(WIPO code: SE) (latest review August 2020)

by KATZAROV S.A., Geneva, Switzerland

General Information


450,000 sq. km.


10,202,491 (estimated July 2020).


Stockholm with 1.583 million (estimated 2018).




Kronor (SEK).

Most important industrial and agricultural products

Machinery and transport equipment, forestry, chemistry, mining and steel industries, which constitute the larger part of the Swedish export. Other important export industries are paper, woodware, iron and steel.

General Remarks

Industrially, Sweden is a highly developed country and its different manufacturing industries have been largely built up on Swedish and foreign inventions. In respect of certain specialties, such as matches, cream separators, ball bearings, vacuum cleaners and white goods, Sweden controls a large part of the world’s production.

Trade comprises the exportation of automobiles, pharmaceuticals, cellular telephones, pulp, paper, finished wood products, steel, machines, etc., and the importation of coal, oil, raw materials, chemicals and textiles, etc.

Statistics 2012 2013 2014
Filed Issued Filed Issued Filed Issued
Patents 4,028* 999** 4,028* 685** 3,783* 588**
Trademarks 9,329 7,084 8,780 6,798 8,456 5,864
Designs 563 n.a. 502 n.a. 437 n.a.

* 2012: National: 2,436 and International PCT phase: 1,592.
* 2013: National: 2,495 and International PCT phase: 1,533.
* 2014: National: 2,424 and International PCT phase: 1,359.
** (excl. designated applications from EPO)