We often think that the celebration of the World
Intellectual Property Day is something that does not concern
We often only make public the fact that we are at the bottom of
the rankings as regards patent applications but, although patents
have been viewed historically as a good indicator of innovation, it
is also true that other figures of intellectual property can
reflect this by including other types of innovations which are not
purely technological but involve services and the way products are
This means that we can state that, as the fourteenth world
economy as regards GDP, Spain, apart from being an economic power,
also has the same influence in the field of Intellectual Property.
When analyzing these figures from the point of view of applications
presented abroad (i.e. looking at the country's exports of
products and value added services), and, taking into account the
intricacies of figures for regions spanning various countries,
Spain occupies (*):
sixth place as regards trademarks
applied for worldwide.
ninth place as regards designs
applied for worldwide.
tenth place as regards plant
However, it is true that warning lights flash when we see that,
when comparing these data with those published in 2012, Spain has
dropped two places in the ranking for designs and has disappeared
from the top 20 for patents.
(*) (Data published in November 2015 by the WIPO (World
Intellectual Property Organization). The "Application count
abroad (equivalent)" criteria take into account where they are
resident when they apply for regional figures such as the Community
Trademark which cover other countries apart than their
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