Statistical Country Profiles



Australia

Population (Million): 24.99 (2018)

Gross Domestic Product (Billion US$)(Constant 2011 US$ (PPP)): 1,135.64 (2018)

 

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

Year

Patent

Trademark (class count)

Industrial Design (design count)

GDP (Constant 2011 US$)

2009

10,657

120,478

10,999

896.44

2010

11,561

135,676

12,315

914.97

2011

11,537

140,115

16,952

937.51

2012

11,718

151,916

21,132

974.08

2013

12,509

162,718

18,019

999.56

2014

11,897

169,293

16,510

1,025.23

2015

11,228

197,417

12,765

1,049.18

2016

11,753

208,704

12,091

1,079.05

2017

11,660

206,431

18,231

1,104.33

2018

12,261

211,451

23,864

1,135.64

 

Patent

Patent Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

2,494

21,187

8,163

2010

2,409

22,478

9,152

2011

2,383

23,143

9,154

2012

2,627

23,731

9,091

2013

3,061

26,656

9,448

2014

1,988

23,968

9,909

2015

2,291

26,314

8,937

2016

2,620

25,774

9,133

2017

2,503

26,403

9,157

2018

2,757

27,200

9,504

Patent Grants

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

926

11,484

3,492

2010

1,178

13,379

4,501

2011

1,267

16,610

4,908

2012

1,311

16,413

4,447

2013

1,110

16,002

4,639

2014

1,199

18,105

4,650

2015

1,614

21,484

4,555

2016

1,433

22,311

4,699

2017

1,188

21,554

4,804

2018

905

16,160

4,719

Patents in Force

Year

Patents in Force

2009

104,644

2010

96,293

2011

105,463

2012

112,176

2013

122,811

2014

128,407

2015

117,906

2016

132,994

2017

144,555

2018

156,244

Utility Model Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

1,110

210

45

2010

1,126

339

70

2011

1,204

486

73

2012

1,205

651

74

2013

1,131

545

68

2014

1,011

512

99

2015

1,108

720

96

2016

1,125

730

118

2017

1,047

769

87

2018

1,133

1,124

97

 

Trademark (class count)

Number of Classes Specified in Trademark Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

63,947

34,791

56,531

2010

68,333

38,823

67,343

2011

69,064

41,718

71,051

2012

70,602

43,522

81,314

2013

69,285

44,608

93,433

2014

71,933

46,747

97,360

2015

80,773

49,035

116,644

2016

81,399

53,501

127,305

2017

80,230

57,844

126,201

2018

83,641

63,805

127,810

Number of Classes Specified in Trademark Registrations

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

43,686

35,850

63,091

2010

41,561

34,614

63,518

2011

42,535

38,831

63,548

2012

43,503

41,223

69,363

2013

45,028

44,056

75,787

2014

43,541

43,943

88,006

2015

47,757

50,608

120,304

2016

50,695

46,913

105,318

2017

60,070

56,598

125,814

2018

62,550

62,484

129,043

 

Industrial Design (design count)

Number of Designs in Industrial Design Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

2,549

2,587

8,450

2010

2,828

3,035

9,487

2011

2,664

3,302

14,288

2012

2,714

3,835

18,418

2013

2,994

3,918

15,025

2014

2,630

3,967

13,880

2015

2,821

4,203

9,944

2016

2,739

4,539

9,352

2017

2,854

4,854

15,377

2018

3,095

4,934

20,769

Number of Designs in Industrial Design Registrations

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

2,639

3,026

8,004

2010

2,498

2,829

10,879

2011

2,511

3,136

14,158

2012

2,440

3,555

17,539

2013

2,920

4,144

12,408

2014

2,478

4,072

12,162

2015

2,516

4,076

11,357

2016

2,438

4,230

8,139

2017

2,572

4,784

13,213

2018

2,725

4,869

21,311

 

International Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties

Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties

Year

PCT System

Madrid System

Hague System

2009

1,736

976

2

2010

1,770

1,000

 

2011

1,748

980

1

2012

1,710

1,059

 

2013

1,604

1,330

2

2014

1,722

1,570

1

2015

1,741

1,946

3

2016

1,835

2,059

5

2017

1,852

2,124

4

2018

1,825

2,074

4

PCT National Phase Entry (Direct and via Regional Office)

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

1,083

17,250

5,231

2010

1,053

17,988

6,084

2011

996

17,851

6,089

2012

1,046

18,061

6,153

2013

1,246

19,474

6,380

2014

754

18,427

6,473

2015

913

20,120

6,113

2016

1,001

18,374

6,192

2017

1,041

18,857

6,405

2018

1,161

19,739

6,663

 

PCT Top Applicants

Applicant

2016

2017

2018

COMMONWEALTH SCIENTIFIC AND INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH ORGANISATION

44

51

49

COCHLEAR LIMITED

27

35

33

NEWSOUTH INNOVATIONS PTY LIMITED

22

24

23

UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND

24

17

23

MONASH UNIVERSITY

22

28

17

RESMED LIMITED

18

23

16

UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE

13

6

16

UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY

22

20

14

MACQUARIE UNIVERSITY

1

12

12

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA

16

8

11

 

Madrid Top Applicants

Applicant

2016

2017

2018

MOOSE CREATIVEMANAGEMENT PTY LTD

26

30

23

PEACHBULK PTY LTD

 

 

18

WISETECH GLOBAL LIMITED

 

3

17

RED KANGAROO BEVERAGES PTY LTD

4

1

13

PHARM-A-CARE LABORATORIES PTY LIMITED

3

6

9

AMES AUSTRALASIA PTY LTD

 

 

8

COMMONWEALTH BANK OF AUSTRALIA

 

 

8

TEAM CHERRY PTY LTD

 

 

8

TALENT INTERNATIONAL HOLDINGS PTY LTD

 

 

7

BOD AUSTRALIA LIMITED

 

 

6

 

Hague Top Applicants

Applicant

2016

2017

2018

DAVID PARSONS

 

 

1

JAREK ANDRZEJEWSKI

 

 

1

QUAYEYEWARE PTY LTD

 

 

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 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.
• 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: Economics and Statistics Division, WIPO. Tel.: +41-22-338-91-11, email: ipstats.mail@wipo.int.