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U.S. PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE
Patent Technology Monitoring Team (PTMT)

Design Patenting By Geographic Region (State and Country),
Breakout By Design Class

Count of 1999 - 2013 Design Patent Grants
As Distributed By Calendar Year of Grant

- Explanation of Data -

Rank Ordered Listing of Design Classes Receiving 1 or More Design Patents During the Period
Originating From

GERMANY

( design patent origin is determined by the residence of the first-named inventor )
( design class is determined by the primary classification assigned to a patent- see 'Explanation of Data' )

The following table displays design classes and counts of design patents classified in them; design patents are distributed by year of patent grant.
Class Class Title 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 Total
D12 Transportation 94 106 96 110 93 92 117 188 154 197 284 285 219 239 194 2468
D23 Environmental Heating and Cooling; Fluid Handling and Sanitary Equipment 54 78 85 75 38 50 14 67 100 76 154 110 91 95 90 1177
D08 Tools and Hardware 24 19 33 32 27 25 30 58 74 56 58 56 59 55 57 663
D24 Medical and Laboratory Equipment 19 12 24 18 21 18 11 30 43 54 69 88 87 92 69 655
D14 Recording, Communication, or Information Retrieval Equipment 46 17 27 52 52 41 22 29 33 47 65 33 39 49 61 613
D26 Lighting 15 22 26 15 17 30 23 32 42 67 80 38 58 49 69 583
D13 Equipment for Production, Distribution, or Transformation of Energy 20 17 17 9 15 11 14 17 37 70 80 69 48 71 47 542
D15 Machines Not Elsewhere Specified 12 22 8 11 25 12 16 46 31 31 53 69 44 78 82 540
D09 Packages and Containers for Goods 19 17 18 12 31 28 26 56 44 43 49 41 35 46 35 500
D06 Furnishings 34 35 74 33 30 13 22 14 36 45 39 32 25 36 26 494
D07 Equipment for Preparing or Serving Food or Drink Not Elsewhere Specified 28 17 31 12 27 33 22 38 30 56 45 35 28 32 24 458
D10 Measuring, Testing, or Signalling Instruments 21 20 23 21 20 14 16 23 20 26 32 22 16 26 41 341
D19 Office Supplies; Artists' and Teachers' Materials 15 14 20 9 13 15 13 18 24 32 18 20 22 20 15 268
D28 Cosmetic Products and Toilet Articles 5 19 27 11 9 9 11 28 23 25 20 15 11 20 19 252
D32 Washing, Cleaning, or Drying Machine 8 8 6 12 13 21 12 20 20 30 11 24 18 22 19 244
D04 Brushware 11 8 10 18 11 10 18 32 15 17 15 11 9 11 17 213
D03 Travel Goods and Personal Belongings 5 7 13 4 7 7 6 8 9 13 12 26 20 39 12 188
D21 Games, Toys, and Sports Goods 9 14 17 8 9 10 4 12 3 6 9 13 5 6 16 141
D34 Material or Article Handling Equipment 4 4 3 6 3 10 0 6 12 19 14 14 6 13 9 123
D25 Building Units and Construction Elements 12 14 3 5 2 9 1 1 11 10 12 12 7 10 6 115
D16 Photography and Optical Equipment 4 6 4 2 5 1 5 1 9 19 17 6 14 15 6 114
D18 Printing and Office Machinery 2 6 2 7 10 8 14 16 11 1 10 10 2 6 7 112
D02 Apparel and Haberdashery 12 6 1 5 2 3 9 9 8 6 1 7 5 1 8 83
D11 Jewelry, Symbolic Insignia, and Ornaments 1 1 6 5 10 1 1 4 5 10 7 9 6 5 11 82
D05 Textile or Paper Yard Goods; Sheet Material 0 1 4 1 3 3 36 1 1 1 4 2 6 1 1 65
D22 Arms, Pyrotechnics, Hunting and Fishing Equipment 0 2 0 3 2 0 3 4 2 2 4 3 7 8 12 52
D20 Sales and Advertising Equipment 4 4 1 2 1 0 1 1 3 6 11 5 2 2 1 44
D27 Tobacco and Smokers' Supplies 1 1 5 8 7 0 1 2 2 2 6 2 2 0 2 41
D30 Animal Husbandry 0 4 2 2 1 0 3 2 2 5 3 4 1 2 1 32
D99 Miscellaneous 4 2 1 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 2 8 7 0 2 29
D01 Edible Products 0 3 1 1 0 1 2 0 1 0 4 1 8 0 1 23
D17 Musical Instruments 0 0 0 0 3 1 1 8 2 1 3 0 1 0 0 20
D29 Equipment for Safety, Protection, and Rescue 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 3 5 0 1 2 0 17
ALL ALL CLASSES 485 506 588 509 509 476 474 773 810 976 1196 1070 909 1051 960 11292



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