Statistical Country Profiles

Romania

Population (Million): 19.47 (2018)

Gross Domestic Product (Billion US$)(Constant 2011 US$ (PPP)): 477.97 (2018)

 

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

Year

Patent

Trademark (class count)

Industrial Design (design count)

GDP (Constant 2011 US$)

2009

1,150

53,281

4,117

368.05

2010

1,501

59,988

4,637

353.70

2011

1,599

77,124

5,663

360.79

2012

1,244

70,185

5,932

368.29

2013

1,241

61,663

7,349

381.23

2014

1,252

69,275

6,106

394.24

2015

1,235

75,398

6,880

409.50

2016

1,255

78,194

9,739

429.16

2017

1,452

83,554

17,444

459.16

2018

1,501

88,956

12,249

477.97

 

Patent

Patent Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

1,067

37

83

2010

1,396

36

105

2011

1,445

39

154

2012

1,057

55

187

2013

1,023

53

218

2014

980

84

272

2015

1,008

78

227

2016

1,035

58

220

2017

1,150

80

302

2018

1,150

47

351

Patent Grants

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

575

110

30

2010

423

27

46

2011

408

24

48

2012

372

15

65

2013

432

21

74

2014

344

16

92

2015

300

14

97

2016

368

6

130

2017

409

11

144

2018

365

7

156

Patents in Force

Year

Patent in force

2009

11,954

2010

2,915

2011

14,393

2012

15,284

2013

17,100

2014

17,268

2015

17,089

2016

18,906

2017

20,711

2018

22,732

Utility Model Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

73

7

1

2010

61

12

3

2011

57

7

10

2012

61

14

6

2013

54

13

4

2014

45

11

1

2015

57

10

7

2016

38

11

4

2017

38

15

8

2018

41

19

 

 

Trademark (class count)

Number of Classes Specified in Trademark Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

24,483

8,188

28,798

2010

25,330

6,784

34,658

2011

24,577

6,462

52,547

2012

22,717

5,609

47,468

2013

24,063

6,087

37,600

2014

22,835

5,019

46,440

2015

21,871

4,549

53,527

2016

22,574

4,381

55,620

2017

20,841

4,416

62,713

2018

21,592

5,456

67,364

Number of Classes Specified in Trademark Registrations

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

22,604

11,848

17,897

2010

14,281

7,058

33,405

2011

16,030

8,316

27,906

2012

17,312

7,054

29,967

2013

14,999

6,567

29,299

2014

17,839

5,228

34,310

2015

15,275

5,194

41,154

2016

17,082

4,120

43,270

2017

12,915

4,566

46,405

2018

16,108

5,220

49,055

 

Industrial Design (design count)

Number of Designs in Industrial Design Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

1,753

191

2,364

2010

1,425

65

3,212

2011

1,199

149

4,464

2012

1,220

310

4,712

2013

1,741

220

5,608

2014

1,189

209

4,917

2015

1,045

282

5,835

2016

948

731

8,791

2017

1,247

465

16,197

2018

857

309

11,392

Number of Designs in Industrial Design Registrations

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

2,009

462

2,540

2010

2,240

160

2,765

2011

1,621

85

4,771

2012

1,710

494

3,807

2013

1,489

176

5,323

2014

1,731

324

5,560

2015

1,577

202

5,806

2016

1,248

761

7,780

2017

1,086

560

13,685

2018

979

274

11,850

 

International Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties

Applications Under the WIPO Systems

Year

PCT

Madrid

Hague

2009

26

45

5

2010

19

97

2

2011

27

73

4

2012

29

89

9

2013

29

103

4

2014

28

79

3

2015

35

92

4

2016

44

97

5

2017

31

106

7

2018

28

80

6

PCT National Phase Entry (Direct and via Regional Office)

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

 

13

22

2010

 

14

21

2011

 

15

58

2012

 

8

71

2013

1

17

94

2014

 

17

123

2015

 

7

60

2016

1

5

88

2017

 

17

104

2018

1

19

136

 

PCT Top Applicants

PCT Applicant

2016

2017

2018

PROMAR TEXTIL INDUSTRIES S.R.L.

 

 

2

DMT MARINE EQUIPMENT SA

 

 

1

DUCTIL SA

 

 

1

MIRA TECHNOLOGIES GROUP S.R.L.

 

 

1

SC ADV COMMUNICATION S.R.L.

 

 

1

SC INSTITUTUL DE CERCETARI PRODUSE AUXILIARE ORGANICE SA

 

 

1

SC SEBERT TEHNOLOGIE SRL

 

 

1

 

Madrid Top Applicants

Madrid Applicant

2016

2017

2018

S.C. LOOP PRODUCTIONS S.R.L.

 

3

6

BANCA TRANSILVANIA S.A.

 

 

4

UIPATH SRL

 

2

3

ASCENDIS CONSULTING S.R.L.

 

 

2

BARA MARIA-MIHAELA

1

 

2

CARPATHIAN SPRINGS S.A.

 

 

2

S.C. GLOBAL BROTHER S.R.L.

 

 

2

SC ZAREA SA

 

 

2

TAREK SBAHI M

 

 

2

WIGMOND S.R.L.

 

 

2

 

Hague Top Applicants

Hague Applicant

2016

2017

2018

SC BIODOME EUROPE SRL

 

 

8

SAV MONICA - OLIMPIA

 

 

3

DARAGIU BOGDAN

 

 

1

 

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.
• Romania is a member of the European Patent Convention from 2003. Patent filings by residents of this country at the European Patent Office (EPO) are considered both resident and abroad filings via regional office.
• Romania 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.