What Did The Patent Landscape of ADIDAS Look Like?

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Adidas is a multinational corporation specializing in the design, manufacturing, and marketing of sportswear, footwear, and accessories. The company was founded in 1949 by Adolf Dassler in Germany and has since grown to become one of the world’s largest sportswear brands. As of April 2023, Adidas’ market capitalization is not known as it is subject to change based on the company’s performance in the stock market.  

ADIDAS has a total of 963 patent families globally. Out of 963patents families, 370 patents families are active    

Have a look at some of the most well-known patents held by ADIDAS that we have covered in this article. You can also get information on ADIDAS patents, the global patent filing activity country-wise, its historical patent filing trends, and many more statistics regarding the ADIDAS patent portfolio.       

Patent-Application Success Trend Year Wise in Adidas

What Did The Patent Landscape of ADIDAS Look Like?

This chart shows the number of applications filed and the number of grants from these applications. Grant rate is a good indicator to identify successful applications and the graph helps to understand the progress in the technology area. 

Detailed Patent Portfolio Of Adidas

Publication Type 

Simple Legal Status 

Legal State 

Count of Publications 

APPLICATION 

DEAD 

NON-PAYMENT 

47 

DISCONTINUATION 

29 

EXPIRED 

27 

WITHDRAWN 

23 

LAPSED 

22 

REJECTED 

16 

ABANDONED 

15 

CEASED 

8 

ACTIVE 

GRANTED 

135 

PENDING 

EXAMINATION 

56 

DESIGN 

DEAD 

EXPIRED 

157 

ACTIVE 

GRANTED 

145 

PATENT 

DEAD 

EXPIRED 

65 

CEASED 

46 

NON-PAYMENT 

39 

ABANDONED 

9 

WITHDRAWN 

4 

ACTIVE 

GRANTED 

82 

PENDING 

EXAMINATION 

4 

UTILITY MODEL 

DEAD 

EXPIRED 

33 

ACTIVE 

GRANTED 

4 

OTHERS 

ACTIVE 

GRANTED 

4 

Technology Domain-wise Patent Trend in Adidas

What Did The Patent Landscape of ADIDAS Look Like?

The chart above distributes patents filed till 2021 in Adidas on the basis of the technology protected in patents. This helps to understand the most frequently used concepts and the key focus areas in the technology space.

Top Publications In The Domain With Their Forward Citation Frequency

The table below depicts the patents with most number of forward citations. These patents are likely to be the source of advancement in the domain and can be considered as valuable and core inventions. 

Publication Number 

Year Wise Break Down 

Count of Citing Patents 

< 2006 

2006-2010 

2011-2015 

2016-2020 

>2020 

US-6047203-A 

117 

214 

338 

344 

145 

1158 

US-20040102931-A1 

13 

123 

152 

216 

85 

589 

US-20090048044-A1 

0 

20 

148 

290 

62 

520 

US-5547427-A 

106 

187 

64 

103 

31 

491 

US-6015388-A 

66 

138 

166 

68 

15 

453 

US-20070050715-A1 

1 

75 

159 

166 

31 

432 

US-5766092-A 

51 

72 

56 

128 

122 

429 

US-5447311-A 

56 

44 

53 

131 

114 

398 

US-5337492-A 

64 

95 

88 

100 

40 

387 

US-5447309-A 

35 

98 

94 

114 

33 

374 

Who Were The Leading Patent Filers Countries Till 2021 In Adidas? 

What Did The Patent Landscape of ADIDAS Look Like?

IPC Classification Wise Patent Trend In Adidas

The table below represents the top 10 market domains according to their IPC classification where inventors believed it was critical to safeguard certain technical inventions. 

IPC Classification 

Number of Applications 

Number of Granted 

% Granted 

CHARACTERISTIC FEATURES OF FOOTWEAR; PARTS OF FOOTWEAR (A43B) 

320 

127 

40 

APPARATUS FOR PHYSICAL TRAINING, GYMNASTICS, SWIMMING, CLIMBING, OR FENCING; BALL GAMES; TRAINING EQUIPMENT (A63B) 

148 

85 

57 

OUTERWEAR; PROTECTIVE GARMENTS; ACCESSORIES (A41D) 

58 

19 

33 

FASTENINGS OR ATTACHMENTS FOR FOOTWEAR; LACES IN GENERAL (A43C) 

55 

24 

44 

PRODUCING PARTICULAR ARTICLES FROM PLASTICS OR FROM SUBSTANCES IN A PLASTIC STATE (B29D) 

44 

14 

32 

MACHINES, TOOLS, EQUIPMENT OR METHODS FOR MANUFACTURING OR REPAIRING FOOTWEAR (A43D) 

43 

8 

19 

SHAPING OR JOINING OF PLASTICS; SHAPING OF MATERIAL IN A PLASTIC STATE, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR; AFTER-TREATMENT OF THE SHAPED PRODUCTS, e.g. REPAIRING (B29C) 

43 

13 

30 

DIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION (A61B) 

38 

13 

34 

SKATES; SKIS; ROLLER SKATES; DESIGN OR LAYOUT OF COURTS, RINKS OR THE LIKE (A63C) 

21 

8 

38 

KNITTING (D04B) 

18 

8 

44 

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