Statistical Country Profiles



Italy

Population (Million): 60.43 (2018)

Gross Domestic Product (Billion US$)(Constant 2011 US$ (PPP)): 2,159.75 (2018)

 

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

Year

Patent

Trademark (class count)

Industrial Design (design count)

GDP (Constant 2011 US$)

2009

26,527

691,584

321,362

2,110.32

2010

27,948

763,412

325,777

2,145.91

2011

28,310

761,735

321,527

2,158.29

2012

28,523

753,208

300,254

2,097.44

2013

28,895

823,197

302,480

2,061.20

2014

29,287

867,107

318,355

2,063.54

2015

 

 

 

2,082.61

2016

31,187

1,039,041

389,056

2,105.91

2017

31,393

920,084

329,954

2,141.38

2018

32,286

1,085,090

361,977

2,159.75

 

Patent

Patent Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

12,698

903

13,829

2010

12,965

846

14,983

2011

12,776

927

15,534

2012

12,192

871

16,331

2013

12,017

905

16,878

2014

12,243

781

17,044

2015

 

 

17,687

2016

13,019

973

18,168

2017

13,006

1,031

18,387

2018

13,323

900

18,963

Patent Grants

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

18,311

1,958

6,846

2010

16,741

1,652

8,119

2011

7,969

700

8,367

2012

7,084

780

8,692

2013

9,369

1,097

9,759

2014

9,137

932

9,462

2015

8,807

822

10,019

2016

8,889

747

11,562

2017

7,650

319

12,043

2018

9,787

84

12,437

Patents in Force

Year

Patents in Force

2009

 

2010

229,648

2011

241,543

2012

246,688

2013

255,350

2014

263,824

2015

279,336

2016

287,499

2017

297,672

2018

306,768

Utility Model Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

2,109

198

180

2010

2,307

155

264

2011

2,308

162

305

2012

2,567

191

238

2013

2,480

198

332

2014

2,348

149

299

2015

 

 

345

2016

2,033

166

404

2017

1,888

207

430

2018

1,781

185

411

 

Trademark (class count)

Number of Classes Specified in Trademark Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

98,149

13,613

593,435

2010

105,583

12,528

657,829

2011

107,962

12,552

653,773

2012

101,357

10,542

651,851

2013

106,097

10,424

717,100

2014

106,514

10,196

760,593

2015

 

 

809,770

2016

114,905

10,608

924,136

2017

109,491

11,111

810,593

2018

117,153

12,888

967,937

Number of Classes Specified in Trademark Registrations

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

137,327

16,845

625,039

2010

236,076

19,320

706,232

2011

146,285

14,065

650,305

2012

88,571

11,314

590,240

2013

88,317

10,402

653,490

2014

92,400

9,374

691,175

2015

96,178

10,342

743,159

2016

62,667

7,620

833,678

2017

101,234

9,056

766,739

2018

161,682

12,260

860,598

 

Industrial Design (design count)

Number of Designs in Industrial Design Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

37,640

1,111

283,722

2010

41,682

1,160

284,095

2011

38,868

752

282,659

2012

39,636

847

260,618

2013

40,007

887

262,473

2014

40,219

541

278,136

2015

 

 

303,665

2016

39,235

393

349,821

2017

39,255

1,991

290,699

2018

46,149

1,212

315,828

Number of Designs in Industrial Design Registrations

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

40,285

1,248

284,127

2010

41,308

1,475

287,778

2011

31,998

797

290,377

2012

45,339

751

261,842

2013

43,028

778

249,612

2014

30,424

497

247,775

2015

 

 

299,693

2016

44,189

249

346,569

2017

39,022

917

292,246

2018

47,435

1,087

302,455

 

International Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties

Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties

Year

PCT System

Madrid System

Hague System

2009

2,653

2,234

105

2010

2,657

2,636

123

2011

2,685

2,591

141

2012

2,845

2,798

188

2013

2,869

2,904

409

2014

3,059

2,936

195

2015

3,072

2,645

296

2016

3,362

3,082

273

2017

3,225

2,877

334

2018

3,337

3,140

324

PCT National Phase Entry (Direct and via Regional Office)

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

1,738

 

8,238

2010

1,792

 

9,046

2011

1,774

 

9,507

2012

1,823

 

10,068

2013

1,922

 

10,752

2014

1,958

 

11,119

2015

 

 

11,545

2016

2,181

 

11,878

2017

2,238

 

11,771

2018

2,385

 

12,502

 

PCT Top Applicants

Applicant

2016

2017

2018

SOLVAY SPECIALTY POLYMERS ITALY S.P.A.

36

40

56

PIAGGIO & C. S.P.A.

19

28

45

PIRELLI TYRE S.P.A.

32

51

38

G.D SOCIETA' PER AZIONI

46

44

31

FONDAZIONE ISTITUTO ITALIANO DI TECNOLOGIA

17

22

28

I.M.A. INDUSTRIA MACCHINE AUTOMATICHE S.P.A.

9

21

27

TELECOM ITALIA S.P.A.

26

35

26

PRYSMIAN CAVI E SISTEMI ENERGIA S.R.L.

29

17

25

BASELL POLIOLEFINE ITALIA S.R.L.

20

19

24

ENI S.P.A.

28

12

20

 

Madrid Top Applicants

Applicant

2016

2017

2018

TRERE INNOVATION S.R.L.

 

 

29

ANTOLINI LUIGI & C. S.P.A.

 

1

23

FERRARI S.P.A.

11

10

18

GUCCIO GUCCI S.P.A.

9

10

17

MONCLER S.P.A.

7

6

17

FIDIA FARMACEUTICI S.P.A.

14

8

14

AMPLIFON S.P.A.

2

 

13

MONTEFARMACO OTC SPA

 

2

13

IMS TECHNOLOGIES S.P.A.

 

 

12

CANTINA MESA S.R.L. - SOCIETA' AGRICOLA

 

 

11

 

Hague Top Applicants

Applicant

2016

2017

2018

PASQUALE BRUNI S.P.A.

52

 

79

LAGO S.P.A.

 

 

44

SIRMAN S.P.A.

 

 

40

THUN S.P.A.

105

48

38

ARPER S.P.A.

16

20

37

ARES S.R.L.

 

26

35

PEDRALI S.P.A.

33

25

35

FABBRICA D'ARMI PIETRO BERETTA S.P.A.

19

 

32

PENSOFAL INTERNATIONAL S.P.A.

 

 

31

AICON CAFE' S.R.L.

 

 

29

 

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