Statistical Country Profiles



Portugal

Population (Million): 10.30 (2021)

Gross Domestic Product (Billion US$)(Constant 2017 US$ (PPP)): 345.18 (2021)

 

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

Year

Patent

Trademark (class count)

Industrial Design (design count)

GDP (Constant 2017 US$)

2012

1,132

85,721

33,008

317.09

2013

1,319

97,633

29,497

314.17

2014

1,332

111,102

31,996

316.66

2015

1,627

116,296

29,735

322.33

2016

1,692

120,510

33,169

328.84

2017

1,508

132,057

26,269

340.37

2018

1,646

145,328

32,933

350.07

2019

2,150

146,214

24,377

359.46

2020

1,874

144,406

22,361

329.11

2021

1,985

168,579

24,697

345.18

 

Patent

Patent Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2012

696

26

436

2013

741

22

578

2014

834

18

498

2015

1,063

20

564

2016

880

27

812

2017

793

36

715

2018

882

29

764

2019

975

104

1,175

2020

946

263

928

2021

1,001

42

984

Patent Grants

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2012

121

21

173

2013

144

12

199

2014

111

8

167

2015

115

7

257

2016

95

2

271

2017

121

3

327

2018

151

8

352

2019

184

6

425

2020

219

10

558

2021

295

12

541

Patents in Force

Year

Patents in Force

2012

37,612

2013

36,782

2014

35,561

2015

35,080

2016

35,649

2017

36,821

2018

38,193

2019

40,052

2020

41,374

2021

41,927

Utility Model Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2012

64

26

5

2013

95

25

13

2014

90

22

5

2015

117

33

6

2016

87

31

6

2017

72

25

17

2018

66

33

15

2019

54

39

10

2020

56

38

8

2021

59

43

22

 

Trademark (class count)

Number of Classes Specified in Trademark Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2012

22,907

4,703

62,814

2013

25,125

5,095

72,508

2014

28,737

4,744

82,365

2015

27,686

4,288

88,610

2016

28,021

5,683

92,489

2017

30,904

5,965

101,153

2018

33,015

5,726

112,313

2019

34,164

5,817

112,050

2020

33,971

4,695

110,435

2021

37,135

5,420

131,444

Number of Classes Specified in Trademark Registrations

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2012

19,858

5,339

50,640

2013

19,707

5,102

59,659

2014

23,788

4,729

61,472

2015

23,519

5,296

76,314

2016

22,930

4,264

76,535

2017

26,346

6,031

85,987

2018

24,900

6,106

90,019

2019

29,719

5,979

90,969

2020

26,664

4,478

94,295

2021

33,766

4,586

104,354

 

Industrial Design (design count)

Number of Designs in Industrial Design Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2012

3,092

178

29,916

2013

2,835

84

26,662

2014

3,456

118

28,540

2015

2,855

88

26,880

2016

3,200

195

29,969

2017

2,325

213

23,944

2018

2,411

62

30,522

2019

2,716

138

21,661

2020

2,452

44

19,909

2021

1,864

121

22,833

Number of Designs in Industrial Design Registrations

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2012

3,007

86

29,735

2013

3,007

97

27,019

2014

2,773

110

26,280

2015

2,787

167

22,473

2016

3,000

115

29,390

2017

2,493

119

23,679

2018

2,108

32

27,274

2019

2,782

110

23,662

2020

2,800

181

20,310

2021

1,777

166

22,747

 

International Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties

Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties

Year

PCT System

Madrid System

Hague System

2012

126

206

1

2013

144

269

9

2014

159

249

11

2015

161

237

7

2016

184

220

12

2017

201

266

23

2018

250

250

13

2019

195

225

24

2020

256

190

14

2021

249

213

22

PCT National Phase Entry (Direct and via Regional Office)

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2012

58

10

292

2013

71

8

435

2014

83

9

337

2015

96

7

416

2016

104

5

581

2017

99

13

456

2018

128

8

506

2019

133

8

830

2020

137

9

594

2021

161

12

663

 

PCT Top Applicants

Applicant

2019

2020

2021

NOVADELTA - COMERCIO E INDUSTRIA DE CAFES S.A.

4

11

13

ASSOCIATION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF TISSUE ENGINEERING CELL BASED TECHNOLOGIES & THERAPIES (A4TEC) - ASSOCIACAO

3

5

8

UNIVERSIDADE DO PORTO

5

17

7

INSTITUTO SUPERIOR TECNICO

7

7

6

MODELO CONTINENTE HIPERMERCADOS, S.A.

 

5

6

UNIVERSIDADE DO MINHO

11

11

6

SWORD HEALTH S.A.

2

7

5

UNIVERSIDADE DE COIMBRA

5

6

5

ALTICE LABS, S.A.

 

1

4

INSTITUTO DE MEDICINA MOLECULAR

3

4

4

 

Madrid Top Applicants

Applicant

2019

2020

2021

FDS BEAUTY CONSULTING LDA

 

 

7

ASSOCIAA?A?O DE PROMOA?A?O;DA REGIA?O AUTA?NOMA DA MADEIRA

 

 

5

WILD PLANET, LDA

 

 

4

ADEGA COOPERATIVA DE BORBA, C.R.L.

3

 

3

ISA A?? INTERNATIONAL SURF ALLIANCE, LDA

 

 

3

ALUBUILD, LDA.

 

 

2

ANA MARIA ALVES CASAS

 

 

2

CAVES DO MONTE - VINHOS S.A.

 

 

2

COOPERATIVA AGRA?COLA DO BOMBARRAL, C.R.L.

 

 

2

FEEDZAI - ;CONSULTADORIA E INOVAA A O TECNOLA GICA, S.A.

 

 

2

 

Hague Top Applicants

Applicant

2019

2020

2021

PORTUGAL PRODUCTION CENTER HEADGY HELMETS S.A.

 

 

12

FENABEL S.A.

 

 

11

YOUNIQUE LDA

 

 

10

NOVADELTA - COMERCIO E INDUSTRIA DE CAFES LDA

 

3

6

PLASTICERVEIRA - TRANSFORMAC O DE PLASTICO LDA

 

 

6

COTESI, COMPANHIA DE TEXTEIS SINTETICOS, S.A.

 

 

5

CUTELARIAS CRISTEMA, LDA.

 

 

3

EMBALAGENS METALICAS RIO CAIMA, S.A.

 

 

2

FALL SAFE ON LINE, LDA

 

 

2

NALCOCEL, LDA.

 

 

2

 

Source: WIPO statistics database; last updated: 11/2022

• 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.
• Portugal 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.
• Portugal 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.