Statistical Country Profiles

Liechtenstein

Population (Million): 0.04 (2018)

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

Year

Patent

Trademark (class count)

Industrial Design (design count)

GDP (Constant 2011 US$)

2009

 

 

 

 

2010

 

 

 

 

2011

 

 

 

 

2012

 

 

 

 

2013

 

13,962

 

 

2014

 

16,757

22,042

 

2015

 

12,336

6,783

 

2016

 

12,054

4,343

 

2017

 

19,051

6,265

 

2018

 

11,966

4,768

 

 

Patent

Patent Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

222

 

686

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

Patent Grants

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

114

 

436

2010

116

 

442

2011

129

 

422

2012

120

 

422

2013

113

 

396

2014

121

 

383

2015

100

 

413

2016

140

 

438

2017

167

 

528

2018

204

 

466

Patents in Force

Year

Patent in force

2009

 

2010

 

2011

 

2012

 

2013

 

2014

 

2015

 

2016

 

2017

 

2018

 

Utility Model Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

 

 

28

2010

 

 

16

2011

 

 

21

2012

 

 

29

2013

 

 

38

2014

 

 

20

2015

 

 

26

2016

 

 

14

2017

 

 

15

2018

 

 

19

 

Trademark (class count)

Number of Classes Specified in Trademark Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

 

 

13,225

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

11,564

2017

388

8,472

18,663

2018

527

7,952

11,439

Number of Classes Specified in Trademark Registrations

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

 

 

18,427

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

 

 

9,762

2017

 

 

17,780

2018

 

 

10,587

 

Industrial Design (design count)

Number of Designs in Industrial Design Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

 

 

3,759

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

712

4,507

Number of Designs in Industrial Design Registrations

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

 

 

3,884

2010

 

 

4,977

2011

 

 

5,429

2012

 

 

4,088

2013

 

 

10,917

2014

67

1,469

25,911

2015

 

 

5,915

2016

 

 

3,135

2017

 

 

6,408

2018

 

 

5,920

 

International Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties

Applications Under the WIPO Systems

Year

PCT

Madrid

Hague

2009

54

118

18

2010

73

87

19

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

263

87

10

2018

263

79

8

PCT National Phase Entry (Direct and via Regional Office)

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

 

 

211

2010

 

 

858

2011

 

 

237

2012

 

 

215

2013

 

 

255

2014

 

 

446

2015

 

 

576

2016

 

 

670

2017

 

 

565

2018

 

 

567

 

PCT Top Applicants

PCT Applicant

2016

2017

2018

HILTI AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT

111

134

124

THYSSENKRUPP PRESTA AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT

57

66

86

IVOCLAR VIVADENT AG

21

20

22

BEMER INT. AG

 

 

2

LYSANDO AG

 

1

2

OLOGN TECHNOLOGIES AG

 

 

2

Q2POWER AG

 

2

2

BONYF AG

 

 

1

COOBX AG

 

1

1

FRIPO AG

 

 

1

 

Madrid Top Applicants

Madrid Applicant

2016

2017

2018

NEMIROFF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY ESTABLISHMENT

7

1

9

BACARDI & COMPANY LIMITED

4

7

7

SWAROVSKI AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT

5

8

7

LIECHTENSTEINER FUSSBALLVERBAND

 

 

6

IVOCLAR VIVADENT AG

21

24

4

WTM ESTABLISHMENT

3

2

4

BSMART SELECTION ANSTALT

 

 

3

CULLINAN ANSTALT

 

1

3

NEUTRIK AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT

 

 

3

RICETEC AG

 

1

3

 

Hague Top Applicants

Hague Applicant

2016

2017

2018

HILTI AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT

7

16

36

IVOCLAR VIVADENT AG

20

65

27

ARRIDUS INTERNATIONAL AG

 

 

4

 

Source: WIPO statistics database. Last updated: 10/2019

• 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.
• Liechtenstein is a member of the European Patent Convention from 1980. 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. 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.