Statistical Country Profiles

Slovakia

Population (Million): 5.45 (2018)

Gross Domestic Product (Billion US$)(Constant 2011 US$ (PPP)): 170.63 (2018)

 

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

Year

Patent

Trademark (class count)

Industrial Design (design count)

GDP (Constant 2011 US$)

2009

324

25,817

4,519

129.13

2010

372

24,836

3,350

135.64

2011

441

32,816

5,073

139.47

2012

368

33,500

4,263

141.78

2013

401

47,827

6,856

143.89

2014

454

42,943

7,390

147.85

2015

495

45,655

4,481

154.02

2016

457

45,399

4,167

158.84

2017

441

44,714

8,399

163.90

2018

560

47,497

6,221

170.63

 

Patent

Patent Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

201

63

123

2010

258

48

114

2011

269

33

172

2012

205

35

163

2013

213

26

188

2014

238

23

216

2015

277

28

218

2016

263

15

194

2017

224

23

217

2018

267

14

293

Patent Grants

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

75

488

50

2010

69

319

70

2011

53

267

52

2012

56

118

57

2013

44

76

49

2014

69

36

68

2015

65

28

96

2016

96

41

99

2017

77

23

108

2018

114

23

107

Patents in Force

Year

Patent in force

2009

8,951

2010

10,565

2011

12,270

2012

13,394

2013

14,218

2014

15,014

2015

15,366

2016

16,363

2017

17,815

2018

19,247

Utility Model Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

237

94

26

2010

306

81

70

2011

350

76

32

2012

298

94

50

2013

339

90

67

2014

332

65

57

2015

373

46

60

2016

300

59

53

2017

343

69

59

2018

320

68

45

 

Trademark (class count)

Number of Classes Specified in Trademark Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

9,018

7,013

16,799

2010

8,334

6,596

16,502

2011

9,117

6,498

23,699

2012

8,888

5,944

24,612

2013

10,260

6,930

37,567

2014

10,705

5,249

32,238

2015

10,640

5,117

35,015

2016

10,630

4,710

34,769

2017

10,004

5,298

34,710

2018

9,642

5,075

37,855

Number of Classes Specified in Trademark Registrations

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

9,321

9,559

14,979

2010

6,665

6,468

19,662

2011

7,137

6,560

15,702

2012

7,356

6,397

20,943

2013

7,938

6,457

25,454

2014

8,249

5,581

28,713

2015

8,013

5,262

28,155

2016

9,193

4,479

29,095

2017

7,116

4,832

26,889

2018

8,529

5,595

32,292

 

Industrial Design (design count)

Number of Designs in Industrial Design Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

312

114

4,207

2010

647

45

2,703

2011

535

54

4,538

2012

605

196

3,658

2013

596

126

6,260

2014

585

101

6,805

2015

351

57

4,130

2016

391

224

3,776

2017

609

136

7,790

2018

479

58

5,742

Number of Designs in Industrial Design Registrations

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

378

141

4,218

2010

472

38

2,540

2011

506

45

4,678

2012

539

138

3,427

2013

567

167

5,615

2014

527

141

5,848

2015

456

42

5,365

2016

363

92

2,913

2017

533

196

7,446

2018

419

139

5,636

 

International Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties

Applications Under the WIPO Systems

Year

PCT

Madrid

Hague

2009

33

114

 

2010

44

131

 

2011

59

112

 

2012

42

110

1

2013

41

145

3

2014

65

130

8

2015

38

128

2

2016

55

121

3

2017

52

123

11

2018

50

90

4

PCT National Phase Entry (Direct and via Regional Office)

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

 

45

72

2010

 

35

57

2011

 

18

110

2012

 

14

91

2013

 

9

110

2014

2

7

101

2015

 

10

122

2016

2

4

89

2017

 

7

108

2018

1

2

177

 

PCT Top Applicants

PCT Applicant

2016

2017

2018

AEROMOBIL R&D, S. R. O.

 

 

11

ZDROJE ZEME A.S.

 

 

3

BJV RESEARCH, S. R. O.

 

 

1

C.G.C., A.S.

 

 

1

I.P.C. REFRACTORIES, SPOL. S R.O.

 

 

1

LOGOMOTION, S.R.O.

2

2

1

MIKROCHEM SPOL.S R.O.

 

 

1

REFILL CASE, S.R.O.

 

 

1

REINGUSS S.R.O

 

 

1

RETIA, A.S.

 

 

1

 

Madrid Top Applicants

Madrid Applicant

2016

2017

2018

CBA SLOVAKIA, A. S.

 

 

6

DIPL. ING. BOUNTHONG BOUNTHONG

 

 

3

PF DISTRIBUTION A.S.

 

 

3

SKY GROUP SLOVAKIA, S. R. O.

 

1

3

ADELI S. R. O.

 

 

2

AVE NATURA, S. R. O.

 

 

2

BARON CORP, S. R. O.

 

 

2

CONTINENTAL MATADOR RUBBER, S.R.O.

 

 

2

CRH (SLOVENSKO) A.S.

 

 

2

FOOD, S. R. O.

 

 

2

 

Hague Top Applicants

Hague Applicant

2016

2017

2018

AEROMOBIL R&D, S. R. O.

 

12

6

JOZEF SESTAK

 

 

3

ROBERT LIBIC

 

 

1

WHY KOUD S. R. O.

 

 

1

 

Source: WIPO statistics database. Last updated: 10/2019

• 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.
• Slovakia is a member of the European Patent Convention from 2002. Patent filings by residents of this country at the European Patent Office (EPO) are considered both resident and abroad filings via regional office.
• Slovakia 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.