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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

ALL FOREIGN REGIONS

( 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
D14 Recording, Communication, or Information Retrieval Equipment 653 777 705 782 982 1078 785 1505 1687 2128 1823 1600 1378 1431 1640 18954
D12 Transportation 307 400 394 437 442 525 469 739 682 873 1114 963 837 809 845 9836
D13 Equipment for Production, Distribution, or Transformation of Energy 276 296 299 330 364 306 341 560 597 818 873 748 688 680 702 7878
D06 Furnishings 391 471 593 463 472 487 399 514 686 600 643 503 450 531 530 7733
D26 Lighting 203 289 395 281 363 342 219 427 519 683 692 723 824 665 578 7203
D23 Environmental Heating and Cooling; Fluid Handling and Sanitary Equipment 273 372 351 394 352 391 265 532 579 624 630 615 483 452 517 6830
D08 Tools and Hardware 321 391 410 370 431 315 280 625 617 624 452 366 451 403 420 6476
D07 Equipment for Preparing or Serving Food or Drink Not Elsewhere Specified 303 343 410 312 388 348 246 446 529 576 448 434 426 438 453 6100
D09 Packages and Containers for Goods 205 255 232 229 279 206 226 399 560 477 549 437 441 404 496 5395
D24 Medical and Laboratory Equipment 147 170 221 148 233 219 129 251 475 472 489 575 518 563 674 5284
D10 Measuring, Testing, or Signalling Instruments 314 319 342 320 254 280 237 370 408 514 404 378 269 356 333 5098
D16 Photography and Optical Equipment 200 259 243 201 262 210 214 296 481 426 269 249 327 282 323 4242
D15 Machines Not Elsewhere Specified 126 161 173 198 203 223 155 345 325 323 356 365 360 396 454 4163
D21 Games, Toys, and Sports Goods 312 309 287 268 201 186 180 289 240 291 247 277 252 195 263 3797
D02 Apparel and Haberdashery 113 87 82 143 106 166 160 263 304 408 261 231 203 234 177 2938
D03 Travel Goods and Personal Belongings 117 131 150 165 134 127 140 181 232 237 197 235 219 243 256 2764
D11 Jewelry, Symbolic Insignia, and Ornaments 115 131 166 139 159 138 139 181 187 237 245 246 242 194 191 2710
D18 Printing and Office Machinery 108 176 209 142 123 125 107 336 282 205 196 160 145 133 176 2623
D19 Office Supplies; Artists' and Teachers' Materials 110 142 174 155 146 169 156 129 195 261 208 174 175 169 145 2508
D32 Washing, Cleaning, or Drying Machine 58 66 92 106 96 106 84 208 219 252 169 164 156 174 161 2111
D28 Cosmetic Products and Toilet Articles 78 132 131 87 142 92 77 150 162 156 155 131 164 147 162 1966
D25 Building Units and Construction Elements 78 110 81 94 78 74 50 75 120 140 170 175 98 121 140 1604
D34 Material or Article Handling Equipment 47 53 75 73 73 63 26 121 159 120 96 73 105 89 73 1246
D04 Brushware 36 52 66 95 78 66 88 77 64 85 63 55 59 69 83 1036
D29 Equipment for Safety, Protection, and Rescue 23 28 35 38 29 48 20 50 63 61 39 40 42 64 54 634
D22 Arms, Pyrotechnics, Hunting and Fishing Equipment 31 35 28 36 24 28 41 53 32 38 51 60 58 44 72 631
D20 Sales and Advertising Equipment 38 48 45 20 28 26 27 36 44 48 56 40 42 25 33 556
D30 Animal Husbandry 16 30 33 12 17 16 21 31 25 30 35 49 34 53 45 447
D05 Textile or Paper Yard Goods; Sheet Material 14 20 22 20 17 17 53 20 19 31 25 26 54 46 60 444
D27 Tobacco and Smokers' Supplies 19 23 32 38 28 27 14 21 24 32 35 29 25 17 30 394
D01 Edible Products 11 15 21 8 6 17 16 17 14 22 59 25 51 33 25 340
D17 Musical Instruments 24 16 14 13 13 14 29 19 29 49 31 20 9 18 32 330
D99 Miscellaneous 11 22 15 9 6 8 4 8 9 11 10 21 15 28 13 190
ALL ALL CLASSES 5078 6129 6526 6126 6529 6443 5397 9274 10568 11852 11090 10187 9600 9506 10156 124461



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