Statistical Country Profiles



Sweden

Population (Million): 10.29 (2019)

Gross Domestic Product (Billion US$)(Constant 2017 US$ (PPP)): 547.24 (2019)

 

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

Year

Patent

Trademark (class count)

Industrial Design (design count)

GDP (Constant 2017 US$)

2010

22,524

193,247

41,777

455.02

2011

22,026

212,879

43,290

469.56

2012

21,721

213,171

46,905

466.80

2013

22,644

228,463

63,033

472.34

2014

23,856

247,471

53,561

484.89

2015

24,396

283,715

52,537

506.66

2016

23,485

307,777

66,168

517.15

2017

23,429

338,853

53,442

530.43

2018

25,320

306,320

50,748

540.78

2019

27,721

324,879

58,275

547.24

 

Patent

Patent Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2010

5,756

353

16,768

2011

5,614

337

16,412

2012

5,758

148

15,963

2013

6,000

163

16,644

2014

5,852

441

18,004

2015

5,874

390

18,522

2016

5,587

352

17,898

2017

5,776

305

17,653

2018

5,889

442

19,431

2019

6,182

388

21,539

Patent Grants

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2010

2,583

264

8,002

2011

2,332

197

8,663

2012

2,434

144

9,731

2013

2,392

82

9,867

2014

2,224

70

9,573

2015

2,668

160

10,146

2016

3,397

130

11,409

2017

3,803

127

11,724

2018

4,423

178

12,364

2019

4,647

127

14,074

Patents in Force

Year

Patents in Force

2010

96,796

2011

96,091

2012

96,252

2013

95,695

2014

93,348

2015

92,607

2016

93,545

2017

96,876

2018

100,974

2019

107,032

Utility Model Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2010

 

 

109

2011

 

 

140

2012

 

 

128

2013

 

 

131

2014

 

 

115

2015

 

 

141

2016

 

 

156

2017

 

 

128

2018

 

 

109

2019

 

 

151

 

Trademark (class count)

Number of Classes Specified in Trademark Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

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

205,606

2014

23,578

3,923

223,893

2015

26,469

3,793

257,246

2016

26,255

4,137

281,522

2017

28,781

4,377

310,072

2018

25,199

5,262

281,121

2019

25,060

4,795

299,819

Number of Classes Specified in Trademark Registrations

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2010

17,673

5,529

170,931

2011

17,574

5,586

171,585

2012

18,834

5,462

181,826

2013

17,860

5,294

180,687

2014

17,655

4,144

192,399

2015

19,179

4,495

234,047

2016

21,923

3,716

243,195

2017

20,356

4,565

279,813

2018

21,432

4,935

274,708

2019

21,391

4,719

263,958

 

Industrial Design (design count)

Number of Designs in Industrial Design Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2010

2,201

74

39,576

2011

2,111

23

41,179

2012

2,321

79

44,584

2013

2,720

30

60,313

2014

2,362

21

51,199

2015

2,582

27

49,955

2016

2,795

61

63,373

2017

2,344

64

51,098

2018

2,150

122

48,598

2019

2,444

129

55,831

Number of Designs in Industrial Design Registrations

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2010

2,014

37

38,927

2011

2,026

52

39,915

2012

1,968

49

44,187

2013

2,514

44

56,876

2014

2,447

7

55,915

2015

2,191

21

48,694

2016

2,778

23

64,235

2017

2,237

54

50,753

2018

2,101

111

50,186

2019

2,088

133

50,159

 

International Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties

Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties

Year

PCT System

Madrid System

Hague System

2011

3,476

683

34

2012

3,600

683

55

2013

3,947

684

49

2014

3,913

699

44

2015

3,843

734

93

2016

3,719

695

145

2017

3,975

867

91

2018

4,175

794

107

2019

4,202

823

101

2020

4,356

831

117

PCT National Phase Entry (Direct and via Regional Office)

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2010

2,603

46

12,599

2011

2,498

44

12,087

2012

2,427

53

11,614

2013

2,495

56

12,043

2014

2,697

58

12,855

2015

2,714

61

13,310

2016

2,408

64

12,874

2017

2,613

69

12,837

2018

2,776

63

14,605

2019

2,830

60

16,164

 

PCT Top Applicants

Applicant

2018

2019

2020

TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)

1,645

1,698

1,989

VOLVO TRUCK CORPORATION

102

131

157

AKTIEBOLAGET ELECTROLUX

106

87

86

SCANIA CV AB (PUBL)

102

111

82

AUTOLIV DEVELOPMENT AB

81

55

77

HUSQVARNA AKTIEBOLAG

72

70

65

ASSA ABLOY ENTRANCE SYSTEMS AB

18

21

44

ASSA ABLOY AB

23

38

43

VOLVO CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT HOLDING SWEDEN AB

59

55

43

ESSITY HYGIENE AND HEALTH AKTIEBOLAG

35

72

41

 

Madrid Top Applicants

Applicant

2018

2019

2020

OATLY AB

3

10

11

NORDIC ENTERTAINMENT GROUP SWEDEN AB

1

 

9

ALFA LAVAL CORPORATE AB

4

6

8

ASTRAZENECA AB

8

1

8

HASTENS SANGAR AB

7

2

8

ALIMAK GROUP MANAGEMENT AB

 

2

7

ARJO IP HOLDING AB

 

3

7

SWEGON GROUP AB

 

 

7

BONA AKTIEBOLAG

2

 

6

EPIROC ROCK DRILLS AB

 

1

6

 

Hague Top Applicants

Applicant

2018

2019

2020

VOLVO TRUCK CORPORATION

 

 

70

ELECTROLUX APPLIANCES AKTIEBOLAG

73

96

45

MARKSLOJD INTERTRADE AB

26

34

39

KINNARPS AB

 

 

35

WORXSAFE AB

 

 

22

TROAX AB

 

9

20

HULTAFORS GROUP AB

10

18

17

RAGNARS INREDNINGAR AB

 

 

17

SCANIA CV AB

16

15

15

DANIEL WELLINGTON AB

 

3

14

 

Source: WIPO statistics database; last updated: 03/2021

• 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.
• Sweden 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.
• 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. 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.