Statistical Country Profiles



India

Population (Million): 1,352.62 (2018)

Gross Domestic Product (Billion US$)(Constant 2011 US$ (PPP)): 9,332.00 (2018)

 

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

Year

Patent

Trademark (class count)

Industrial Design (design count)

GDP (Constant 2011 US$)

2009

11,939

153,938

4,886

5,063.78

2010

14,871

190,326

6,738

5,494.07

2011

15,897

194,796

8,179

5,782.04

2012

18,201

197,877

7,137

6,097.53

2013

20,907

204,987

7,006

6,486.92

2014

22,444

237,250

8,021

6,967.62

2015

23,990

283,491

9,257

7,524.76

2016

25,853

294,375

7,882

8,139.50

2017

28,009

272,137

10,374

8,722.93

2018

30,036

333,441

15,211

9,332.00

 

Patent

Patent Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

7,262

27,025

4,677

2010

8,853

30,909

6,018

2011

8,841

33,450

7,056

2012

9,553

34,402

8,648

2013

10,669

32,362

10,238

2014

12,040

30,814

10,404

2015

12,579

33,079

11,411

2016

13,199

31,858

12,654

2017

14,961

31,621

13,048

2018

16,289

33,766

13,747

Patent Grants

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

1,725

4,443

1,461

2010

1,208

5,930

1,929

2011

776

4,392

2,105

2012

722

3,606

2,861

2013

594

2,783

3,758

2014

720

5,433

4,292

2015

822

5,200

4,999

2016

1,115

7,133

5,582

2017

1,712

10,675

5,800

2018

2,311

11,597

6,039

Patents in Force

Year

Patents in Force

2009

37,334

2010

47,224

2011

41,361

2012

42,991

2013

45,103

2014

49,272

2015

47,113

2016

49,575

2017

60,777

2018

60,865

Utility Model Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

 

 

25

2010

 

 

36

2011

 

 

32

2012

 

 

15

2013

 

 

50

2014

 

 

43

2015

 

 

34

2016

 

 

24

2017

 

 

34

2018

 

 

34

 

Trademark (class count)

Number of Classes Specified in Trademark Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

134,403

7,540

19,535

2010

172,120

17,806

18,206

2011

176,386

22,161

18,410

2012

176,044

14,809

21,833

2013

183,172

25,665

21,815

2014

200,144

37,586

37,106

2015

250,586

39,141

32,905

2016

264,662

48,785

29,713

2017

242,483

41,090

29,654

2018

297,751

44,947

35,690

Number of Classes Specified in Trademark Registrations

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

 

 

16,626

2010

58,117

9,695

23,903

2011

122,440

20,503

16,741

2012

48,014

7,177

16,755

2013

52,117

9,858

19,468

2014

45,720

24,502

24,259

2015

53,520

32,784

26,552

2016

158,415

43,502

24,448

2017

287,139

52,613

26,192

2018

306,469

53,324

27,115

 

Industrial Design (design count)

Number of Designs in Industrial Design Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

4,267

1,825

619

2010

4,416

2,622

2,322

2011

5,156

3,060

3,023

2012

5,100

3,445

2,037

2013

5,182

3,315

1,824

2014

6,168

3,141

1,853

2015

6,829

3,461

2,428

2016

6,753

3,920

1,129

2017

7,534

3,583

2,840

2018

8,928

3,704

6,283

Number of Designs in Industrial Design Registrations

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

3,552

2,473

566

2010

3,562

2,005

2,207

2011

3,971

2,266

3,007

2012

3,959

2,819

1,827

2013

4,156

2,819

1,821

2014

4,179

2,878

1,805

2015

4,801

2,660

2,198

2016

4,901

2,430

1,030

2017

6,622

3,566

2,492

2018

5,422

2,776

6,512

 

International Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties

Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties

Year

PCT System

Madrid System

Hague System

2009

960

5

 

2010

1,276

1

 

2011

1,324

1

 

2012

1,310

16

 

2013

1,321

45

1

2014

1,429

161

 

2015

1,412

155

 

2016

1,528

175

 

2017

1,583

234

1

2018

2,013

308

1

PCT National Phase Entry (Direct and via Regional Office)

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

209

23,222

1,866

2010

225

25,698

2,569

2011

216

28,240

2,943

2012

247

29,071

3,292

2013

172

27,420

4,141

2014

258

26,082

3,541

2015

129

27,753

3,887

2016

140

25,756

4,318

2017

168

26,205

4,368

2018

203

27,485

4,093

 

PCT Top Applicants

Applicant

2016

2017

2018

TVS MOTOR COMPANY LIMITED

2

2

76

COUNCIL OF SCIENTIFIC AND INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH

109

66

48

INDIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

19

38

48

RELIANCE INDUSTRIES LIMITED

41

17

30

INDIAN INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE

12

11

24

DR. REDDY'S LABORATORIES LTD.

32

35

18

UPL LIMITED

2

3

18

CIPLA LIMITED

14

7

16

LUPIN LIMITED

21

35

16

SUN PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRIES LIMITED

49

42

16

 

Madrid Top Applicants

Applicant

2016

2017

2018

NIRSAN CONNECT PRIVATE LIMITED

 

24

42

PATANJALI AYURVED LIMITED

20

 

15

ORAVEL STAYS PRIVATE LIMITED

 

 

14

MERIL ENDOSURGERY PRIVATE LIMITED

 

 

13

WELSPUN INDIA LIMITED

 

 

13

GODFREY PHILLIPS INDIA LIMITED

1

3

7

HCL TECHNOLOGIES LTD.

 

3

7

MERIL LIFE SCIENCES PRIVATE LIMITED

 

7

7

SIYARAM SILK MILLS LIMITED

 

 

7

KNITPRO INTERNATIONAL

 

 

6

 

Hague Top Applicants

Applicant

2016

2017

2018

 

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.