Ferrero Patents – Key Insights and Stats

Ferrero has a total of 2148 patents globally, out of which 1660 have been granted. Of these 2148 patents, more than 57% patents are active. European Countries is where Ferrero has filed the maximum number of patents, followed by United States of America. Parallelly, Italy seems to be the main focused R&D centre of Ferrero.

Ferrero was founded in the year 1946 by Giovanni Ferrero and Pietro Ferrero. The company, the maker of Nutella, Tic Tac, Mon Chéri and Kinder, is an Italian manufacturer of branded chocolate and confectionery products and it is the third biggest chocolate producer and Confectionery Company in the world.

Do read about some of the most popular patents of Ferrero which have been covered by us in this article and also you can find Ferrero patents information, the worldwide patent filing activity and its patent filing trend over the years, and many other stats over Ferrero patent portfolio.

How many patents does the founder and the CEO of Ferrero have?

The founders, Giovanni Ferrero and Pietro Ferrero, have 15 & 688 patents respectively. The CEO, Lapo Civiletti, has 0 patents.

How many patents does Ferrero have?

Ferrero has a total of 2148 patents globally. These patents belong to 808 unique patent families. Out of 2148 patents, 1226 patents are active.

How Many Patents did Ferrero File Every Year?

Ferrero Patent Filing Trend

Are you wondering why there is a drop in patent filing for the last two years? It is because a patent application can take up to 18 months to get published. Certainly, it doesn’t suggest a decrease in the patent filing.

Year of Patents Filing or GrantFerrero Applications FiledFerrero Patents Granted
20222150
20212451
20205968
20196574
201813192
20178080
20167183
201590109
20147791
2013116134
201213072
2011119100

How many Ferrero patents are Alive/Dead?

Ferrero Patent Portfolio

How Many Patents did Ferrero File in Different Countries?

Ferrero Worldwide Patent Filing

Countries in which Ferrero Filed Patents

CountryPatents
Europe218
Germany201
United States Of America138
Italy124
China110
Brazil108
Russia99
Mexico91
Canada88
United Kingdom84
Spain83
Poland83
Australia76
Austria67
India42
Argentina42
Hong Kong (S.A.R.)34
Japan30
South Africa27
Montenegro27
Luxembourg23
Singapore17
Denmark15
Turkey13
Portugal12
Taiwan12
Indonesia11
France11
Malaysia11
Hungary10

Where are Research Centres of Ferrero Patents Located?

R&D Centres of Ferrero

10 Best Ferrero Patents

US20040068310A1 is the most popular patent in the Ferrero portfolio. It has received 78 citations so far from companies like Life Recovery Systems Hd, Pulsar Scientific, and Thermotek.

Below is the list of 10 most cited patents of Ferrero:

Publication NumberCitation Count
US20040068310A178
USD526571S146
US6450343B134
WO2007074355A133
USD560326S128
WO2005110880A127
USD653547S127
USD558058S126
USD553460S123
USD520357S122

What are Ferrero key innovation segments?

What Technologies are Covered by Ferrero?

The chart below distributes patents filed by Ferrero in different countries on the basis of the technology protected in patents. It also represents the markets where Ferrero thinks it’s important to protect particular technology inventions.

R&D Focus: How has Ferrero search focus changed over the years?

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Updated on January 9, 2023

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