Statistical Country Profiles

Norway

Population (Million): 5.28 (2017)

Gross Domestic Product (Billion US$)(Constant 2011 US$ (PPP)): 342.29 (2017)

 

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

Year

Patent

Trademark

Industrial Design

GDP (Constant 2011 US$)

2008

5,105

 

 

307.96

2009

5,033

 

 

302.75

2010

5,602

 

 

304.85

2011

5,551

 

 

307.81

2012

5,970

 

 

316.19

2013

5,765

44,864

 

319.49

2014

5,872

53,460

7,183

325.80

2015

5,713

51,820

7,508

332.22

2016

5,902

56,728

7,812

335.84

2017

5,946

75,645

8,142

342.29

 

Patent

Patent Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2008

1,640

4,280

3,465

2009

1,735

2,358

3,298

2010

1,633

696

3,969

2011

1,585

654

3,966

2012

1,565

555

4,405

2013

1,612

648

4,153

2014

1,632

457

4,240

2015

1,665

652

4,048

2016

1,755

833

4,147

2017

1,684

908

4,262

Patent Grants

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2008

539

1,254

1,370

2009

517

1,267

1,506

2010

614

1,200

1,783

2011

603

1,203

1,697

2012

566

920

1,873

2013

713

937

2,064

2014

653

953

2,144

2015

717

988

2,362

2016

866

1,982

2,682

2017

874

1,634

2,705

Patents in Force

Year

Patent in force

2008

17,808

2009

17,245

2010

16,534

2011

16,060

2012

17,626

2013

19,297

2014

21,882

2015

23,087

2016

27,930

2017

33,150

Utility Model Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2008

 

 

15

2009

 

 

11

2010

 

 

8

2011

 

 

21

2012

 

 

27

2013

 

 

11

2014

 

 

25

2015

 

 

17

2016

 

 

15

2017

 

 

18

 

Trademark

Number of Classes Specified in Trademark Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2008

 

 

39,418

2009

 

 

33,094

2010

 

 

30,873

2011

 

 

34,372

2012

 

 

40,436

2013

10,040

28,769

34,824

2014

10,586

27,552

42,874

2015

11,440

28,237

40,380

2016

11,788

31,251

44,940

2017

12,934

29,963

62,711

Number of Classes Specified in Trademark Registrations

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2008

 

 

34,115

2009

 

 

38,728

2010

 

 

32,364

2011

 

 

31,143

2012

 

 

33,542

2013

6,753

28,493

38,057

2014

12,341

27,987

35,878

2015

7,983

31,630

45,836

2016

7,643

27,687

38,138

2017

8,495

31,870

55,138

 

Industrial Design

Number of Designs in Industrial Design Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2008

 

 

4,719

2009

 

 

5,395

2010

 

 

5,764

2011

 

 

5,693

2012

 

 

7,326

2013

 

 

6,885

2014

698

3,125

6,485

2015

615

3,538

6,893

2016

578

3,353

7,234

2017

582

3,939

7,560

Number of Designs in Industrial Design Registrations

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2008

 

 

7,181

2009

 

 

5,645

2010

 

 

5,556

2011

 

 

5,485

2012

 

 

7,435

2013

 

 

6,775

2014

573

3,074

5,956

2015

536

3,494

6,941

2016

557

3,317

7,114

2017

445

3,850

7,528

 

International Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties

Applications Under the WIPO Systems

Year

PCT

Madrid

Hague

2008

644

385

 

2009

633

312

 

2010

707

334

20

2011

705

380

47

2012

664

331

34

2013

708

315

70

2014

687

317

51

2015

679

279

56

2016

653

301

55

2017

820

376

60

PCT National Phase Entry (Direct and via Regional Office)

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2008

98

4,025

2,494

2009

68

2,171

2,332

2010

32

542

2,741

2011

39

470

2,947

2012

31

405

3,234

2013

36

502

2,915

2014

55

361

2,813

2015

31

525

2,822

2016

37

708

2,781

2017

53

765

2,886

 

PCT Top Applicants

PCT Applicant

2015

2016

2017

STATOIL PETROLEUM AS

50

41

31

ZWIPE AS

 

5

17

FMC KONGSBERG SUBSEA AS

9

9

16

YARA INTERNATIONAL ASA

11

6

13

THIN FILM ELECTRONICS ASA

 

3

12

VETCO GRAY SCANDINAVIA AS

8

20

12

AUTOSTORE TECHNOLOGY AS

 

 

11

HEXAGON TECHNOLOGY AS

 

 

9

OSLO UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL

6

4

9

PGS GEOPHYSICAL AS

10

12

9

 

Madrid Top Applicants

Madrid Applicant

2015

2016

2017

JOTUN A/S

6

1

21

ARCUS AS

4

13

8

ACTIVE BRANDS AS

 

4

6

ARCUS NORWAY AS

 

 

5

NORDIC GARDEN AS

 

 

5

YARA INTERNATIONAL ASA

2

12

5

ARCUS WINE BRANDS AS

 

1

4

AS FORMA

 

1

4

ELKEM AS

 

 

4

HEATWEED TECHNOLOGIES AS

 

4

4

 

Source: WIPO statistics database. Last updated: 12/2018

• 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.
• Norway is a member of the European Patent Convention from 2008. 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.