Statistical Country Profiles



Norway

Population (Million): 5.35 (2019)

Gross Domestic Product (Billion US$)(Constant 2017 US$ (PPP)): 340.30 (2019)

 

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

Year

Patent

Trademark (class count)

Industrial Design (design count)

GDP (Constant 2017 US$)

2010

5,599

 

 

294.77

2011

5,548

 

 

297.67

2012

5,968

 

 

305.71

2013

5,765

44,864

 

308.87

2014

5,872

53,460

6,903

314.96

2015

5,713

51,820

7,789

321.15

2016

5,915

56,591

7,402

324.59

2017

5,955

75,692

8,665

332.14

2018

6,513

78,725

9,187

336.42

2019

6,225

72,519

9,174

340.30

 

Patent

Patent Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2010

1,633

696

3,966

2011

1,585

654

3,963

2012

1,565

555

4,403

2013

1,612

648

4,153

2014

1,632

457

4,240

2015

1,665

652

4,048

2016

1,755

833

4,160

2017

1,684

908

4,271

2018

1,691

592

4,822

2019

1,589

582

4,636

Patent Grants

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2010

614

1,200

1,783

2011

603

1,203

1,694

2012

566

920

1,871

2013

713

937

2,064

2014

653

953

2,142

2015

717

988

2,362

2016

866

1,982

2,685

2017

874

1,634

2,706

2018

960

1,003

2,745

2019

935

717

2,603

Patents in Force

Year

Patents in Force

2010

16,534

2011

16,060

2012

17,626

2013

19,297

2014

21,882

2015

23,087

2016

27,930

2017

33,150

2018

37,434

2019

42,202

Utility Model Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2010

 

 

8

2011

 

 

21

2012

 

 

27

2013

 

 

11

2014

 

 

25

2015

 

 

17

2016

 

 

15

2017

 

 

18

2018

 

 

21

2019

 

 

20

 

Trademark (class count)

Number of Classes Specified in Trademark Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2010

 

 

30,873

2011

 

 

34,372

2012

 

 

40,436

2013

10,040

28,769

34,824

2014

10,586

27,556

42,874

2015

11,440

28,236

40,380

2016

11,788

31,236

44,803

2017

12,934

29,907

62,758

2018

13,935

31,299

64,790

2019

11,782

31,365

60,737

Number of Classes Specified in Trademark Registrations

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2010

 

 

32,361

2011

 

 

31,143

2012

 

 

33,536

2013

6,753

28,486

38,036

2014

12,341

27,979

35,662

2015

7,983

31,602

45,836

2016

7,643

27,641

38,129

2017

8,495

31,919

55,146

2018

10,289

32,853

54,862

2019

9,537

33,660

62,829

 

Industrial Design (design count)

Number of Designs in Industrial Design Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2010

 

 

6,262

2011

 

 

5,763

2012

 

 

7,389

2013

 

 

6,619

2014

701

3,408

6,202

2015

623

3,804

7,166

2016

574

3,644

6,828

2017

572

3,905

8,093

2018

555

3,650

8,632

2019

464

4,177

8,710

Number of Designs in Industrial Design Registrations

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2010

 

 

6,015

2011

 

 

5,510

2012

 

 

7,477

2013

 

 

6,891

2014

571

3,230

5,792

2015

549

3,524

6,873

2016

566

3,699

7,538

2017

446

3,986

7,610

2018

551

3,207

6,645

2019

435

3,746

8,426

 

International Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties

Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties

Year

PCT System

Madrid System

Hague System

2011

705

380

47

2012

664

331

33

2013

708

315

72

2014

687

317

50

2015

679

279

57

2016

653

300

55

2017

820

376

57

2018

767

329

68

2019

787

326

43

2020

702

287

65

PCT National Phase Entry (Direct and via Regional Office)

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2010

398

542

2,741

2011

398

470

2,947

2012

458

405

3,234

2013

430

502

2,915

2014

459

361

2,813

2015

418

525

2,822

2016

406

708

2,787

2017

421

765

2,896

2018

478

491

3,524

2019

532

490

3,438

 

PCT Top Applicants

Applicant

2018

2019

2020

EQUINOR ENERGY AS

12

27

42

AUTOSTORE TECHNOLOGY AS

12

46

29

NORDIC SEMICONDUCTOR ASA

22

38

28

YARA INTERNATIONAL ASA

19

17

16

PGS GEOPHYSICAL AS

9

8

12

NORSK HYDRO ASA

7

6

10

KONGSBERG MARITIME CM AS

 

4

8

SUBSEA 7 NORWAY AS

2

9

8

CARDIOMECH AS

 

 

7

NORWEGIAN UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY (NTNU)

11

9

7

 

Madrid Top Applicants

Applicant

2018

2019

2020

YARA INTERNATIONAL ASA

9

6

6

AUTOSTORE TECHNOLOGY AS

9

5

5

NAVICO HOLDING AS

 

2

5

WWTK AS

 

 

4

ACTIVE BRANDS AS

2

1

3

ARCTICZYMES TECHNOLOGIES ASA

 

 

3

BRYNILD GRUPPEN AS

 

 

3

COMPUSOFT AS

 

 

3

ESPEGARD AS

 

 

3

INNOWELL SOLUTIONS AS

 

 

3

 

Hague Top Applicants

Applicant

2018

2019

2020

ELOPAK AS

21

3

95

NEOFRAME AS

 

 

16

ZWIPE AS

 

 

16

NFM AS

 

 

13

HELIJONORGE AS

 

 

9

ULSTEIN DESIGN & SOLUTIONS AS

 

2

5

DB EQUIPMENT AS

 

 

4

HEYMAT AS

 

 

3

ORKLA HEALTH AS

 

4

3

URBAN SHARING AS

 

 

3

 

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.
• Norway 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.