Statistical Country Profiles



Sweden

Population (Million): 10.35 (2020)

Gross Domestic Product (Billion US$)(Constant 2017 US$ (PPP)): 524.75 (2020)

 

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

Year

Patent

Trademark (class count)

Industrial Design (design count)

GDP (Constant 2017 US$)

2011

22,040

212,879

43,300

462.51

2012

21,780

213,154

46,659

459.79

2013

22,658

228,303

62,637

465.26

2014

23,885

247,471

53,510

477.62

2015

24,416

283,699

52,490

499.06

2016

23,505

307,777

65,623

509.40

2017

23,428

338,847

53,518

522.48

2018

25,320

306,317

50,769

532.67

2019

27,772

324,465

58,275

539.96

2020

26,217

348,289

55,089

524.75

 

Patent

Patent Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2011

5,614

337

16,426

2012

5,758

148

16,022

2013

6,000

163

16,658

2014

5,852

441

18,033

2015

5,874

390

18,542

2016

5,587

352

17,918

2017

5,776

305

17,652

2018

5,889

442

19,431

2019

6,182

388

21,590

2020

6,183

432

20,034

Patent Grants

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2011

2,332

197

8,663

2012

2,434

144

9,752

2013

2,392

82

9,871

2014

2,224

70

9,576

2015

2,668

160

10,148

2016

3,397

130

11,418

2017

3,803

127

11,730

2018

4,423

178

12,365

2019

4,647

127

14,070

2020

4,828

283

14,025

Patents in Force

Year

Patents in Force

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

2020

111,789

Utility Model Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2011

 

 

140

2012

 

 

128

2013

 

 

131

2014

 

 

115

2015

 

 

141

2016

 

 

156

2017

 

 

128

2018

 

 

109

2019

 

 

151

2020

 

 

172

 

Trademark (class count)

Number of Classes Specified in Trademark Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2011

26,042

5,639

186,837

2012

25,095

4,964

188,059

2013

22,857

4,838

205,446

2014

23,578

3,923

223,893

2015

26,469

3,793

257,230

2016

26,255

4,142

281,522

2017

28,781

4,377

310,066

2018

25,199

5,262

281,118

2019

25,060

4,800

299,405

2020

26,679

3,983

321,610

Number of Classes Specified in Trademark Registrations

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2011

17,574

5,586

171,585

2012

18,834

5,462

181,826

2013

17,860

5,299

180,687

2014

17,655

4,144

192,399

2015

19,179

4,496

234,047

2016

21,923

3,728

243,195

2017

20,356

4,565

279,813

2018

21,432

4,935

274,707

2019

21,391

4,735

264,076

2020

21,510

3,896

284,226

 

Industrial Design (design count)

Number of Designs in Industrial Design Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2011

2,111

23

41,189

2012

2,321

79

44,338

2013

2,720

30

59,917

2014

2,362

21

51,148

2015

2,582

27

49,908

2016

2,795

61

62,828

2017

2,344

64

51,174

2018

2,150

122

48,619

2019

2,444

129

55,831

2020

2,116

10

52,973

Number of Designs in Industrial Design Registrations

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2011

2,026

52

39,816

2012

1,968

49

44,085

2013

2,514

44

56,661

2014

2,447

7

55,589

2015

2,191

21

48,588

2016

2,778

23

63,602

2017

2,237

54

50,782

2018

2,101

111

50,317

2019

2,088

133

50,169

2020

2,307

81

57,802

 

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

4,201

823

101

2020

4,347

823

117

PCT National Phase Entry (Direct and via Regional Office)

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2011

2,498

44

12,101

2012

2,427

53

11,672

2013

2,495

56

12,057

2014

2,697

58

12,884

2015

2,714

61

13,330

2016

2,408

64

12,894

2017

2,613

69

12,836

2018

2,776

63

14,605

2019

2,830

60

16,215

2020

2,841

53

14,790

 

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: 11/2021

• 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.