Design statistics

Here you will find key figures and information on design protection at the IPI. Designs are new, creative forms that can be protected by registering them with the IPI. This includes two-dimensional designs such as fabric patterns or bottle labels as well as shapes of watches, lamps and chairs. In 2021, most registrations were in the ‘clocks, watches and other measuring instruments’ category.

 

Designs

In 2021, the IPI received the most design applications for the ‘clocks, watches and other measuring instruments’, ‘packaging’ and ‘furnishing’ categories.

 

Designs in 2021

 

Figures apply to the period of 1.01.2021–31.12.2021.

 

(1) Explanation for the separation of IP rights (design registrations) and objects. In their request, the applicant can list several objects from the same product category. In the ‘furnishing’ category, a company can include a table, chair, sideboard, etc. within a single request. On average, each application includes three objects.

 

Top 5 design categories (2021)

1. Clocks and watches and other measuring instruments (140)
2. Packaging (66)
3. Furnishing (64)
3. Means of transport and hoisting (64)
4. IT equipment (62)

 

Design protection in annual comparison

  2021 2020 2019 2018 2017

Design registrations

811 IP rights for

3 294 objects

613 IP rights for

2 080 objects

705 IP rights for

2 852 objects

704 IP rights for

2 529 objects

809 IP rights for

3 053 objects

Total active designs in Switzerland

9 545 IP rights for

33 686 objects

9 212 IP rights for

31 872 objects

9 433 IP rights for

32 416 objects

9 530 IP rights for

30 000 objects

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