Statistical Country Profiles



Netherlands

Population (Million): 17.33 (2019)

Gross Domestic Product (Billion US$)(Constant 2017 US$ (PPP)): 990.42 (2019)

 

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

Year

Patent

Trademark (class count)

Industrial Design (design count)

GDP (Constant 2017 US$)

2010

33,404

455,966

74,075

50,743.82

2011

33,536

459,097

74,466

51,421.30

2012

31,302

454,795

75,963

50,719.90

2013

33,591

452,792

72,109

50,471.23

2014

37,727

475,066

73,270

51,037.27

2015

38,102

530,058

76,700

52,039.67

2016

39,084

532,397

111,626

53,036.82

2017

37,642

533,153

102,050

54,557.85

2018

36,544

519,231

102,366

 

2019

35,359

545,669

127,275

 

 

Patent

Patent Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2010

8,484

240

24,920

2011

8,195

310

25,341

2012

7,443

338

23,859

2013

8,151

449

25,440

2014

9,150

288

28,577

2015

9,299

287

28,803

2016

9,128

314

29,956

2017

9,274

365

28,368

2018

9,253

394

27,291

2019

9,181

449

26,178

Patent Grants

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2010

3,322

350

11,012

2011

3,586

275

11,442

2012

3,358

242

12,769

2013

3,619

297

12,904

2014

3,157

270

13,390

2015

3,164

212

13,987

2016

4,409

290

16,669

2017

5,139

370

18,113

2018

5,422

337

17,409

2019

5,904

358

18,532

Patents in Force

Year

Patents in Force

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

2019

205,675

Utility Model Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2010

 

 

163

2011

 

 

128

2012

 

 

191

2013

 

 

192

2014

 

 

175

2015

 

 

241

2016

 

 

230

2017

 

 

212

2018

 

 

211

2019

 

 

285

 

Trademark (class count)

Number of Classes Specified in Trademark Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2010

52,534

 

403,432

2011

54,028

 

405,069

2012

50,754

 

404,041

2013

48,098

 

404,694

2014

47,627

 

427,439

2015

51,336

 

478,722

2016

48,999

 

483,398

2017

49,797

 

483,356

2018

48,154

 

471,077

2019

43,933

 

501,736

Number of Classes Specified in Trademark Registrations

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2010

12,664

 

364,272

2011

46,998

 

381,160

2012

10,734

 

310,390

2013

9,914

 

298,536

2014

10,607

 

319,805

2015

45,980

 

424,018

2016

43,362

 

429,659

2017

43,092

 

420,305

2018

39,485

 

420,538

2019

40,942

 

432,103

 

Industrial Design (design count)

Number of Designs in Industrial Design Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2010

3,660

 

70,415

2011

3,418

 

71,048

2012

3,491

 

72,472

2013

3,190

 

68,919

2014

3,067

 

70,203

2015

3,257

 

73,443

2016

4,465

 

107,161

2017

4,121

 

97,929

2018

4,021

 

98,345

2019

4,918

 

122,357

Number of Designs in Industrial Design Registrations

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2010

3,546

 

73,048

2011

3,257

 

66,565

2012

3,388

 

70,609

2013

2,993

 

65,333

2014

2,840

 

64,956

2015

3,173

 

70,833

2016

4,244

 

101,440

2017

4,115

 

98,382

2018

3,593

 

86,764

2019

4,720

 

117,860

 

International Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties

Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties

Year

PCT System

Madrid System

Hague System

2011

3,511

1,355

128

2012

4,080

1,259

150

2013

4,190

1,464

143

2014

4,206

1,392

117

2015

4,335

1,310

164

2016

4,675

1,493

246

2017

4,429

1,419

174

2018

4,132

1,422

181

2019

4,055

1,424

181

2020

4,035

1,383

136

PCT National Phase Entry (Direct and via Regional Office)

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2010

2,889

 

17,925

2011

2,927

 

18,600

2012

2,652

 

17,007

2013

2,587

 

17,682

2014

2,894

 

19,756

2015

2,924

 

19,185

2016

3,072

 

19,820

2017

3,218

 

19,641

2018

3,280

 

19,416

2019

3,091

 

18,259

 

PCT Top Applicants

Applicant

2018

2019

2020

KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS ELECTRONICS N.V.

1,033

982

846

SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V.

 

173

294

SABIC GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES B.V.

446

259

289

ASML NETHERLANDS B.V.

206

252

279

DSM IP ASSETS B.V.

138

203

146

UNILEVER N.V.

107

110

109

NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST- NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO

48

70

76

LUMILEDS HOLDING B.V.

46

42

70

SHELL INTERNATIONALE RESEARCH MAATSCHAPPIJ B.V.

93

48

56

NOURYON CHEMICALS INTERNATIONAL B.V.

 

12

38

 

Madrid Top Applicants

Applicant

2018

2019

2020

MAX BRANDS MARKETING B.V.

2

1

51

DSM IP ASSETS B.V.;;;;

8

12

16

EFES HOLLAND TECHNICAL MANAGEMENT CONSULTANCY B.V.

 

 

14

INTERVET INTERNATIONAL B.V.

 

6

13

KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS ELECTRONICS N.V.

41

14

12

CTP B.V.

 

 

11

DUTCH PASSION HOLDING B.V.

11

6

11

MERKENBUREAU KNIJFF & PARTNERS B.V.

1

1

11

SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V.

 

15

11

STMICROELECTRONICS NV

 

5

11

 

Hague Top Applicants

Applicant

2018

2019

2020

FONKEL MEUBELMARKETING B.V.

408

859

569

KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS ELECTRONICS N.V.

164

371

463

SINO PRO TRADING B.V.

 

43

78

ALTURA LEIDEN HOLDING B.V.

 

 

52

STREETLIFE BV

50

12

26

VERSTAPPEN VERPAKKINGEN B.V.

 

 

16

WAVIN B.V.

2

12

13

MEPAL SUPPORT B.V.

 

 

12

F. SMIT HOLDING B.V.

 

1

6

DESIGNNEST B.V.

 

3

5

 

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.
• Netherlands 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.
• 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. 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.