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Current Statistical Data for Utility Models

At a glance
2020 2021 Changes in %
Applications (utility model applications at the DPMA and PCT applications after entering the national phase) 12,313 10,577 -14.1
Registration procedures concluded 12,229 11,337 -7.3
- with registration 10,734 9,972 -7.1
Utility models in force 74,858 72,728 -2.8
Filings
Year New applications Applications from Germany Remissions by the Federal Patent Court, allowed appeals, reinstatements Total
2017 13,300 9,480 31 13,331
2018 12,305 8,798 21 12,326
2019 11,665 8,434 14 11,679
2020 12,313 8,894 14 12,327
2021 10,577 7,018 13 10,590

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Procedures concluded
Year by registration without registration Total
2017 11,881 1,761 13,642
2018 11,294 1,619 12,913
2019 10,293 1,540 11,833
2020 10,734 1,495 12,229
2021 9,972 1,365 11,337
Utility Models applications by German Länder 2021
Land Applications Percentage Applications per 100,000 inhabitants
North Rhine-Westphalia 1,697 24.2 9
Bavaria 1,534 21.9 12
Baden-Württemberg 1,291 18.4 12
Lower Saxony 543 7.7 7
Hesse 493 7.0 8
Rhineland-Palatinate 282 4.0 7
Berlin 255 3.6 7
Saxony 196 2.8 5
Schleswig-Holstein 175 2.5 6
Hamburg 126 1.8 7
Thuringia 125 1.8 6
Brandenburg 96 1.4 4
Saxony-Anhalt 69 1.0 3
Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania 55 0.8 3
Saarland 49 0.7 5
Bremen 32 0.5 5
Germany 7,018 100 8

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TOP 5 Fields of technology [1]
Field of technology (area) Applications in 2020 Applications in 2021 Changes in %
35 - Civil engineering (other fields) 1,185 1,065 -10.1
32 - Transport (mechanical engineering) 1,235 1,050 -15.0
33 - Furniture, games (other fields) 1,204 1,000 -16.9
1 - Electrical machinery, apparatus, energy (electrical engineering) 930 776 -16.6
13 - Medical Technology (Instruments) 784 706 -9.9
[1] According to the WIPO IPC-Technology Concordance Table.

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Last updated: 1 March 2022