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At a Glance

Please find below the most important figures on patents, utility models, trade marks and designs.

Patents
2013 2014 Changes in %
Applications (patent applications with the DPMA and PCT patent applications after entering the national phase) 63,173 65,958 + 4.4
Concluded examination procedures 33,271 34,830 + 4.7
- with decision to grant a patent 14,221 15,022 + 5,6
Newly opened examination procedures 39,212 42,040 + 7,2
Stock* 124,345 116,702 - 6.1
*Including patents granted by the European Patent Office with effect in the Federal Republic of Germany, a total of 574,744 patents were valid in Germany in 2014.

Trade Marks
2013 2014 Changes in %
Applications (national and international) 64,988 70,678 + 8.8
National marks Applications 60,183 66,613 + 10.7
Concluded registration procedures 58,615 66,338 + 13.2
- with registration 43,510 47,980 + 10.3
Stock 789,636 793,704 + 0.5
International marks Requests for grant of protection in Germany 4,805 4,065 - 15.4
Grants of protection 4,823 3,863 - 19.9

Utility Models
2013 2014 Changes in %
Applications 15,470 14,748 - 4.7
Registration procedures concluded 15,530 15,126 - 2.6
- with registration 13,341 13,082 - 1.9
Stock 90,252 87,770 - 2.8

Designs
2013 2014 Changes in %
Designs applied for 56,828 59,423 + 4.6
Registration procedures concluded 57,706 56,929 - 1.3
- with registration 53,238 51,839 - 2.6
Stock 297,194 305,522 + 2.8

The most important statistics of 2014 - At a glance 2014

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