Statistical Country Profiles



Liechtenstein

Population (Million): 0.04 (2021)

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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$)

2012

1,031

11,766

5,533

 

2013

906

13,947

 

 

2014

1,103

16,757

22,042

 

2015

1,265

12,336

6,783

 

2016

1,332

12,061

4,343

 

2017

1,227

19,096

6,265

 

2018

1,353

11,973

4,784

 

2019

1,449

13,867

9,004

 

2020

1,416

17,466

2,970

 

2021

1,472

15,283

3,215

 

 

Patent

Patent Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2012

197

 

834

2013

250

 

656

2014

278

 

825

2015

371

 

894

2016

377

 

955

2017

380

 

847

2018

431

 

922

2019

437

 

1,012

2020

437

 

979

2021

494

 

978

Patent Grants

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2012

120

 

423

2013

113

 

396

2014

121

 

383

2015

100

 

413

2016

140

 

438

2017

167

 

529

2018

204

 

466

2019

232

 

520

2020

199

 

505

2021

201

 

570

Patents in Force

Year

Patents in Force

2012

 

2013

 

2014

 

2015

 

2016

 

2017

 

2018

 

2019

 

2020

 

2021

 

Utility Model Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2012

 

 

29

2013

 

 

38

2014

 

 

20

2015

 

 

26

2016

 

 

14

2017

 

 

15

2018

 

 

19

2019

 

 

19

2020

 

 

26

2021

 

 

18

 

Trademark (class count)

Number of Classes Specified in Trademark Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2012

 

 

11,766

2013

585

7,657

13,362

2014

718

7,364

16,039

2015

428

7,622

11,908

2016

490

8,269

11,571

2017

388

8,475

18,708

2018

527

7,940

11,446

2019

421

8,654

13,446

2020

365

8,349

17,101

2021

396

8,827

14,887

Number of Classes Specified in Trademark Registrations

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2012

 

 

11,607

2013

540

7,509

13,839

2014

707

7,633

12,888

2015

 

 

14,629

2016

 

 

9,770

2017

 

 

17,780

2018

 

 

10,599

2019

 

 

12,671

2020

 

 

14,814

2021

 

 

15,077

 

Industrial Design (design count)

Number of Designs in Industrial Design Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2012

 

 

5,533

2013

 

 

9,102

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

4,523

2019

120

872

8,884

2020

62

809

2,908

2021

25

667

3,190

Number of Designs in Industrial Design Registrations

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2012

 

 

4,031

2013

 

 

10,917

2014

67

1,469

25,911

2015

 

 

5,915

2016

 

 

3,139

2017

 

 

6,408

2018

 

 

5,922

2019

 

 

6,791

2020

 

 

5,166

2021

 

 

2,578

 

International Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties

Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties

Year

PCT System

Madrid System

Hague System

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

280

90

19

2020

239

85

5

2021

268

66

20

PCT National Phase Entry (Direct and via Regional Office)

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2012

47

 

219

2013

69

 

255

2014

97

 

448

2015

169

 

579

2016

177

 

672

2017

180

 

565

2018

182

 

567

2019

210

 

654

2020

210

 

611

2021

235

 

580

 

PCT Top Applicants

Applicant

2019

2020

2021

HILTI AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT

161

143

163

THYSSENKRUPP PRESTA AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT

100

73

64

NEUTRIK AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT

2

 

6

INTERSURGICAL AG

3

2

5

IVOCLAR VIVADENT AG

1

7

5

JHEECO E-DRIVE AG

 

 

4

INFICON AG

 

 

3

MARIGAN AG

 

 

2

ELGO BATSCALE AG

 

1

1

EVM AG

 

 

1

 

Madrid Top Applicants

Applicant

2019

2020

2021

WTM ESTABLISHMENT

7

3

9

HILTI AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT

3

2

6

NEUTRIK AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT

3

2

4

BAHA TECH HOLDING AG

 

 

2

CLASSIC CAR TRUST REG.

 

 

2

IVOCLAR VIVADENT AG

4

3

2

ONE AG

 

 

2

VENEREEA GMBH

 

 

2

YOUPLUS ASSURANCE AG

 

 

2

BACARDI & COMPANY LIMITED

4

18

1

 

Hague Top Applicants

Applicant

2019

2020

2021

HILTI AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT

8

8

14

PETER VOGT

 

 

10

LIEMED AG

 

 

5

NEUTRIK

 

 

4

NEMIROFF ;INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY ESTABLISHMENT

2

 

3

CENTROPIX GLOBAL AG

 

 

2

ANGELA PERNSTEINER

 

 

1

 

Source: WIPO statistics database; last updated: 11/2022

• 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.