Women in IP

Women and IP: Accelerating innovation and creativity

This year's "World Intellectual Property Day" was dominated by women: Almost half of the world's population is female, but women file significantly fewer patents than men. This needs to change, because women shape the world with their ingenuity and female perspective on things. Together with our cooperation partners, the patent information centers, we present women inventors, designers and trademark owners from all over Germany. The good news is that there are many of them and they have put very different ideas into practice. Let yourself be inspired and come along on an exciting journey through Germany with the "Women in IP".

World Intellectual Property Day 2023: Gallery - Celebrating innovative, creative and enterprising women around the world

The externer Link World Intellectual Property Day Gallery features women from around the world who are forging new horizons with their groundbreaking ideas.

Colleagues from the European Patent Offices wish you a happy #WorldIPDay!

Only 1 in 4 designers in the EU are women

Women designers are under-represented in the design profession and in the creation of Registered Community Designs, and they earn less than their male colleagues. These are the main findings of the Women in Design study, published by the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO).

Only 1 in 4 designers working in the EU in 2021 were women (24 %). There are significant differences among the EU Member States, ranging from 17 % women designers in the Netherlands, and 18 % in Hungary and Slovakia to 33 % in Latvia.

This gap is also reflected in a lower participation of women registering designs at the EUIPO. According to data from the EUIPO’s Registered Community Design (RCD) filings, only 21 % of the designs registered by EU-based owners have at least one woman designer listed. More on the externer Link EUIPO website.

Last updated: 24 April 2024