Statistical Country Profiles

Netherlands

Population (Million): 17.23 (2018)

Gross Domestic Product (Billion US$)(Constant 2011 US$ (PPP)): 858.17 (2018)

 

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

Year

Patent

Trademark (class count)

Industrial Design (design count)

GDP (Constant 2011 US$)

2009

34,574

443,244

73,281

50,210.41

2010

33,404

455,922

74,082

50,743.82

2011

33,533

459,069

74,617

51,421.30

2012

31,302

454,795

75,967

50,719.90

2013

33,590

452,795

72,115

50,471.23

2014

37,727

475,034

73,276

51,037.27

2015

38,102

530,060

76,700

52,039.67

2016

39,083

532,303

111,626

53,036.82

2017

37,642

533,032

102,050

54,557.85

2018

36,539

519,092

102,283

 

 

Patent

Patent Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

9,316

279

25,258

2010

8,484

240

24,920

2011

8,195

310

25,338

2012

7,443

338

23,859

2013

8,151

449

25,439

2014

9,150

288

28,577

2015

9,299

287

28,803

2016

9,128

314

29,955

2017

9,274

365

28,368

2018

9,253

394

27,286

Patent Grants

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

3,238

305

10,588

2010

3,322

350

11,012

2011

3,586

275

11,442

2012

3,358

242

12,769

2013

3,619

297

12,903

2014

3,157

270

13,390

2015

3,164

212

13,988

2016

4,409

290

16,669

2017

5,139

370

18,113

2018

5,422

337

17,409

Patents in Force

Year

Patent in force

2009

136,765

2010

135,127

2011

138,974

2012

137,411

2013

150,815

2014

156,261

2015

160,214

2016

164,264

2017

165,879

2018

194,393

Utility Model Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

 

 

155

2010

 

 

163

2011

 

 

128

2012

 

 

191

2013

 

 

192

2014

 

 

175

2015

 

 

241

2016

 

 

230

2017

 

 

212

2018

 

 

211

 

Trademark (class count)

Number of Classes Specified in Trademark Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

52,139

 

391,105

2010

52,532

 

403,390

2011

54,027

 

405,042

2012

50,754

 

404,041

2013

48,098

 

404,697

2014

47,626

 

427,408

2015

51,336

 

478,724

2016

48,999

 

483,304

2017

49,797

 

483,235

2018

48,154

 

470,938

Number of Classes Specified in Trademark Registrations

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

9,616

 

286,005

2010

12,663

 

364,223

2011

46,994

 

381,044

2012

10,734

 

310,384

2013

9,914

 

298,486

2014

10,610

 

319,912

2015

45,980

 

424,023

2016

43,362

 

429,609

2017

43,092

 

420,338

2018

39,485

 

420,419

 

Industrial Design (design count)

Number of Designs in Industrial Design Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

3,415

 

69,866

2010

3,660

 

70,422

2011

3,423

 

71,194

2012

3,491

 

72,476

2013

3,190

 

68,925

2014

3,067

 

70,209

2015

3,257

 

73,443

2016

4,465

 

107,161

2017

4,121

 

97,929

2018

4,019

 

98,264

Number of Designs in Industrial Design Registrations

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

3,218

 

73,034

2010

3,546

 

73,701

2011

3,267

 

74,570

2012

3,388

 

70,724

2013

2,993

 

65,327

2014

2,840

 

64,950

2015

3,173

 

70,833

2016

4,244

 

101,440

2017

4,115

 

98,379

2018

3,593

 

86,761

 

International Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties

Applications Under the WIPO Systems

Year

PCT

Madrid

Hague

2009

4,420

1,355

117

2010

4,010

1,374

178

2011

3,511

1,354

128

2012

4,079

1,259

150

2013

4,190

1,466

143

2014

4,206

1,392

117

2015

4,334

1,311

164

2016

4,675

1,492

246

2017

4,430

1,419

174

2018

4,138

1,441

179

PCT National Phase Entry (Direct and via Regional Office)

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

 

 

17,492

2010

 

 

17,925

2011

 

 

18,597

2012

 

 

17,007

2013

 

 

17,681

2014

 

 

19,756

2015

 

 

19,185

2016

 

 

19,819

2017

 

 

19,641

2018

 

 

19,411

 

PCT Top Applicants

PCT Applicant

2016

2017

2018

KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS ELECTRONICS N.V.

1,137

1,077

1,033

SABIC GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES B.V.

359

488

446

PHILIPS LIGHTING HOLDING B.V.

321

316

350

ASML NETHERLANDS B.V.

154

211

206

DSM IP ASSETS B.V.

150

132

138

UNILEVER N.V.

79

122

107

HP INDIGO B.V.

73

85

99

SHELL INTERNATIONALE RESEARCH MAATSCHAPPIJ B.V.

109

159

93

NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST- NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO

42

46

48

LUMILEDS HOLDING B.V.

2

25

46

 

Madrid Top Applicants

Madrid Applicant

2016

2017

2018

KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS ELECTRONICS N.V.

85

57

43

PHILIPS LIGHTING HOLDING B.V.

26

48

36

LESLI VUURWERK B.V.

1

 

31

DEMP B.V.

11

12

14

DUTCH PASSION HOLDING B.V.

 

 

11

DUTCH ENVIRONMENT CORPORATION B.V.

 

 

10

HEINEKEN BROUWERIJEN B.V.

14

5

10

AKZO NOBEL COATINGS INTERNATIONAL B.V.

45

23

9

UNILEVER N.V.

16

5

9

DSM N.V.

18

6

8

 

Hague Top Applicants

Hague Applicant

2016

2017

2018

FONKEL MEUBELMARKETING B.V.

978

573

408

KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS ELECTRONICS N.V.

119

86

164

STREETLIFE BV

 

 

50

CORNELIS LAMBERTUS ANTOINE MUNSTERS

 

 

11

IAMS EUROPE B.V.

 

16

9

LUMILEDS HOLDING B.V.

1

3

9

BRANDBUILDER B.V.

 

 

8

UNILEVER N.V.

11

 

8

JAROLA VISION B.V.

 

17

7

MOBILE WASTE COMPANY B.V.

 

3

7

 

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.
• Netherlands is a member of the European Patent Convention from 1978. Patent filings by residents of this country at the European Patent Office (EPO) are considered both resident and abroad filings via regional office.
• Netherlands is a member of the Benelux Office for Intellectual Property (BOIP). Trademark and industrial design filings by residents of this country at the BOIP are considered both resident and abroad filings via regional office.
• Netherlands 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.