067

 

Industrial Design

Number of Designs in Industrial Design Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2008

4,308

2,249

1,170

2009

4,267

1,825

619

2010

4,416

2,622

2,322

2011

5,156

3,060

3,023

2012

5,100

3,445

2,037

2013

5,182

3,315

1,823

2014

6,168

3,141

1,853

2015

6,829

3,461

2,428

2016

6,753

3,920

1,129

2017

7,534

3,583

2,719

Number of Designs in Industrial Design Registrations

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2008

2,985

1,787

1,742

2009

3,552

2,473

566

2010

3,562

2,005

2,207

2011

3,971

2,266

3,007

2012

3,959

2,819

1,827

2013

4,156

2,819

1,821

2014

4,179

2,878

1,805

2015

4,801

2,660

2,198

2016

4,901

2,430

1,030

2017

6,622

3,566

2,372

 

International Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties

Applications Under the WIPO Systems

Year

PCT

Madrid

Hague

2008

1,073

7

 

2009

960

5

 

2010

1,276

1

 

2011

1,324

1

 

2012

1,310

16

 

2013

1,321

45

1

2014

1,429

161

 

2015

1,412

155

 

2016

1,528

175

 

2017

1,583

233

1

PCT National Phase Entry (Direct and via Regional Office)

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2008

237

25,469

2,341

2009

209

23,222

1,866

2010

225

25,698

2,569

2011

216

28,240

2,942

2012

247

29,071

3,292

2013

172

27,420

4,141

2014

258

26,082

3,542

2015

129

27,753

3,887

2016

140

25,756

4,304

2017

168

26,205

4,343

 

PCT Top Applicants

PCT Applicant

2015

2016

2017

COUNCIL OF SCIENTIFIC AND INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH

110

109

66

SUN PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRIES LIMITED

16

49

42

DR. REDDY'S LABORATORIES LTD.

20

32

35

LUPIN LIMITED

14

21

35

INDIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

30

18

28

WOCKHARDT LIMITED

46

15

20

HINDUSTAN PETROLEUM CORPORATION LIMITED

5

9

18

TATA CONSULTANCY SERVICES LTD.

17

5

18

RELIANCE INDUSTRIES LIMITED

58

41

17

MSN LABORATORIES LIMITED

8

14

16

 

Madrid Top Applicants

Madrid Applicant

2015

2016

2017

NIRSAN CONNECT PRIVATE LIMITED

 

 

24

MANKIND PHARMA LIMITED

 

2

20

PRACTO TECHNOLOGIES PRIVATE LIMITED

 

 

12

MINDTREE LIMITED

 

1

7

UNITED SPIRITS LIMITED

 

1

7

WELLCOME FISHERIES LIMITED

 

 

7

TRIANZ HOLDINGS PRIVATE LIMITED

 

 

6

MERIL LIFE SCIENCES PRIVATE LIMITED

5

 

5

ALIVIRA ANIMAL HEALTH LIMITED

 

 

4

SANGHVI BEAUTY & TECHNOLOGIES PVT. LTD.

 

 

4

 

Source: WIPO statistics database. Last updated: 12/2018

• 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.
• 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.