Data and numbers

Check the main data and current numbers regarding Industrial Property in Brazil and worldwide.

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Propriedade Intelectual



Industrial Property – one of the branches of Intellectual Property – is related to rights on patents, trademarks, industrial designs, geographical indications, industrial secrets and repression of unfair competition. In Brazil, the National Institute of Industrial Property (INPI) is responsible for granting industrial property rights. In other countries, there are trademarks and patent offices responsible for examining applications and granting rights, such as the European Office (EPO) and the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). 


Intellectual Property in the world



According to WIPO data, China’s Intellectual Property Office received the highest number of patent applications in 2017, with a total of 1.38 million applications. Next came the patent offices of the United States (606,956), Japan (318,479) and South Korea (204,775).




WIPO estimates that 9.11 million applications for trademark registrations were made worldwide in 2017. Asian offices accounted for 66.6% of brand registration activity in 2017. It’s estimated at 43.2 million the number of active brand registrations worldwide that year, according to the organization.


Industrial Design

There were 945,100 industrial design registration applications worldwide in 2017. China’s office was the champion, having received orders with 628,658 designs in 2017, which corresponds to 50.6% of the world total.



Geographical Indications

In 2017, there were 59,500 geographical indications in force worldwide. Germany leads with 14,073 geographical indications, followed by Austria (8,749), China (8,507), Hungary (6,646) and Czech Republic (6,91).


IP5 brings together the world’s top five intellectual property offices. In 2017, according to the IP5 statistical report, the offices of United States, European Union, Japan, South Korea and China together received 2.7 million patent applications. The increase was 1.8% compared to 2016.

At the European Office (EPO), 165,590 patent applications have been field with the European Patent Office. Of the total number of patent applications, almost half (47%) come from European countries, most of them from Germany (15%). At the South Korean Office (KIPO), the total number of applications was 204,775 in 2017. Altogether, there were 45,680 foreign applications. At the south Korean office, the highest number of patent applications was from Japan (15,043). In the Japanese Office (JPO), there were 318,479 patent applications, higher than the previous hear (318,381). The majority of requests (260,290) in this office were from other countries.

In the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), 606,956 patent applications were field in 2017. The leader was China's Office (CNIPA), which registered 1,381,594 patent applications in 2017, being of the own country the great majority of the requirements.


Ranking of Countries with Most Patent Applications

1 - China
2- Unided Stades of America
3- Japan
4- South Corea
5- European Union

Brands in the world

Apple, Google and Amazon are the three most valuable brands in the world in 2018, according to Interbrand’s Best Global Brands ranking, the world leader in brand consulting. Two new names have entered the ranking’s: Spotify, in 92 th position and Subaru in the 100 th. Apple and Google have been in the top two positions for six years.


1- Apple


2- Google


3- Amazon


Intellectual Property in Brazil



According to INPI, 27.444 applications for patents (inventions and utility models) were deposited in 2018. The origin of patent depositors in Brazil was varied: 30% from the United States; 20% of Brazil; 8% of Germany; 7% of Japan; 5% from France; 4% from Switzerland; Netherlands, China and the United Kingdom had 3%; Italy, 2%.



In 2018, 204.419 applications were field, according to INPI. Most of the brand depositors (86%) in Brazil, during this period, came from the country itself, and 4% were from the United States. Germany, France, China and United King had 1% each.



Industrial Design

In 2018, 6,111 applications for industrial design deposits were made.



Geographical Indication

7 applications for geographical indication registrations were made in 2018.



Innovation and competitiveness

Industrial Property drives innovation and competitiveness. A CNI’s study published in 2018 shows that Brazil is the penultimate position in the ranking of competitiveness among 18 countries. In the last place was Argentina. The Global Innovation Index (IGI) – published annually by Cornell University, INSEAD and WIPO – shows that, in 2018, Brazil rose from 69th to 64th in the ranking with 126 countries.

Brands in Brazil

The most valuable brazilian brands in 2018, according to the ranking of Interbrand – which has 25 positions – are Itaú, Bradesco and Skol. In 2017, the first three places of the classification were occupied by the same brands.


1- Itaú


2- Bradesco


3- Skol

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