World Intellectual Property Organization

Statistical Country Profiles

Norway

Population (Million): 5.02 (2012) (Rank = 116)

Gross Domestic Product (Billion US$)(Constant 2005 US$ (PPP)): 238.63 (2012) (Rank = 44)

IP Filings (Resident + Abroad, Including Regional) and Economy
Year Patent Trademark Industrial Design GDP (Constant 2005 US$)
1998 2,446 6,522 596 187.47
1999 2,647 6,722 470 191.27
2000 2,709 8,242 597 197.49
2001 2,678 8,050 559 201.42
2002 2,721 6,238 465 204.45
2003 2,541 7,682 1,138 206.46
2004 3,484 7,889 2,206 214.63
2005 3,565 9,307 2,294 220.19
2006 3,716 11,440 2,311 225.25
2007 4,483 12,743 2,815 231.23
2008 5,120 14,823 2,202 231.38
2009 5,046 15,067 2,625 227.60
2010 5,602 15,213 2,778 228.69
2011 5,551 15,657 2,795 231.47
2012 5,951 16,307 3,028 238.63
Patent Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998 1,213 27 5,006 19 1,233 19
1999 1,335 27 5,255 18 1,312 19
2000 1,311 27 5,389 19 1,398 19
2001 1,189 28 5,242 20 1,489 19
2002 1,178 28 5,109 17 1,543 20
2003 1,079 30 4,782 18 1,462 21
2004 1,142 28 4,348 22 2,342 21
2005 1,143 30 4,843 21 2,422 21
2006 1,119 32 4,957 20 2,597 21
2007 1,225 31 5,431 20 3,258 21
2008 1,640 25 4,280 23 3,480 21
2009 1,735 27 2,358 27 3,311 21
2010 1,633 28 696 37 3,969 21
2011 1,585 27 654 38 3,966 22
2012 1,565 27 555 39 4,386 22
Patent Applications by Top Fields of Technology (1998 - 2012)
Field of Technology Share
Civil engineering 12.84
Measurement 7.71
Transport 6.42
Pharmaceuticals 5.67
Mechanical elements 5.26
Chemical engineering 4.46
Medical technology 4.41
Other special machines 4.22
Computer technology 3.53
Engines, pumps, turbines 3.51
Others 41.97
Patent Grants
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998 455 26 2,105 18 910 19
1999 431 25 1,931 18 1,092 18
2000 395 28 2,017 17 989 19
2001 500 27 1,948 17 912 19
2002         1,050 18
2003         1,259 19
2004         1,262 18
2005         1,261 20
2006         1,306 19
2007 429 29 1,345 23 1,244 21
2008 539 26 1,254 25 1,378 22
2009 517 28 1,267 26 1,516 21
2010 614 27 1,200 24 1,783 22
2011 603 28 1,203 24 1,705 21
2012 566 26 920 27 1,891 22
Patents in Force
Year Patents in Force Rank
2004    
2005    
2006    
2007 17,801 20
2008    
2009    
2010 12,755 29
2011 16,060 27
2012 15,396 26
Utility Model Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998         9 29
1999         52 18
2000         11 27
2001         13 26
2002         73 15
2003         94 18
2004         15 27
2005         7 36
2006         8 37
2007         7 43
2008         15 36
2009         11 40
2010         8 46
2011         21 35
2012         27 33
Trademark Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998 3,001 42 9,266 28 3,521 23
1999 3,186 46 10,410 24 3,536 25
2000 3,802 48 12,547 22 4,440 26
2001 3,316 48 11,763 24 4,734 27
2002 2,971 49 9,767 23 3,267 31
2003 2,906 48 9,282 28 4,776 29
2004 2,953 51 9,600 23 4,936 33
2005 3,089 54 11,461 24 6,218 32
2006 3,042 55 12,312 22 8,398 30
2007 3,326 56 12,650 19 9,417 33
2008 3,523 52 12,801 21 11,300 29
2009 3,442 50 10,165 21 11,625 28
2010 3,625 54 10,210 23 11,588 29
2011 3,411 50 11,489 21 12,246 34
2012 3,425 48 11,223 22 12,882 32
Trademark Registrations
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998 2,421 31 8,740 28 2,628 24
1999 2,083 36 9,117 23 3,429 16
2000 2,031 37 9,864 22 3,623 19
2001 2,487 32 10,417 21 2,570 23
2002     6,263 40 2,131 26
2003 1 97 5,947 39 2,967 29
2004     6,114 32 4,298 26
2005     7,646 26 7,128 26
2006     8,088 24 7,718 27
2007     8,085 23 8,825 29
2008 2,741 42 11,815 18 9,840 28
2009 2,401 41 9,133 20 10,948 28
2010 2,106 49 8,395 22 11,449 30
2011 2,512 46 9,930 21 10,571 30
2012 2,628 49 10,085 19 11,163 30
Industrial Design Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998 334 36 554 35 262 18
1999 331 35 607 33 139 22
2000 341 36 558 38 256 20
2001 326 39 423 48 233 23
2002 320 38 493 43 145 20
2003 273 38 441 46 865 21
2004 265 41 390 43 1,941 22
2005 332 40 399 43 1,962 23
2006 289 45 422 38 2,022 23
2007 265 43 526 26 2,550 23
2008 252 47 427 29 1,950 25
2009 334 41 350 27 2,291 24
2010 281 40 574 20 2,497 25
2011 282 44 772 21 2,513 25
2012 321 43 871 21 2,707 26
Industrial Design Registrations
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998 251 31 444 38 199 17
1999         139 20
2000 214 32 439 40 132 22
2001 217 34 466 41 192 21
2002         150 18
2003         444 22
2004         2,023 20
2005         2,078 22
2006         1,908 23
2007         2,322 23
2008 269 41 462 24 2,146 24
2009 231 40 433 22 2,386 23
2010 250 40 322 25 2,371 23
2011 376 38 495 21 2,462 25
2012 248 43 228 39 2,524 26
International Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties
Year PCT System Rank Madrid System Rank Hague System Rank
1998 464 16        
1999 479 17        
2000 528 20 183 17 1 28
2001 592 20 206 19 1 26
2002 550 19 187 22 2 24
2003 535 22 168 23    
2004 476 22 213 23    
2005 584 22 216 23    
2006 611 22 302 21    
2007 595 22 391 21    
2008 630 22 362 21    
2009 630 22 321 21    
2010 708 22 328 22 20 14
2011 698 22 393 19 47 9
2012 669 23 318 22 34 13
PCT Top Applicants (Publication Year = 2012)
Applicant Publication Rank
STATOIL PETROLEUM AS 30 673
AKER SUBSEA AS 24 817
ELLIPTIC LABORATORIES AS 8 2207
SINVENT AS 8 2207
STATOIL AS 8 2207
NORDIC SEMICONDUCTOR ASA 7 2485
INSTITUTT FOR ENERGITEKNIKK 6 2848
NATIONAL OILWELL NORWAY AS 6 2848
OSLO UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL 6 2848
AKER MH AS 5 3329
PCT National Phase Entry (Direct and via Regional Office)
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998     3,590 11 606 16
1999     4,087 11 595 17
2000     4,301 12 647 19
2001     4,265 13 766 19
2002     4,343 16 845 19
2003     3,968 15 791 19
2004     3,644 17 1,663 17
2005     4,137 17 1,713 21
2006     4,264 16 1,876 20
2007 116 25 4,786 16 2,303 20
2008 455 19 4,025 16 2,495 20
2009 405 19 2,171 18 2,332 20
2010 398 19 542 29 2,741 20
2011 398 19 470 31 2,947 20
2012 458 18 405 30 3,298 21
Source: WIPO statistics database. Last updated : 03/2014
The statistics are based on data collected from IP offices or extracted from the PATSTAT database (for statistics by field of technology). 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 filing at the Eurasian Patent Organization (EAPO), the African Intellectual Property Organization (OAPI), the Benelux Office for Intellectual Property (BOIP) or the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (OHIM) is treated as equavalent of multiple abroad filings at each member state; whereas one filing at the European Patent Office (EPO) or the African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO) is counted as one abroad filing due to lack of information on designation.
Norway is a member of the European Patent Convention from 2008. Patent filings by residents of this country at the European Patent Office (EPO) are considered both resident and abroad filings via regional office. Due to lack of information on designation, filings by other nationals at the EPO are not counted as non-resident filings for Norway.
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