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Current Statistical Data for Designs

At a glance
2020 2021 Changes in %
Designs applied for[1] 40,143 36,070 - 10.1
Designs in registration procedures concluded 41,357 34,487 - 16.6
- with registration 37,131 31.083 - 16.3
Designs in force 290,564 270,447 - 6.9
[1]Preliminary for 2021, as the actual number of designs applied for will not be known until the registration procedure is completed.
Designs applied for
Year Designs in multiple applications Applications with one design Total of which from Germany
2017 44,066 2,677 46,743 40,476
2018 41,643 2,416 44,059 39,016
2019 40,843 2,256 43,099 36,398
2020 37,649 2,494 40,143 35,856
2021[1] 33,643 2,427 36,070 32,819
[1]Preliminary, as the actual number of designs applied for will not be known until the registration procedure is completed.
Conclusions
Year by registration without registration Total
2017 47,175 5,803 52,978
2018 47,647 5,569 53,216
2019 41,145 3,841 44,986
2020 37,131 4,226 41,357
2021 31,083 3,404 34,487

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Top 3 Design proprietors in 2021 [1]
Proprietor Seat Number
1 Betty Barclay Group GmbH & Co. KG Germany 960
2 The House of Art GmbH Germany 867
3 AstorMueller AG Switzerland 804
[1] Without taking into account possible business group affiliations.
Registered designs by German Länder in 2021
Land Registered designs Percentage Registered designs per 100,000 inhabitants
North Rhine-Westphalia 9,172 32.4 51
Baden-Württemberg 4,869 17.2 44
Bavaria 4,853 17.1 37
Berlin 1,875 6.6 51
Lower Saxony 1,729 6.1 22
Hesse 1,351 4.8 21
Saxony 953 3.4 23
Rhineland-Palatinate 930 3.3 23
Schleswig-Holstein 925 3.3 32
Hamburg 719 2.5 39
Saxony-Anhalt 220 0.8 10
Thuringia 193 0.7 9
Brandenburg 150 0.5 6
Bremen 135 0.5 20
Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania 134 0.5 8
Saarland 115 0.4 12
Germany 28,323 100 34

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TOP 5 classes of goods [1]
Class of goods Registrations in 2020 Registrations in 2021 Changes in %
6 - Furnishing 9,059 8,192 - 9.6
2 - Articles of clothing and haberdashery 5,616 5,343 - 4.9
32 - Graphic symbols and logos, surface patterns, ornamentation 6,539 5,043 - 22.9
26 - Lighting apparatus 5,517 4,035 - 26.9
25 - Building units and construction elements 4,504 3,422 - 24.0
[1] A design can be attributed to several classes of goods.

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Last updated: 24 February 2022