Statistical Country Profiles



Slovenia

Population (Million): 2.11 (2021)

Gross Domestic Product (Billion US$)(Constant 2017 US$ (PPP)): 84.22 (2021)

 

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

Year

Patent

Trademark (class count)

Industrial Design (design count)

GDP (Constant 2017 US$)

2012

 

 

 

67.09

2013

 

 

 

66.40

2014

 

 

 

68.24

2015

 

 

 

69.75

2016

 

 

 

71.97

2017

 

 

 

75.44

2018

738

41,441

5,681

78.78

2019

 

 

 

81.34

2020

 

 

 

77.90

2021

 

 

 

84.22

 

Patent

Patent Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2012

 

 

400

2013

 

 

401

2014

 

 

386

2015

 

 

344

2016

 

 

397

2017

 

 

277

2018

355

23

383

2019

 

 

395

2020

 

 

506

2021

 

 

406

Patent Grants

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2012

 

 

199

2013

 

 

198

2014

 

 

223

2015

 

 

233

2016

 

 

331

2017

 

 

266

2018

299

10

235

2019

 

 

216

2020

 

 

278

2021

 

 

289

Patents in Force

Year

Patents in Force

2012

 

2013

 

2014

 

2015

 

2016

 

2017

 

2018

1,343

2019

 

2020

 

2021

 

Utility Model Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2012

 

 

4

2013

 

 

14

2014

 

 

3

2015

 

 

3

2016

 

 

4

2017

 

 

9

2018

 

 

5

2019

 

 

7

2020

 

 

7

2021

 

 

11

 

Trademark (class count)

Number of Classes Specified in Trademark Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2012

 

 

23,142

2013

 

 

26,779

2014

 

 

35,155

2015

 

 

30,663

2016

 

 

31,382

2017

 

 

32,865

2018

5,520

3,887

35,921

2019

 

 

41,566

2020

 

 

37,752

2021

 

 

43,181

Number of Classes Specified in Trademark Registrations

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2012

 

 

22,610

2013

 

 

19,026

2014

 

 

29,172

2015

 

 

30,062

2016

 

 

27,331

2017

 

 

27,691

2018

4,932

4,604

34,526

2019

 

 

34,575

2020

 

 

32,985

2021

 

 

37,726

 

Industrial Design (design count)

Number of Designs in Industrial Design Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2012

 

 

5,681

2013

 

 

5,311

2014

 

 

5,142

2015

 

 

5,373

2016

 

 

6,358

2017

 

 

6,142

2018

216

492

5,465

2019

 

 

4,422

2020

 

 

7,489

2021

 

 

4,283

Number of Designs in Industrial Design Registrations

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2012

 

 

7,227

2013

 

 

4,178

2014

 

 

3,224

2015

 

 

5,874

2016

 

 

5,769

2017

 

 

6,403

2018

207

394

5,017

2019

 

 

3,947

2020

 

 

6,573

2021

 

 

4,982

 

International Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties

Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties

Year

PCT System

Madrid System

Hague System

2012

114

197

14

2013

124

152

16

2014

156

188

8

2015

84

176

23

2016

69

169

25

2017

99

208

28

2018

115

188

29

2019

89

212

32

2020

81

194

30

2021

96

214

27

PCT National Phase Entry (Direct and via Regional Office)

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2012

 

 

279

2013

 

 

253

2014

 

 

198

2015

 

 

229

2016

 

 

261

2017

 

 

123

2018

35

 

184

2019

 

 

220

2020

 

 

252

2021

 

 

234

 

PCT Top Applicants

Applicant

2019

2020

2021

KRKA, D.D., NOVO MESTO

3

5

8

BIA SEPARATIONS D.O.O.

 

2

6

PEK AUTOMOTIVE D.O.O

 

 

4

UNIVERSITY OF LJUBLJANA

4

5

4

LEK PHARMACEUTICALS D.D.

 

2

3

TAJFUN LIV, PROIZVODNJA IN RAZVOJ D.O.O.

1

 

3

EFAFLEX INZENIRING D.O.O. LJUBLJANA

 

 

2

GORENJE GOSPODINJSKI APARATI, D.D.

1

2

2

GORENJE,D.O.O.

 

1

2

PIRNAR, TRZENJE, PROIZVODNJA IN RAZVOJ, D.O.O.

 

 

2

 

Madrid Top Applicants

Applicant

2019

2020

2021

ATLANTIC DROGA KOLINSKA D.O.O.

 

3

26

KRKA, TOVARNA ZDRAVIL, D.D., NOVO MESTO

38

47

26

FOTONA D.O.O.

12

4

12

MEDIS INTAGO, ;INVESTIRANJE IN GOSPODARJENJE, D.O.O.

 

 

11

POSLOVNI SISTEM MERCATOR, D.D.

6

40

10

EKWB D.O.O.

 

 

5

NOVA LJUBLJANSKA BANKA D.D., LJUBLJANA

7

1

5

HELIOS TOVARNA BARV, ;LAKOV IN UMETNIH SMOL KOLIA?EVO, D.O.O.

 

 

3

OZMEC ROBERT

 

 

3

BERIA AJ, NAPREDNE INFORMACIJSKE REA ITVE,;D.O.O.

 

 

2

 

Hague Top Applicants

Applicant

2019

2020

2021

PRIMOZ MAJERIC

 

11

44

IGOR AKRAPOVIC

13

15

11

BERISAJ, NAPREDNE INFORMACIJSKE RESITVE, D.O.O.

 

 

5

GREGOR KOZELJ

 

4

4

KOLEKTOR GROUP D.O.O.

 

 

4

STEKLARNA HRASTNIK D.O.O.

 

 

4

GS CARBOTECH, D.O.O.

 

 

3

AKRAPOVI IGOR

1

 

2

DELTAHUB D.O.O.

 

 

2

VESNA KOSMRL

 

 

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.
• Slovenia 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.
• Slovenia 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.