Statistical Country Profiles



Italy

Population (Million): 60.30 (2019)

Gross Domestic Product (Billion US$)(Constant 2017 US$ (PPP)): 2,557.37 (2019)

 

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

Year

Patent

Trademark (class count)

Industrial Design (design count)

GDP (Constant 2017 US$)

2010

27,948

763,425

325,385

2,541.41

2011

28,309

761,735

321,503

2,559.39

2012

28,521

752,572

300,248

2,483.09

2013

28,895

823,197

302,478

2,437.38

2014

29,287

866,969

318,345

2,437.27

2015

 

 

 

2,456.24

2016

31,186

1,038,683

389,056

2,488.01

2017

31,393

920,196

329,956

2,529.50

2018

32,288

1,084,848

361,979

2,549.69

2019

32,001

1,088,312

384,594

2,557.37

 

Patent

Patent Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2010

12,965

846

14,983

2011

12,776

927

15,533

2012

12,192

871

16,329

2013

12,017

905

16,878

2014

12,243

781

17,044

2015

 

 

17,686

2016

13,019

973

18,167

2017

13,006

1,031

18,387

2018

13,323

900

18,965

2019

13,693

898

18,308

Patent Grants

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2010

16,741

1,652

8,117

2011

7,969

700

8,366

2012

7,084

780

8,693

2013

9,369

1,097

9,759

2014

9,137

932

9,461

2015

8,807

822

10,019

2016

8,889

747

11,562

2017

7,650

319

12,045

2018

9,787

84

12,437

2019

11,987

342

13,030

Patents in Force

Year

Patents in Force

2010

229,648

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

Utility Model Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2010

2,307

155

264

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

404

2017

1,888

207

430

2018

1,781

185

411

2019

1,750

166

483

 

Trademark (class count)

Number of Classes Specified in Trademark Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2010

105,584

12,528

657,841

2011

107,962

12,552

653,773

2012

101,347

10,542

651,225

2013

106,097

10,424

717,100

2014

106,512

10,196

760,457

2015

 

 

809,779

2016

114,889

10,611

923,794

2017

109,491

11,111

810,705

2018

117,147

12,881

967,701

2019

118,830

12,015

969,482

Number of Classes Specified in Trademark Registrations

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2010

236,077

19,320

706,235

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

691,029

2015

96,178

10,342

743,159

2016

62,667

7,621

833,759

2017

101,218

9,105

766,233

2018

161,682

12,278

860,578

2019

107,864

12,536

891,182

 

Industrial Design (design count)

Number of Designs in Industrial Design Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2010

41,668

1,160

283,717

2011

38,868

752

282,635

2012

39,636

847

260,612

2013

40,007

887

262,471

2014

40,219

541

278,126

2015

 

 

303,648

2016

39,235

393

349,821

2017

39,255

1,991

290,701

2018

46,149

1,212

315,830

2019

42,139

809

342,455

Number of Designs in Industrial Design Registrations

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2010

41,280

1,473

285,755

2011

31,998

797

283,949

2012

45,339

751

261,454

2013

43,028

778

249,614

2014

30,424

497

247,785

2015

 

 

299,710

2016

44,189

249

346,585

2017

39,022

917

292,262

2018

47,435

1,087

302,480

2019

49,595

1,442

331,971

 

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

3,379

2,652

413

2020

3,401

2,748

273

PCT National Phase Entry (Direct and via Regional Office)

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2010

1,792

 

9,046

2011

1,774

 

9,506

2012

1,823

 

10,067

2013

1,922

 

10,752

2014

1,958

 

11,119

2015

 

 

11,544

2016

2,181

 

11,877

2017

2,238

 

11,771

2018

2,385

 

12,504

2019

2,343

 

11,900

 

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: 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.
• 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.