Statistical Country Profiles



Sweden

Population (Million): 10.18 (2018)

Gross Domestic Product (Billion US$)(Constant 2011 US$ (PPP)): 480.58 (2018)

 

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

Year

Patent

Trademark (class count)

Industrial Design (design count)

GDP (Constant 2011 US$)

2009

20,640

166,980

40,182

380.36

2010

22,489

193,247

41,786

403.15

2011

22,029

212,879

43,304

413.96

2012

21,725

213,171

46,923

412.72

2013

22,646

228,459

63,054

417.83

2014

23,854

247,457

53,568

428.70

2015

24,397

283,684

52,556

447.81

2016

23,485

307,730

66,171

459.83

2017

23,429

338,724

53,441

469.51

2018

25,310

306,290

50,748

480.58

 

Patent

Patent Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

5,334

463

15,306

2010

5,756

353

16,733

2011

5,614

337

16,415

2012

5,758

148

15,967

2013

6,000

163

16,646

2014

5,852

441

18,002

2015

5,874

390

18,523

2016

5,587

352

17,898

2017

5,776

305

17,653

2018

5,889

442

19,421

Patent Grants

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

2,314

239

6,629

2010

2,583

264

8,002

2011

2,332

197

8,663

2012

2,434

144

9,731

2013

2,392

82

9,867

2014

2,224

70

9,573

2015

2,668

160

10,145

2016

3,397

130

11,409

2017

3,803

127

11,724

2018

4,423

178

12,364

Patents in Force

Year

Patents in Force

2009

102,363

2010

96,796

2011

96,091

2012

96,252

2013

95,695

2014

93,348

2015

92,607

2016

93,545

2017

96,876

2018

100,974

Utility Model Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

 

 

71

2010

 

 

109

2011

 

 

140

2012

 

 

128

2013

 

 

131

2014

 

 

115

2015

 

 

141

2016

 

 

156

2017

 

 

128

2018

 

 

109

 

Trademark (class count)

Number of Classes Specified in Trademark Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

23,840

6,015

143,140

2010

25,606

5,221

167,641

2011

26,042

5,639

186,837

2012

25,095

4,964

188,076

2013

22,857

4,838

205,602

2014

23,578

3,918

223,879

2015

26,469

3,793

257,215

2016

26,255

4,136

281,475

2017

28,781

4,375

309,943

2018

25,199

5,273

281,091

Number of Classes Specified in Trademark Registrations

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

19,031

7,160

128,689

2010

17,673

5,529

170,932

2011

17,574

5,586

171,586

2012

18,834

5,462

181,824

2013

17,861

5,292

180,713

2014

17,655

4,144

192,399

2015

19,179

4,480

234,031

2016

21,923

3,716

243,176

2017

20,356

4,522

279,769

2018

21,432

4,921

274,631

 

Industrial Design (design count)

Number of Designs in Industrial Design Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

2,301

31

37,881

2010

2,201

74

39,585

2011

2,111

24

41,193

2012

2,321

79

44,602

2013

2,720

30

60,334

2014

2,362

21

51,206

2015

2,582

27

49,974

2016

2,795

61

63,376

2017

2,344

64

51,097

2018

2,150

122

48,598

Number of Designs in Industrial Design Registrations

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

2,022

35

38,147

2010

2,014

37

38,948

2011

2,026

52

41,267

2012

1,968

49

44,169

2013

2,514

44

56,855

2014

2,447

7

55,908

2015

2,191

21

48,675

2016

2,778

23

64,150

2017

2,237

54

50,753

2018

2,101

111

50,171

 

International Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties

Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties

Year

PCT System

Madrid System

Hague System

2009

3,567

616

4

2010

3,303

620

11

2011

3,476

683

34

2012

3,600

683

55

2013

3,947

683

49

2014

3,913

698

44

2015

3,843

734

93

2016

3,719

695

145

2017

3,975

863

91

2018

4,162

787

107

PCT National Phase Entry (Direct and via Regional Office)

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

2,547

 

11,394

2010

2,603

46

12,564

2011

2,498

44

12,090

2012

2,427

53

11,618

2013

2,495

56

12,045

2014

2,697

58

12,853

2015

2,714

61

13,311

2016

2,408

64

12,874

2017

2,613

69

12,837

2018

2,776

63

14,595

 

PCT Top Applicants

Applicant

2016

2017

2018

TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)

1,608

1,564

1,645

AKTIEBOLAGET ELECTROLUX

136

90

106

SCANIA CV AB (PUBL)

89

136

102

VOLVO TRUCK CORPORATION

99

133

102

AUTOLIV DEVELOPMENT AB

94

85

81

SANDVIK AB

78

70

75

HUSQVARNA AKTIEBOLAG

114

74

72

VOLVO CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT HOLDING SWEDEN AB

78

61

59

FINGERPRINT CARDS AB

21

32

45

GAMBRO LUNDIA AB

20

26

36

 

Madrid Top Applicants

Applicant

2016

2017

2018

ABSOLUT COMPANY AKTIEBOLAG

2

5

15

APROBO AB

 

 

10

ASTRAZENECA AB

6

14

9

OMNIPOLLO AB

2

 

9

AHLSELL AB (PUBL)

 

 

8

AINMT HOLDINGS AB

 

4

7

HASTENS SANGAR AB

1

2

7

ESSITY HYGIENE AND HEALTH AKTIEBOLAG

 

 

6

GCE HOLDING AB

 

1

6

VALINGE INNOVATION AB

1

6

6

 

Hague Top Applicants

Applicant

2016

2017

2018

ELECTROLUX APPLIANCES AKTIEBOLAG

53

17

73

CHINA EURO VEHICLE TECHNOLOGY AB

 

4

28

MARKSLOJD INTERTRADE AB

7

21

26

SCANIA CV AB

29

13

16

WAYNE FUELING SYSTEMS SWEDEN AB

 

 

15

TOONTRACK MUSIC AB

 

 

12

WAGNER PENSEL AB

 

 

12

PROFOTO AB

 

 

11

HULTAFORS GROUP AB

 

 

10

ECO LEAN AB

 

 

8

 

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.
• Sweden 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.
• Sweden 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.