Global Number of Industrial Design Applications

Global Number of Industrial Design Applications

Proof Point

Industrial design applications worldwide grew 5.7% annually between 2006 and 2015, from 0.7 million to 1.1 million

Global Number of Industrial Design Applications

2006 – 2015 (millions)

Proof Point Findings

  • Industrial Design Applications – Intellectual property that protects visual design of objects, such as unique shape, configuration or composition of pattern or color, or combination of pattern and color in three-dimensional form
  • Gradual Global Application Growth – Industrial design applications grew gradually from 0.7 million in 2006 to 1.1 million in 2015, annual increase of 5.7%
  • First Drop in Decade – Experienced 8.1% drop in 2014, decreasing from 1.2 million in 2013 to 1.1 million in 2014, brought by sharp decrease in China after local intellectual property office implemented stricter examination practices
  • Key Drivers – Include growing need for protection from product imitation or variations, heightening importance of consistent product branding, intensifying competition, and increasing attention customers give to product design and aesthetics

Market Disruption




Date Last Updated

June 1, 2017

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