Statistical Country Profiles



Slovenia

Population (Million): 2.09 (2019)

Gross Domestic Product (Billion US$)(Constant 2017 US$ (PPP)): 80.78 (2019)

 

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

Year

Patent

Trademark (class count)

Industrial Design (design count)

GDP (Constant 2017 US$)

2010

1,043

33,246

4,880

68.62

2011

1,133

 

5,796

69.22

2012

 

 

 

67.39

2013

 

 

 

66.70

2014

 

 

 

68.54

2015

 

 

 

70.06

2016

 

 

 

72.24

2017

 

 

 

75.73

2018

738

41,441

5,681

78.85

2019

 

 

 

80.78

 

Patent

Patent Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2010

577

11

466

2011

601

11

532

2012

 

 

388

2013

 

 

401

2014

 

 

385

2015

 

 

344

2016

 

 

396

2017

 

 

277

2018

355

23

383

2019

 

 

394

Patent Grants

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2010

274

9

283

2011

350

10

252

2012

 

 

194

2013

 

 

197

2014

 

 

223

2015

 

 

233

2016

 

 

331

2017

 

 

266

2018

299

10

235

2019

 

 

216

Patents in Force

Year

Patents in Force

2010

1,485

2011

 

2012

 

2013

 

2014

 

2015

 

2016

 

2017

 

2018

1,343

2019

 

Utility Model Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2010

9

3

8

2011

 

 

7

2012

 

 

4

2013

 

 

14

2014

 

 

3

2015

 

 

3

2016

 

 

4

2017

 

 

9

2018

 

 

5

2019

 

 

7

 

Trademark (class count)

Number of Classes Specified in Trademark Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2010

6,386

5,134

26,860

2011

 

 

20,136

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

 

 

41,589

Number of Classes Specified in Trademark Registrations

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2010

5,296

5,302

28,679

2011

 

 

22,221

2012

 

 

22,610

2013

 

 

19,026

2014

 

 

29,176

2015

 

 

30,065

2016

 

 

27,343

2017

 

 

27,691

2018

4,932

4,612

34,526

2019

 

 

34,566

 

Industrial Design (design count)

Number of Designs in Industrial Design Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2010

299

449

4,581

2011

359

443

5,437

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

Number of Designs in Industrial Design Registrations

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2010

227

439

3,713

2011

306

421

5,440

2012

 

 

7,227

2013

 

 

4,178

2014

 

 

3,224

2015

 

 

5,874

2016

 

 

5,769

2017

 

 

6,403

2018

207

394

5,017

2019

 

 

3,939

 

International Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties

Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties

Year

PCT System

Madrid System

Hague System

2011

127

209

14

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

90

212

32

2020

86

187

30

PCT National Phase Entry (Direct and via Regional Office)

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2010

70

 

342

2011

81

 

423

2012

 

 

267

2013

 

 

253

2014

 

 

197

2015

 

 

229

2016

 

 

260

2017

 

 

123

2018

35

 

184

2019

 

 

219

 

PCT Top Applicants

Applicant

2018

2019

2020

KRKA, D.D., NOVO MESTO

1

3

5

UNIVERSITY OF LJUBLJANA

2

4

5

KEMIJSKI IN TITUT

3

1

4

TITUS D.O.O. DEKANI

3

5

4

BIA SEPARATIONS D.O.O.

 

 

2

GORENJE GOSPODINJSKI APARATI, D.D.

3

1

2

HIDRIA D.O.O.

 

 

2

INTECH-LES, RAZVOJNI CENTER, D.O.O.

 

 

2

LEK PHARMACEUTICALS D.D.

 

 

2

PLASTOFORM BLANCA D.O.O.

 

 

2

 

Madrid Top Applicants

Applicant

2018

2019

2020

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

34

38

47

POSLOVNI SISTEM MERCATOR, D.D.

 

6

40

PETROL D.D., LJUBLJANA

 

3

9

PIVOVARNA UNION, D.D. LJUBLJANA

7

4

8

ELAN, D.O.O.

1

3

4

FOTONA D.O.O.

7

12

4

MERCATOR-EMBA, D.D.

 

 

4

REM D.O.O.

 

 

4

ATLANTIC DROGA KOLINSKA,ZIVILSKA INDUSTRIJA, D.O.O.

 

 

3

ZITO PREHREMBENA INDUSTRIJA D.O.O.

 

2

3

 

Hague Top Applicants

Applicant

2018

2019

2020

MAJA ROLC MAJERIC

 

 

24

PIRNAR D.O.O.

 

9

22

ZLATARNA AURELIUS D.O.O.

 

 

21

IGOR AKRAPOVIC

4

13

15

PRIMOZ MAJERIC

8

 

11

SA O SEV EK

 

1

9

GREGOR KOZELJ

 

 

4

ALEXANDER CAVALLIERI

 

 

3

ESOT-INVEST D.O.O

 

 

3

PROSAN D.O.O.

 

 

3

 

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.
• 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.