Loreal Patents – Insights & Stats (Updated 2024)

Loreal has a total of 44224 patents globally, out of which 23477 have been granted. Of these 44224 patents, more than 36% patents are active. France is where Loreal has filed the maximum number of patents, followed by United States of America and Europe (EPO). Parallelly, France seems to be the main focused R&D centre and also is the origin country of Loreal.

Loreal was founded in the year 1909. The Company manufactures cosmetics. The Company offers mascara, lip gloss, foundation, eyeshadow, primer, nail polish, lipstick, face powder, blusher and concealer, as well as skin, hair and body care products.

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

How many patents does Loreal have?

Loreal has a total of 44224 patents globally. These patents belong to 13553 unique patent families. Out of 44224 patents, 16428 patents are active.

How Many Patents did Loreal File Every Year?

Loreal 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 GrantLoreal Applications FiledLoreal Patents Granted
20241137
2023289280
2022954402
202114201602
202018001688
201916421545
201817051524
201717671292
201619691170
201523121059
20142197274
20131822691

How many Loreal patents are Alive/Dead?

Loreal Patent Portfolio

How Many Patents did Loreal File in Different Countries?

Loreal Worldwide Patent Filing

Countries in which Loreal Filed Patents

CountryPatents
France8358
United States of America6165
Europe (EPO)5385
Japan3839
Germany2902
China2871
Spain2521
Brazil1634
Austria1318
Korea (South)1281
Mexico587
India412
Russian Federation290
Italy274
United Kingdom194
Australia160
Canada159
Poland151
Portugal121
South Africa121
Denmark72
Argentina54
Norway53
Hong Kong (S.A.R.)42
Indonesia41
Singapore32
Taiwan25
Hungary23
Malaysia10
Chile9
Israel9
Slovakia7
Turkey7
Czech Republic5
Philippines4
Cyprus3
Slovenia3
Colombia3
Thailand2
Ukraine2
New Zealand2
Switzerland2
Macao1
Serbia1
Saudi Arabia1
United Arab Emirates1
Viet Nam1
Malta1
Finland1
Africa1
Eurasian Patent Organization1
Croatia1
Albania1
San Marino1

Where are Research Centres of Loreal Patents Located?

R&D Centers of Loreal

10 Best Loreal Patents

US6663659B2 is the most popular patent in the Loreal portfolio. It has received 396 citations so far from companies like Altus Medical, Spectragenics Inc and Cutera Inc.

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

Publication NumberCitation Count
US6663659B2396
US6676655B2356
US20040175338A1337
US6936044B2311
US6730789B1294
WO2006032741A1292
US6887260B1278
US20030235553A1269
US20040170586A1257
EP2168633B1249

How many inventions of other companies were rejected due to Loreal patents?

The statistics below share strategic R&D insights. It tells the companies that were trying to protect inventions similar to Loreal invention. They couldn’t because Loreal had protected those before them.

Examiners at the USPTO referred 1604 Loreal patents in 6310 rejections (35 USC § 102 or 35 USC § 103 types).

The top citing companies in the Loreal patent portfolio are The Procter & Gamble, Henkel Ag & Co and Conopco Inc.

List of the Companies whose Patents were rejected citing Loreal –

CompanyNumber of Patent Applications that faced Rejection Citing Loreal PatentsNumber of Rejections (102 & 103)
The Procter & Gamble144465
Henkel Ag & Co122267
Conopco Inc53115
Shiseido Company50149
Kao Corporation44127
Elc Management41107
Amorepacific Corporation41113
Avon Products36124
Basf Se3592
Albea Services2664

Count of 102 and 103 Type Rejections based on Loreal Patents

Top Loreal Patents used in Rejecting Most Patent Applications

Patent NumberCount of Rejected Applications
US6663659B227
US7437344B220
US6676655B219
US20070258656A115
US20070186951A114
US20080267443A114
US7481592B211
US7648364B211
US7634103B210
US6936044B210
US20090071493A110
US20070206986A110
US20120003284A19
US20050048018A19
US9107486B28

What Percentage of Loreal US Patent Applications were Granted?

Loreal (Excluding its subsidiaries) has filed 3808 patent applications at USPTO so far (Excluding Design and PCT applications). Out of these 2422 have been granted leading to a grant rate of 71.03%.

Below are the key stats of Loreal patent prosecution at the USPTO.

Which Law Firms Filed Most US Patents for Loreal?

Law FirmTotal ApplicationsSuccess Rate
Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner77269.79%
Oblon Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt Llp63270.37%
The Marbury Law Group Pllc22564.06%
Cushman Darby & Cushman18986.77%
Polsinelli Pc18272.79%
Oliff Plc15679.74%
Cojk L Oreal Usa12289.47%
Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney Pc11765.05%
Christensen O Connor Johnson Kindness Pllc11367.74%
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman Llp9455.06%

“At L’Oréal, there is no innovation without science, and that’s what has made us different since 1909. It was the original gamble that Eugène Schueller took when he created the company.”

L’Oréal finds, invents, and develops products that are ever more effective and meet the highest quality and safety standards, delivering a constantly improved response to people’ Beauty demands and aspirations.

Nature has long been a source of inspiration for L’Oréal. They were able to build more environmentally friendly production procedures by understanding nature’s systems. L’Oréal develops solutions that use natural or natural-derived ingredients and, in either case, are environmentally friendly. To solve these issues, it has developed a well-known competence called Green Sciences, which is built on a science-nature accord.

Another infinite source of inspiration is technology, which has fundamentally altered how we engage with beauty and cosmetics. As a result, L’Oréal enthusiastically embraces scientific breakthroughs that reimagine beauty and cosmetic regimens. It tailors Beauty experiences to each of our customers’ demands using Augmented Reality, Artificial Intelligence, and data processing and offers a wide choice of innovative solutions. Ideas are becoming a reality as a result of these advancements, and it is a prominent voice in the beauty revolution.

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What are Loreal key innovation segments?

What Technologies are Covered by Loreal?

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

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

Interested in knowing about the areas of innovation that are being protected by Loreal?

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