Statistical Country Profiles

Italy

Population (Million): 60.55 (2017)

Gross Domestic Product (Billion US$)(Constant 2011 US$ (PPP)): 2,132.63 (2017)

 

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

Year

Patent

Trademark

Industrial Design

GDP (Constant 2011 US$)

2008

28,225

 

 

2,232.72

2009

26,526

691,584

308,325

2,110.32

2010

27,946

763,412

312,525

2,145.91

2011

28,308

761,735

309,212

2,158.29

2012

28,523

753,208

280,453

2,097.44

2013

28,896

823,098

281,327

2,061.20

2014

29,288

867,107

296,667

2,063.54

2015

 

 

 

2,083.18

2016

31,142

1,039,781

364,944

2,101.06

2017

31,346

920,306

304,664

2,132.63

 

Patent

Patent Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2008

12,931

861

15,294

2009

12,698

903

13,828

2010

12,965

846

14,981

2011

12,776

927

15,532

2012

12,192

871

16,331

2013

12,017

905

16,879

2014

12,243

781

17,045

2015

 

 

17,688

2016

13,019

973

18,123

2017

13,006

1,031

18,340

Patent Grants

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2008

8,568

1,008

6,765

2009

18,311

1,958

6,845

2010

16,741

1,652

8,118

2011

7,969

700

8,366

2012

7,084

780

8,694

2013

9,369

1,097

9,759

2014

9,137

932

9,462

2015

8,807

822

10,017

2016

8,889

747

11,534

2017

7,650

319

11,998

Patents in Force

Year

Patent in force

2008

 

2009

 

2010

229,648

2011

241,543

2012

246,688

2013

255,350

2014

263,824

2015

279,336

2016

287,499

2017

297,672

Utility Model Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2008

1,981

219

195

2009

2,109

198

180

2010

2,307

155

264

2011

2,308

162

305

2012

2,567

191

238

2013

2,480

198

332

2014

2,348

149

299

2015

 

 

346

2016

2,033

166

404

2017

1,888

207

427

 

Trademark

Number of Classes Specified in Trademark Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2008

 

 

621,895

2009

98,149

13,613

593,435

2010

105,583

12,528

657,829

2011

107,962

12,552

653,773

2012

101,357

10,542

651,851

2013

106,097

10,424

717,001

2014

106,514

10,196

760,593

2015

 

 

809,706

2016

114,906

10,603

924,875

2017

109,515

11,080

810,791

Number of Classes Specified in Trademark Registrations

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2008

 

 

589,573

2009

137,327

16,845

625,042

2010

236,076

19,321

706,245

2011

146,285

14,064

650,307

2012

88,571

11,292

590,319

2013

88,317

10,426

653,502

2014

92,400

9,361

691,211

2015

96,178

10,335

743,160

2016

62,670

7,600

834,139

2017

101,236

9,025

766,650

 

Industrial Design

Number of Designs in Industrial Design Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2008

 

 

275,926

2009

37,213

1,501

271,112

2010

41,260

1,422

271,265

2011

38,463

968

270,749

2012

38,986

1,021

241,467

2013

39,378

902

241,949

2014

39,539

511

257,128

2015

 

 

274,146

2016

38,516

390

326,428

2017

38,487

2,033

266,177

Number of Designs in Industrial Design Registrations

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2008

 

 

292,617

2009

39,870

1,642

271,501

2010

40,889

1,819

273,924

2011

31,576

989

271,601

2012

44,696

988

242,505

2013

42,386

786

229,108

2014

29,798

528

228,689

2015

 

 

270,703

2016

43,397

250

320,911

2017

38,282

918

268,412

 

International Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties

Applications Under the WIPO Systems

Year

PCT

Madrid

Hague

2008

2,884

2,956

65

2009

2,653

2,234

106

2010

2,657

2,636

122

2011

2,685

2,591

141

2012

2,845

2,798

189

2013

2,869

2,904

419

2014

3,059

2,936

197

2015

3,072

2,644

297

2016

3,362

3,082

276

2017

3,225

2,877

335

PCT National Phase Entry (Direct and via Regional Office)

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2008

 

 

8,551

2009

 

 

8,236

2010

 

 

9,044

2011

 

 

9,505

2012

 

 

10,068

2013

 

 

10,751

2014

 

 

11,119

2015

 

 

11,545

2016

 

 

11,836

2017

 

 

11,725

 

PCT Top Applicants

PCT Applicant

2015

2016

2017

NUOVO PIGNONE SRL

52

57

58

PIRELLI TYRE S.P.A.

39

32

51

G.D SOCIETA' PER AZIONI

53

46

44

SOLVAY SPECIALTY POLYMERS ITALY S.P.A.

23

36

40

TELECOM ITALIA S.P.A.

21

26

35

PIAGGIO & C. S.P.A.

3

19

28

FRENI BREMBO S.P.A.

18

15

23

FONDAZIONE ISTITUTO ITALIANO DI TECNOLOGIA

29

17

22

NOVAMONT S.P.A.

7

12

22

DE'LONGHI S.P.A.

3

15

21

 

Madrid Top Applicants

Madrid Applicant

2015

2016

2017

BARILLA G. E R. FRATELLI - SOCIETA PER AZIONI

1

2

17

SOCIETA AGRICOLA CIU CIU DI BARTOLOMEI MASSIMILIANO E BARTOLOMEI WALTER S.S.

9

16

15

GIORGIO ARMANI S.P.A.

 

6

14

REPLY S.P.A.

2

3

13

AZIENDE CHIMICHE RIUNITE ANGELINI FRANCESCO A.C.R.A.F. S.P.A.

1

5

12

DONNAFUGATA S.R.L.

 

 

11

ISKO S.R.L.

19

18

11

PIRELLI TYRE S.P.A.

6

3

11

FERRARI S.P.A.

7

11

10

GUCCIO GUCCI S.P.A.

5

9

10

 

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.
• Italy is a member of the European Patent Convention from 1979. 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. 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.