Statistical Country Profiles



Italy

Population (Million): 59.55 (2020)

Gross Domestic Product (Billion US$)(Constant 2017 US$ (PPP)): 2,322.14 (2020)

 

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

Year

Patent

Trademark (class count)

Industrial Design (design count)

GDP (Constant 2017 US$)

2011

28,357

761,735

321,523

2,546.92

2012

28,696

752,445

300,268

2,471.00

2013

28,970

822,577

302,517

2,425.51

2014

29,360

866,969

318,389

2,425.40

2015

 

 

 

2,444.27

2016

31,252

1,038,683

389,124

2,475.89

2017

31,393

920,170

330,022

2,517.18

2018

32,289

1,084,845

362,022

2,540.89

2019

32,028

1,087,675

384,595

2,548.19

2020

32,537

1,172,502

317,528

2,322.14

 

Patent

Patent Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2011

12,776

927

15,581

2012

12,192

871

16,504

2013

12,017

905

16,953

2014

12,243

781

17,117

2015

 

 

17,762

2016

13,019

973

18,233

2017

13,006

1,031

18,387

2018

13,323

900

18,966

2019

13,693

898

18,335

2020

14,669

947

17,868

Patent Grants

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2011

7,969

700

8,366

2012

7,084

780

8,725

2013

9,369

1,097

9,764

2014

9,137

932

9,483

2015

8,807

822

10,019

2016

8,889

747

11,573

2017

7,650

319

12,057

2018

9,787

84

12,437

2019

11,987

342

13,024

2020

12,060

905

13,692

Patents in Force

Year

Patents in Force

2011

241,543

2012

246,688

2013

255,350

2014

263,824

2015

279,336

2016

287,499

2017

297,672

2018

306,768

2019

339,072

2020

348,888

Utility Model Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2011

2,308

162

305

2012

2,567

191

238

2013

2,480

198

333

2014

2,348

149

299

2015

 

 

345

2016

2,033

166

406

2017

1,888

207

430

2018

1,781

185

411

2019

1,750

166

483

2020

2,206

191

501

 

Trademark (class count)

Number of Classes Specified in Trademark Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2011

107,962

12,552

653,773

2012

101,347

10,542

651,098

2013

106,097

10,424

716,480

2014

106,512

10,196

760,457

2015

 

 

809,760

2016

114,889

10,616

923,794

2017

109,491

11,111

810,679

2018

117,147

12,881

967,698

2019

118,830

12,034

968,845

2020

126,555

10,703

1,045,947

Number of Classes Specified in Trademark Registrations

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2011

146,285

14,065

650,305

2012

88,561

11,314

589,614

2013

88,317

10,404

653,490

2014

92,398

9,374

691,028

2015

96,178

10,343

743,159

2016

62,667

7,637

833,751

2017

101,218

9,109

766,231

2018

161,682

12,283

860,555

2019

107,864

12,556

891,674

2020

116,883

10,902

940,229

 

Industrial Design (design count)

Number of Designs in Industrial Design Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2011

38,868

752

282,655

2012

39,636

847

260,632

2013

40,007

887

262,510

2014

40,219

541

278,170

2015

 

 

303,716

2016

39,235

393

349,889

2017

39,255

1,991

290,767

2018

46,149

1,212

315,873

2019

42,139

810

342,456

2020

35,170

306

282,358

Number of Designs in Industrial Design Registrations

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2011

31,998

797

283,960

2012

45,339

751

261,474

2013

43,028

778

249,614

2014

30,424

497

247,804

2015

 

 

299,715

2016

44,189

249

346,613

2017

39,022

917

292,262

2018

47,435

1,087

302,661

2019

49,595

1,442

332,631

2020

37,837

497

283,604

 

International Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties

Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties

Year

PCT System

Madrid System

Hague System

2011

2,684

2,591

141

2012

2,845

2,793

188

2013

2,869

2,905

409

2014

3,059

2,935

195

2015

3,072

2,645

296

2016

3,362

3,081

273

2017

3,223

2,876

334

2018

3,328

3,153

324

2019

3,385

2,653

413

2020

3,404

2,765

273

PCT National Phase Entry (Direct and via Regional Office)

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2011

1,774

 

9,552

2012

1,823

 

10,230

2013

1,922

 

10,822

2014

1,958

 

11,191

2015

 

 

11,617

2016

2,181

 

11,939

2017

2,238

 

11,766

2018

2,385

 

12,505

2019

2,343

 

11,927

2020

2,388

 

11,570

 

PCT Top Applicants

Applicant

2018

2019

2020

PIRELLI TYRE S.P.A.

38

48

51

G.D SOCIETA' PER AZIONI

31

73

44

SOLVAY SPECIALTY POLYMERS ITALY S.P.A.

56

42

37

ENI S.P.A.

20

16

32

PIAGGIO & C. S.P.A.

45

36

31

POLITECNICO DI MILANO

18

28

30

LEONARDO S.P..A

8

11

29

SAIPEM S.P.A.

20

11

28

BASELL POLIOLEFINE ITALIA S.R.L.

24

24

26

FRENI BREMBO S.P.A.

20

35

26

 

Madrid Top Applicants

Applicant

2018

2019

2020

GIORGIO ARMANI S.P.A.

11

10

21

MASERATI S.P.A.

2

1

18

MONCLER S.P.A.

17

15

16

COLLISTAR S.P.A.

 

 

15

SENSI VIGNE & VINI S.R.L.

 

2

15

GOTTARDO S.P.A.

3

2

14

AGRIFARMA S.P.A.

3

2

13

SALVATORE FERRAGAMO ITALIA S.P.A.

11

4

13

FERRARI S.P.A.

17

15

12

SOOFT ITALIA S.P.A.

2

6

12

 

Hague Top Applicants

Applicant

2018

2019

2020

THUN S.P.A.

38

241

175

ARES S.R.L. - SOCIO UNICO

35

47

154

FERRARI S.P.A.

10

107

58

BASSI SRL

 

 

55

PASQUALE BRUNI S.P.A.

79

 

47

LAGO S.P.A.

44

 

37

FLOS S.P.A.

9

52

33

ENZO CATELLANI

 

 

32

MIGLIARDI S.R.L.

 

 

32

PEDRALI S.P.A.

35

21

31

 

Source: WIPO statistics database; last updated: 11/2021

• 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.
• Italy 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.
• Italy 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.