Statistical Country Profiles



Liechtenstein

Population (Million): 0.04 (2019)

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

Year

Patent

Trademark (class count)

Industrial Design (design count)

GDP (Constant 2017 US$)

2010

1,705

 

 

 

2011

1,174

 

 

 

2012

1,026

 

 

 

2013

906

13,962

 

 

2014

1,101

16,757

22,042

 

2015

1,262

12,336

6,783

 

2016

1,330

12,061

4,343

 

2017

1,227

19,096

6,265

 

2018

1,353

11,973

4,768

 

2019

1,449

13,900

9,004

 

 

Patent

Patent Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2010

290

 

1,415

2011

221

 

953

2012

197

 

829

2013

250

 

656

2014

278

 

823

2015

371

 

891

2016

377

 

953

2017

380

 

847

2018

431

 

922

2019

437

 

1,012

Patent Grants

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2010

116

 

441

2011

129

 

422

2012

120

 

422

2013

113

 

396

2014

121

 

383

2015

100

 

413

2016

140

 

438

2017

167

 

528

2018

204

 

466

2019

232

 

520

Patents in Force

Year

Patents in Force

2010

 

2011

 

2012

 

2013

 

2014

 

2015

 

2016

 

2017

 

2018

 

2019

 

Utility Model Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2010

 

 

16

2011

 

 

21

2012

 

 

29

2013

 

 

38

2014

 

 

20

2015

 

 

26

2016

 

 

14

2017

 

 

15

2018

 

 

19

2019

 

 

19

 

Trademark (class count)

Number of Classes Specified in Trademark Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2010

 

 

14,148

2011

 

 

16,513

2012

 

 

11,763

2013

585

7,657

13,377

2014

718

7,364

16,039

2015

428

7,621

11,908

2016

490

8,269

11,571

2017

388

8,475

18,708

2018

527

7,940

11,446

2019

421

8,661

13,479

Number of Classes Specified in Trademark Registrations

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2010

 

 

13,791

2011

 

 

17,368

2012

 

 

11,574

2013

540

7,509

13,839

2014

707

7,639

12,888

2015

 

 

14,629

2016

 

 

9,770

2017

 

 

17,780

2018

 

 

10,599

2019

 

 

12,585

 

Industrial Design (design count)

Number of Designs in Industrial Design Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2010

 

 

4,845

2011

 

 

4,314

2012

 

 

5,531

2013

 

 

9,099

2014

67

1,450

21,975

2015

62

1,473

6,721

2016

152

1,078

4,191

2017

46

1,327

6,219

2018

261

716

4,507

2019

120

872

8,884

Number of Designs in Industrial Design Registrations

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2010

 

 

4,907

2011

 

 

4,773

2012

 

 

4,028

2013

 

 

10,917

2014

67

1,469

25,911

2015

 

 

5,915

2016

 

 

3,135

2017

 

 

6,408

2018

 

 

5,920

2019

 

 

6,764

 

International Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties

Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties

Year

PCT System

Madrid System

Hague System

2011

88

115

24

2012

105

73

17

2013

190

107

22

2014

231

114

20

2015

241

85

14

2016

249

90

14

2017

264

87

10

2018

263

80

8

2019

279

90

19

2020

250

87

5

PCT National Phase Entry (Direct and via Regional Office)

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2010

152

 

858

2011

44

 

237

2012

47

 

215

2013

69

 

255

2014

97

 

446

2015

169

 

576

2016

177

 

670

2017

180

 

565

2018

182

 

567

2019

210

 

654

 

PCT Top Applicants

Applicant

2018

2019

2020

HILTI AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT

124

161

143

THYSSENKRUPP PRESTA AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT

86

100

73

IVOCLAR VIVADENT AG

22

1

7

RE-LID ENGINEERING AG

 

 

3

CEEVO BLOCKCHAIN VENTURE LTD.

 

 

2

INTERSURGICAL AG

1

3

2

EDENTA ETABLISSEMENT

 

 

1

ELGO BATSCALE AG

 

 

1

GENERATION CONCEPT STIFTUNG

1

 

1

INVENTEX ESTABLISHMENT

 

1

1

 

Madrid Top Applicants

Applicant

2018

2019

2020

BACARDI & COMPANY LIMITED

7

4

18

LODESTAR ANSTALT

 

2

6

NEMIROFFINTELLECTUAL PROPERTY ESTABLISHMENT

9

9

4

RHIVA AG

 

 

4

FOUNDATION OF ENLIGHTENMENT AND;MAINTENANCE

 

 

3

IVOCLAR VIVADENT AG

3

4

3

NSF SERVICES TRUST REG.

 

 

3

WTM ESTABLISHMENT

4

7

3

DER PRAGMATICUS VERLAG AG

 

 

2

GREEN FINANCE GROUP AG

 

 

2

 

Hague Top Applicants

Applicant

2018

2019

2020

MUDJU GMBH

 

3

18

IVOCLAR VIVADENT AG

27

 

12

NEUTRIK AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT

 

23

10

RE-LID ENGINEERING AG

 

 

9

HILTI AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT

36

8

8

STEFANIE LEIBFRIED

 

 

6

FROMMELT ZIMMEREI UND ING. HOLZBAU AG

 

 

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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.
• Liechtenstein 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.