Statistical Country Profiles

Poland

Population (Million): 37.98 (2018)

Gross Domestic Product (Billion US$)(Constant 2011 US$ (PPP)): 1,091.95 (2018)

 

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

Year

Patent

Trademark (class count)

Industrial Design (design count)

GDP (Constant 2011 US$)

2009

3,550

166,426

 

799.38

2010

4,063

178,486

 

828.22

2011

4,901

216,518

 

869.77

2012

6,043

218,082

 

883.75

2013

6,031

287,873

 

896.06

2014

6,171

328,531

 

925.79

2015

7,010

363,669

 

961.33

2016

6,143

332,568

 

990.77

2017

6,131

318,022

 

1,038.47

2018

6,757

335,064

 

1,091.95

 

Patent

Patent Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

3,072

241

478

2010

3,408

227

655

2011

4,134

244

767

2012

4,795

247

1,248

2013

4,608

174

1,423

2014

4,424

155

1,747

2015

5,250

139

1,760

2016

4,675

135

1,468

2017

4,382

117

1,749

2018

4,734

115

2,023

Patent Grants

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

1,569

2,422

153

2010

1,430

1,619

158

2011

2,034

1,123

174

2012

1,928

636

264

2013

2,434

465

298

2014

2,598

362

493

2015

2,554

168

611

2016

3,550

178

786

2017

3,011

109

797

2018

3,131

74

842

Patents in Force

Year

Patent in force

2009

26,327

2010

30,021

2011

35,612

2012

41,242

2013

47,610

2014

53,183

2015

57,951

2016

65,006

2017

75,982

2018

82,618

Utility Model Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

734

46

28

2010

879

66

26

2011

940

63

31

2012

941

56

20

2013

986

67

47

2014

913

48

49

2015

994

63

48

2016

1,084

67

41

2017

953

55

56

2018

943

79

66

 

Trademark (class count)

Number of Classes Specified in Trademark Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

40,386

9,677

126,040

2010

41,422

8,668

137,064

2011

45,969

8,358

170,549

2012

42,137

8,015

175,945

2013

45,661

8,381

242,212

2014

45,613

7,102

282,918

2015

45,359

6,402

318,310

2016

49,549

6,909

283,019

2017

42,954

7,339

275,068

2018

41,528

7,690

293,536

Number of Classes Specified in Trademark Registrations

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

29,386

11,788

134,168

2010

33,761

9,290

147,254

2011

27,591

9,166

124,635

2012

26,077

8,078

144,532

2013

29,701

8,999

162,504

2014

31,701

7,056

192,842

2015

29,056

7,170

224,206

2016

29,728

5,971

247,528

2017

46,996

8,072

235,095

2018

34,663

8,366

240,307

 

Industrial Design (design count)

Number of Designs in Industrial Design Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

 

 

67,536

2010

 

 

62,824

2011

 

 

77,867

2012

 

 

82,930

2013

 

 

91,893

2014

 

 

115,947

2015

 

 

127,527

2016

 

 

126,993

2017

 

 

120,431

2018

 

 

113,562

Number of Designs in Industrial Design Registrations

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

3,614

47

58,559

2010

3,596

74

60,795

2011

4,186

63

73,670

2012

4,525

57

76,290

2013

4,567

79

88,126

2014

 

 

88,740

2015

 

 

115,322

2016

 

 

117,006

2017

 

 

117,120

2018

 

 

105,806

 

International Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties

Applications Under the WIPO Systems

Year

PCT

Madrid

Hague

2009

179

367

3

2010

206

358

19

2011

237

401

17

2012

251

350

21

2013

332

395

26

2014

348

382

31

2015

439

423

33

2016

344

448

43

2017

330

417

72

2018

335

395

106

PCT National Phase Entry (Direct and via Regional Office)

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

 

51

242

2010

 

43

338

2011

1

53

388

2012

3

50

680

2013

2

78

832

2014

 

59

927

2015

2

40

862

2016

5

40

713

2017

2

41

951

2018

2

51

1,039

 

PCT Top Applicants

PCT Applicant

2016

2017

2018

INTERNATIONAL TOBACCO MACHINERY

9

7

13

UNIWERSYTET JAGIELLONSKI

16

13

8

UNIWERSYTET WARSZAWSKI

6

9

7

SYNTHOS S.A.

7

 

6

AIC SPOLKA AKCYJNA

1

9

5

DUKEBOX SP. Z O. O.

 

 

5

POLITECHNIKA KRAKOWSKA IM. TADEUSZA KOSCIUSZKI

 

2

5

TRW STEERING SYSTEMS POLAND SP. Z.O.O

1

3

3

VALEO AUTOSYSTEMY SP. Z O. O.

5

 

3

ZAKLADY FARMACEUTYCZNE POLPHARMA S.A.

1

8

3

 

Madrid Top Applicants

Madrid Applicant

2016

2017

2018

AFLOFARM FARMACJA POLSKA SP. Z O.O.

1

4

11

GRUPA MASPEX SP. Z O. O. SP. K.

 

 

8

TORUNSKIE ZAKLADY MATERIALOW OPATRUNKOWYCH, SPOLKA AKCYJNA

5

6

7

MERCATOR MEDICAL S.A.

1

 

6

ADQUESTO SPOLKA Z OGRANICZONA ODPOWIEDZIALNOSCIA

 

 

5

CD PROJEKT S.A.

7

3

5

NATUR PRODUKT ZDROVIT SP. Z O.O.

1

9

5

ANIMEX FOODS SP. Z O.O. SP.K.

 

 

4

BZK TM SP. Z.O.O.

 

 

4

CENTRUM BEZPIECZENSTWA CYFROWEGO SPOLKA AKCYJNA

 

 

4

 

Hague Top Applicants

Hague Applicant

2016

2017

2018

NFM PRODUCTION SP. Z O. O.

27

50

59

P.P.H. ADAMEXJ.KARON, E.KASPRZYK, A.KASPRZYKSPOLKA JAWNA

 

10

18

ADQUESTOSPOLKA Z OGRANICZONA ODPOWIEDZIALNOSCIA

 

 

12

GPM SPOLKA Z OGRANICZONAODPOWIEDZIALNOSCIA SPOLKA KOMANDYTOWA

 

 

11

EVELINE COSMETICSBRAND CONCEPT DEVELOPMENTSP. Z O.O.

 

 

10

CENTER TUNINGCZUPRYNA SLAWOMIR

 

 

9

AMICA HANDEL I MARKETING SP. Z O.O.

 

68

6

KRYWALD-KATEX SP. Z O.O.

 

 

5

P.P.H.U. ARJAN JANUSZ POSMYK,ARKADIUSZ POSMYK SPOLKA JAWNA

7

2

5

KAZAR FOOTWEARSPOLKA Z OGRANICZONAODPOWIEDZIALNOSCIA

 

 

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.
• Poland is a member of the European Patent Convention from 2004. Patent filings by residents of this country at the European Patent Office (EPO) are considered both resident and abroad filings via regional office.
• Poland 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.