Statistical Country Profiles



Luxembourg

Population (Million): 0.61 (2018)

Gross Domestic Product (Billion US$)(Constant 2011 US$ (PPP)): 56.96 (2018)

 

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

Year

Patent

Trademark (class count)

Industrial Design (design count)

GDP (Constant 2011 US$)

2009

1,484

82,453

7,668

102,248.55

2010

1,890

95,906

9,206

104,771.86

2011

2,348

106,979

11,789

104,942.03

2012

2,448

111,115

19,250

102,127.44

2013

2,649

127,929

23,968

103,462.60

2014

3,137

133,272

20,048

105,659.09

2015

2,790

139,451

27,410

107,776.99

2016

3,466

157,585

15,953

108,649.42

2017

3,465

119,207

11,232

108,872.32

2018

3,199

121,282

14,894

 

 

Patent

Patent Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

353

24

1,131

2010

502

21

1,388

2011

454

43

1,894

2012

502

52

1,946

2013

515

56

2,134

2014

586

90

2,551

2015

542

119

2,248

2016

622

301

2,844

2017

716

512

2,749

2018

603

243

2,596

Patent Grants

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

114

25

538

2010

190

27

735

2011

205

26

707

2012

247

49

855

2013

 

 

1,107

2014

303

73

1,484

2015

321

53

1,268

2016

372

99

1,463

2017

556

364

1,566

2018

513

364

1,658

Patents in Force

Year

Patents in Force

2009

 

2010

42,805

2011

44,708

2012

45,955

2013

47,025

2014

48,838

2015

51,119

2016

65,137

2017

71,708

2018

98,245

Utility Model Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

 

 

31

2010

 

 

21

2011

 

 

45

2012

 

 

47

2013

 

 

49

2014

 

 

47

2015

 

 

70

2016

 

 

47

2017

 

 

56

2018

 

 

41

 

Trademark (class count)

Number of Classes Specified in Trademark Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

4,299

 

78,154

2010

5,696

 

90,210

2011

5,810

 

101,169

2012

6,025

 

105,090

2013

6,477

 

121,452

2014

7,188

 

126,084

2015

7,373

 

132,078

2016

7,603

 

149,982

2017

6,388

 

112,819

2018

5,749

 

115,533

Number of Classes Specified in Trademark Registrations

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

2,141

 

63,470

2010

3,048

 

88,790

2011

5,421

 

95,966

2012

2,914

 

88,053

2013

3,118

 

99,640

2014

3,603

 

110,685

2015

6,908

 

125,125

2016

6,845

 

126,411

2017

6,148

 

122,739

2018

5,173

 

105,130

 

Industrial Design (design count)

Number of Designs in Industrial Design Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

283

 

7,385

2010

415

 

8,791

2011

425

 

11,364

2012

726

 

18,524

2013

865

 

23,103

2014

702

 

19,346

2015

981

 

26,429

2016

577

 

15,376

2017

432

 

10,800

2018

535

 

14,359

Number of Designs in Industrial Design Registrations

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

331

 

8,731

2010

417

 

8,881

2011

436

 

12,203

2012

666

 

17,140

2013

804

 

21,236

2014

867

 

24,101

2015

873

 

23,953

2016

665

 

17,884

2017

398

 

10,989

2018

634

 

16,261

 

International Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties

Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties

Year

PCT System

Madrid System

Hague System

2009

245

202

15

2010

259

246

18

2011

280

305

27

2012

335

282

35

2013

372

357

36

2014

392

336

25

2015

403

441

46

2016

431

466

40

2017

499

386

18

2018

392

379

31

PCT National Phase Entry (Direct and via Regional Office)

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

147

 

709

2010

188

 

847

2011

232

4

1,319

2012

231

5

1,293

2013

225

 

1,276

2014

265

 

1,641

2015

232

 

1,489

2016

254

 

1,955

2017

338

 

2,000

2018

290

 

1,896

 

PCT Top Applicants

Applicant

2016

2017

2018

ARCELORMITTAL

58

92

63

IEE INTERNATIONAL ELECTRONICS & ENGINEERING S.A.

25

15

29

ADIENT LUXEMBOURG HOLDING S.A.R.L.

 

21

28

LUXEMBOURG INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY (LIST)

6

25

26

AZ ELECTRONIC MATERIALS (LUXEMBOURG) S.A.R.L.

9

21

15

GVBB HOLDINGS S.A.R.L.

5

3

13

ST. JUDE MEDICAL INTERNATIONAL HOLDING S.A R.L.

1

6

13

XYLEM IP MANAGEMENT S.A R.L.

11

15

12

PAUL WURTH S.A.

7

6

11

SMR PATENTS S.A.R.L.

10

9

11

 

Madrid Top Applicants

Applicant

2016

2017

2018

RIGO TRADING S.A. SOCIETE ANONYME

41

57

59

SOREMARTEC S.A.

20

 

31

LIMELIFE CO-INVEST S.A R.L.

 

 

18

RAVAGO S.A.

5

2

11

SAMSONITE IP HOLDINGS S.A R.L.

15

8

8

IPACK S.A.R.L.

2

3

6

BRAND 30

 

 

5

EEM WORLD S.A R.L.

4

1

5

PM-INTERNATIONAL AG

 

5

5

REMY COINTREAU LUXEMBOURG S.A.

 

2

5

 

Hague Top Applicants

Applicant

2016

2017

2018

B MEDICAL SYSTEMS S.A R.L.

 

2

48

SOREMARTEC S.A.

37

25

35

REDSPHER

 

 

25

PROXXON S.A.

5

 

13

FLASH EUROPE INTERNATIONAL SA

7

7

7

CHAMBRE DES METIERSDU GRAND-DUCHE DE LUXEMBOURG

 

 

5

GIACOMO TRENZ

 

 

5

KATCON GLOBAL SA

35

 

3

PANHOLD S.A.

 

 

3

E-TRASH S.A R.L.

 

 

2

 

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.
• Luxembourg 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.
• Luxembourg is a member of the Benelux Office for Intellectual Property (BOIP). Trademark and industrial design filings by residents of this country at the BOIP are considered both resident and abroad filings via regional office.
• Luxembourg 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.