Statistical Country Profiles

Sweden

Population (Million): 10.07 (2017)

Gross Domestic Product (Billion US$)(Constant 2011 US$ (PPP)): 472.67 (2017)

 

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

Year

Patent

Trademark

Industrial Design

GDP (Constant 2011 US$)

2008

22,361

160,721

 

400.74

2009

20,639

166,980

40,074

379.96

2010

22,449

193,247

41,151

402.72

2011

22,014

212,879

41,040

413.45

2012

21,725

213,171

43,788

412.27

2013

22,647

228,459

58,902

417.38

2014

23,854

247,457

49,981

428.25

2015

24,398

283,684

46,238

447.62

2016

23,455

307,811

55,165

462.10

2017

23,395

338,720

46,887

472.67

 

Patent

Patent Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2008

5,689

306

16,672

2009

5,334

463

15,305

2010

5,756

353

16,693

2011

5,614

337

16,400

2012

5,758

148

15,967

2013

6,000

163

16,647

2014

5,852

441

18,002

2015

5,874

390

18,524

2016

5,587

352

17,868

2017

5,776

305

17,619

Patent Grants

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2008

2,620

187

6,619

2009

2,314

239

6,628

2010

2,583

264

8,002

2011

2,332

197

8,662

2012

2,434

144

9,731

2013

2,392

82

9,868

2014

2,224

70

9,570

2015

2,668

160

10,140

2016

3,397

130

11,404

2017

3,803

127

11,695

Patents in Force

Year

Patent in force

2008

106,009

2009

102,363

2010

96,796

2011

96,091

2012

96,252

2013

95,695

2014

93,348

2015

92,607

2016

93,545

2017

96,876

Utility Model Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2008

 

 

60

2009

 

 

70

2010

 

 

109

2011

 

 

140

2012

 

 

128

2013

 

 

131

2014

 

 

115

2015

 

 

141

2016

 

 

156

2017

 

 

135

 

Trademark

Number of Classes Specified in Trademark Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2008

27,692

8,371

133,029

2009

23,840

6,015

143,140

2010

25,606

5,221

167,641

2011

26,042

5,639

186,837

2012

25,095

4,964

188,076

2013

22,857

4,838

205,602

2014

23,578

3,918

223,879

2015

26,469

3,794

257,215

2016

26,255

4,140

281,556

2017

28,787

4,353

309,933

Number of Classes Specified in Trademark Registrations

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2008

16,382

9,066

135,156

2009

19,031

7,160

128,689

2010

17,672

5,529

170,914

2011

17,574

5,583

171,586

2012

18,835

5,440

181,886

2013

17,861

5,288

180,724

2014

17,655

4,138

192,399

2015

19,179

4,469

234,050

2016

21,923

3,703

243,203

2017

20,356

4,502

279,750

 

Industrial Design

Number of Designs in Industrial Design Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2008

 

 

44,107

2009

2,299

31

37,775

2010

2,183

74

38,968

2011

2,037

23

39,003

2012

2,244

79

41,544

2013

2,646

30

56,256

2014

2,246

21

47,735

2015

2,386

27

43,852

2016

2,458

61

52,707

2017

2,136

64

44,751

Number of Designs in Industrial Design Registrations

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2008

2,485

53

45,345

2009

2,020

35

38,037

2010

2,000

37

38,409

2011

1,952

52

37,715

2012

1,907

49

41,496

2013

2,424

44

52,333

2014

2,360

7

53,235

2015

1,985

21

42,313

2016

2,407

23

52,163

2017

2,050

54

44,817

 

International Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties

Applications Under the WIPO Systems

Year

PCT

Madrid

Hague

2008

4,135

727

7

2009

3,567

616

4

2010

3,303

620

11

2011

3,476

683

34

2012

3,600

683

52

2013

3,947

683

49

2014

3,913

698

46

2015

3,843

734

92

2016

3,719

695

145

2017

3,975

863

91

PCT National Phase Entry (Direct and via Regional Office)

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2008

 

 

12,361

2009

 

 

11,391

2010

12

46

12,524

2011

9

44

12,075

2012

27

53

11,618

2013

11

56

12,045

2014

6

58

12,853

2015

12

61

13,311

2016

9

64

12,844

2017

17

69

12,795

 

PCT Top Applicants

PCT Applicant

2015

2016

2017

TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)

1,481

1,608

1,564

SCANIA CV AB (PUBL)

232

89

136

VOLVO TRUCK CORPORATION

99

99

133

AKTIEBOLAGET ELECTROLUX

163

136

90

AUTOLIV DEVELOPMENT AB

87

94

85

HUSQVARNA AKTIEBOLAG

73

114

74

SANDVIK AB

66

78

70

VOLVO CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT HOLDING SWEDEN AB

72

78

61

ASTRAZENECA AB

13

16

37

SCA HYGIENE PRODUCTS AB

48

29

37

 

Madrid Top Applicants

Madrid Applicant

2015

2016

2017

ASTRAZENECA AB

6

6

14

LINDAB AB

 

 

14

VOLVO CAR CORPORATION

 

 

11

CAMURUS AB

1

 

8

CHINA EURO VEHICLE TECHNOLOGY AB

 

 

8

FINGERPRINT CARDS AB

1

1

8

PAPYRUS AB

1

3

8

SANDVIK INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AB

1

21

8

SCA HYGIENE PRODUCTS AB

2

3

8

ANIMA AB

 

 

7

 

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.
• Sweden is a member of the European Patent Convention from 1978. Patent filings by residents of this country at the European Patent Office (EPO) are considered both resident and abroad filings via regional office.
• Sweden 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.