Analysis of underlying economic factors and IP Office actions on how they impact global design filings

Leading Office


Project Definition

The main objective of this study is to assess and describe the impact of relevant underlying economic drivers and IP related events on the evolution of the design applications volumes for the ID5 IP offices.

Desired Outcome

This study has shown the key importance of certain economic drivers and events on design applications and filings demand for the top five world IP offices. The design volumes and trends of the ID5 partners are greatly influenced by economic growth, unemployment variations, trade and export variables linked to globalisation, crisis and expansion periods, the IP offices’ regulatory and/or fee changes. These findings increase knowledge on the IP demand drivers for the analysed offices, allowing for more efficient planning, budgeting and organisation regarding design applications and improve the forecasting approach of the IP offices.