Statistical Country Profiles



Iceland

Population (Million): 0.36 (2019)

Gross Domestic Product (Billion US$)(Constant 2017 US$ (PPP)): 20.19 (2019)

 

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

Year

Patent

Trademark (class count)

Industrial Design (design count)

GDP (Constant 2017 US$)

2010

346

4,798

796

14.89

2011

325

4,322

646

15.17

2012

320

9,590

778

15.37

2013

233

9,088

717

16.01

2014

302

10,124

418

16.34

2015

276

8,284

103

17.12

2016

258

5,302

137

18.25

2017

332

8,237

109

19.08

2018

281

7,848

 

19.81

2019

252

4,845

311

20.19

 

Patent

Patent Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2010

109

19

237

2011

96

21

229

2012

87

7

233

2013

72

13

161

2014

92

13

210

2015

85

6

191

2016

73

3

185

2017

92

8

240

2018

89

10

192

2019

97

15

155

Patent Grants

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2010

13

132

66

2011

28

61

96

2012

15

44

95

2013

21

38

128

2014

18

51

134

2015

30

15

121

2016

28

20

118

2017

28

30

126

2018

59

10

159

2019

35

3

105

Patents in Force

Year

Patents in Force

2010

1,892

2011

2,632

2012

3,327

2013

3,385

2014

4,089

2015

4,920

2016

5,941

2017

6,613

2018

7,380

2019

8,481

Utility Model Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2010

 

 

 

2011

 

 

1

2012

 

 

2

2013

 

 

1

2014

 

 

 

2015

 

 

2

2016

 

 

1

2017

 

 

 

2018

 

 

1

2019

 

 

 

 

Trademark (class count)

Number of Classes Specified in Trademark Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2010

1,439

6,701

3,359

2011

1,489

6,370

2,833

2012

1,582

6,822

8,008

2013

1,358

6,732

7,730

2014

1,519

7,072

8,605

2015

1,332

6,504

6,952

2016

1,521

7,545

3,781

2017

1,706

7,482

6,531

2018

1,952

8,167

5,896

2019

1,302

7,778

3,543

Number of Classes Specified in Trademark Registrations

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2010

1,228

7,309

2,112

2011

1,344

6,873

2,521

2012

1,359

7,079

4,046

2013

1,193

7,777

8,165

2014

1,103

7,030

7,477

2015

947

8,242

9,095

2016

1,287

7,357

2,592

2017

1,367

8,767

5,813

2018

1,287

8,732

5,246

2019

901

9,301

4,802

 

Industrial Design (design count)

Number of Designs in Industrial Design Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2010

86

286

710

2011

51

346

595

2012

67

409

711

2013

68

208

649

2014

37

232

381

2015

15

313

88

2016

49

322

88

2017

15

609

94

2018

 

 

989

2019

16

401

295

Number of Designs in Industrial Design Registrations

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2010

84

256

867

2011

52

273

614

2012

64

413

601

2013

69

302

524

2014

38

195

378

2015

16

257

177

2016

44

278

59

2017

19

604

115

2018

14

249

981

2019

13

253

275

 

International Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties

Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties

Year

PCT System

Madrid System

Hague System

2011

42

47

9

2012

44

123

3

2013

43

117

6

2014

43

120

4

2015

46

74

3

2016

56

38

1

2017

39

43

1

2018

49

65

 

2019

41

31

4

2020

51

30

 

PCT National Phase Entry (Direct and via Regional Office)

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2010

39

12

157

2011

36

15

152

2012

33

7

145

2013

28

5

91

2014

52

 

122

2015

36

3

94

2016

33

3

103

2017

47

1

156

2018

29

5

105

2019

35

8

83

 

PCT Top Applicants

Applicant

2018

2019

2020

OSSUR ICELAND EHF

14

21

15

SKAGINN HF.

4

1

8

HAMPIDJAN HF.

 

1

3

YMIR TECHNOLOGIES EHF.

 

 

3

ATMONIA EHF.

 

 

2

VALKA EHF

 

1

2

ALVOTECH HF

 

1

1

CAPRETTO EHF.

 

 

1

DT EQUIPMENT EHF.

 

 

1

FLYGILDI EHF.

 

 

1

 

Madrid Top Applicants

Applicant

2018

2019

2020

ALVOTECH HF.

 

1

2

ATMONIA EHF.

 

 

2

CARBFIX OHF.

 

 

2

HAMPIDJAN HF.

 

 

2

NICOPODS EHF.

 

 

2

REYKJAVIK DC HF.

 

 

2

BRANDR EHF

 

1

1

EMBLA PRODUCTIONS EHF.

 

 

1

EPIENDO PHARMACEUTICALS EHF.

 

 

1

GEOSILICA ICELAND HF

 

 

1

 

Hague Top Applicants

Applicant

2018

2019

2020

ICEWIND

 

1

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.
• Iceland 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.
• 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.