Statistical Country Profiles

Norway

Population (Million): 5.31 (2018)

Gross Domestic Product (Billion US$)(Constant 2011 US$ (PPP)): 347.78 (2018)

 

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

Year

Patent

Trademark (class count)

Industrial Design (design count)

GDP (Constant 2011 US$)

2009

5,032

 

 

302.75

2010

5,599

 

 

304.85

2011

5,548

 

 

307.81

2012

5,968

 

 

316.19

2013

5,765

44,864

 

319.49

2014

5,872

53,460

6,903

325.80

2015

5,713

51,820

7,789

332.22

2016

5,915

56,567

7,402

336.16

2017

5,955

75,675

8,665

342.82

2018

6,511

78,641

8,373

347.78

 

Patent

Patent Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

1,735

2,358

3,297

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

4,820

Patent Grants

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

517

1,267

1,505

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

Patents in Force

Year

Patent in force

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

2018

37,434

Utility Model Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

 

 

11

2010

 

 

8

2011

 

 

21

2012

 

 

27

2013

 

 

11

2014

 

 

25

2015

 

 

17

2016

 

 

15

2017

 

 

18

2018

 

 

21

 

Trademark (class count)

Number of Classes Specified in Trademark Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

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

28,236

40,380

2016

11,788

31,236

44,779

2017

12,934

29,903

62,741

2018

13,935

31,353

64,706

Number of Classes Specified in Trademark Registrations

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

 

 

38,685

2010

 

 

32,364

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

38,128

2017

8,495

31,918

55,146

2018

10,289

32,849

54,853

 

Industrial Design (design count)

Number of Designs in Industrial Design Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

 

 

5,395

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

3,646

7,818

Number of Designs in Industrial Design Registrations

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

 

 

5,645

2010

 

 

6,105

2011

 

 

6,710

2012

 

 

7,524

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

 

International Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties

Applications Under the WIPO Systems

Year

PCT

Madrid

Hague

2009

633

312

 

2010

707

334

20

2011

705

380

47

2012

664

331

33

2013

708

315

72

2014

687

317

50

2015

678

279

57

2016

653

300

55

2017

820

376

57

2018

766

333

67

PCT National Phase Entry (Direct and via Regional Office)

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

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

2,787

2017

53

765

2,896

2018

53

491

3,522

 

PCT Top Applicants

PCT Applicant

2016

2017

2018

STATOIL PETROLEUM AS

41

31

34

NORDIC SEMICONDUCTOR ASA

23

8

22

YARA INTERNATIONAL ASA

6

13

19

DISRUPTIVE TECHNOLOGIES RESEARCH AS

3

 

13

AUTOSTORE TECHNOLOGY AS

 

11

12

EQUINOR ENERGY AS

 

 

12

ROLLS-ROYCE MARINE AS

5

8

12

NORWEGIAN UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY (NTNU)

10

6

11

OSLO UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL

4

9

11

JOTUN AS

2

5

9

 

Madrid Top Applicants

Madrid Applicant

2016

2017

2018

AUTOSTORE TECHNOLOGY AS

 

 

9

YARA INTERNATIONAL ASA

12

5

8

AKVADESIGN AS

 

 

5

DEFA AS

 

3

4

EQUINOR ASA

 

 

4

AZETS AS

 

2

3

BRODRENE OYO AS

 

 

3

CHOOOSE AS

 

 

3

CUESCORE INTERNATIONAL AS

 

 

3

FUNCOM OSLO AS

2

1

3

 

Hague Top Applicants

Hague Applicant

2016

2017

2018

ELOPAK AS

 

6

21

OKSNES ENTREPRENOR AS

 

 

12

OSTOMYCURE AS

2

 

6

JAHN AAMODT DESIGN

 

 

4

TOMRA SYSTEMS ASA

 

 

4

ACTIVE BRANDS AS

 

 

3

CSUB AS

 

 

3

ELLIPTIC LABORATORIES AS

 

 

3

NORWEGIAN DEFENCE MATERIAL AGENCY

 

 

3

SG ARMATUREN AS

4

11

3

 

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.
• 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.