World Intellectual Property Organization

Statistical Country Profiles

United Arab Emirates

Population (Million): 9.21 (2012) (Rank = 91)

Gross Domestic Product (Billion US$)(Constant 2005 US$ (PPP)): 333.86 (2012) (Rank = 32)

IP Filings (Resident + Abroad, Including Regional) and Economy
Year Patent Trademark Industrial Design GDP (Constant 2005 US$)
1998       183.70
1999       189.03
2000       209.55
2001       212.48
2002       217.65
2003       236.80
2004       259.46
2005       272.06
2006       299.01
2007       308.61
2008       318.78
2009       313.65
2010       307.95
2011       319.90
2012       333.86
Patent Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998         4 73
1999         8 66
2000         5 75
2001         5 75
2002         16 65
2003         30 73
2004         43 66
2005         36 71
2006         83 54
2007         85 65
2008         77 65
2009         89 61
2010         124 57
2011         197 55
2012         226 55
Patent Applications by Top Fields of Technology (1998 - 2012)
Field of Technology Share
Civil engineering 8.79
Engines, pumps, turbines 7.22
Other special machines 6.80
Pharmaceuticals 6.28
Computer technology 5.54
Control 5.13
Audio-visual technology 5.13
Medical technology 4.92
IT methods for management 4.92
Electrical machinery, apparatus, energy 4.29
Others 40.98
Patent Grants
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998            
1999            
2000            
2001            
2002            
2003         12 72
2004         5 75
2005         3 79
2006         16 60
2007         35 61
2008         35 64
2009         23 68
2010         28 69
2011         35 66
2012         50 62
Utility Model Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998            
1999            
2000            
2001            
2002         1 62
2003            
2004         1 55
2005            
2006            
2007         7 43
2008         3 52
2009         3 60
2010         2 62
2011         20 37
2012         4 56
Trademark Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998         30 62
1999         33 61
2000         13 70
2001         491 48
2002         486 55
2003         1,235 54
2004         632 55
2005         520 62
2006         3,834 45
2007         5,529 43
2008         6,448 41
2009         3,025 50
2010         5,270 45
2011         7,296 40
2012         6,789 42
Trademark Registrations
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998         4 74
1999         21 60
2000         12 63
2001         18 63
2002         50 75
2003         746 52
2004         149 70
2005         257 68
2006         2,214 48
2007         3,150 50
2008         3,915 45
2009         5,415 42
2010         4,424 45
2011         6,112 40
2012         5,634 41
Industrial Design Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998            
1999            
2000            
2001            
2002         17 51
2003         17 65
2004         51 61
2005         51 73
2006         29 71
2007         194 49
2008         40 73
2009         93 62
2010         36 73
2011         343 49
2012         338 51
Industrial Design Registrations
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998            
1999            
2000            
2001         2 76
2002         17 43
2003         16 61
2004         51 57
2005         53 70
2006         7 82
2007         138 54
2008         94 59
2009         91 58
2010         46 68
2011         147 56
2012         435 47
International Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties
Year PCT System Rank Madrid System Rank Hague System Rank
1998 3 64        
1999 1 74        
2000 7 53 1 57    
2001 9 56 1 65    
2002 6 66        
2003 6 67 2 62    
2004 17 54 1 73    
2005 24 50 3 69    
2006 15 62 2 76    
2007 20 57 5 66    
2008 24 54 8 62    
2009 28 51 9 60 1 36
2010 30 53 5 73 1 37
2011 38 48 7 66    
2012 51 46 6 70    
PCT Top Applicants (Publication Year = 2012)
Applicant Publication Rank
ALSHDAIFAT, WASFI 10 1799
HIMALAYA GLOBAL HOLDINGS LTD. 4 4061
EMIRATES TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION 3 5220
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES UNIVERSITY 3 5220
OIL SPILL CLEANING AND RESCUE SOLUTIONS F.Z.C. 2 7182
ABBA PHARMA LIMITED 1 12086
ABU DHABI NATIONAL INDUSTRIAL PROJECTS CO. 1 12086
ALVIA FZCO 1 12086
ENERPLASTICS LLC 1 12086
GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT MANAGEMENT (FZC) 1 12086
PCT National Phase Entry (Direct and via Regional Office)
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998         3 59
1999         5 56
2000         3 65
2001         3 63
2002         13 54
2003         3 79
2004         18 57
2005         14 62
2006         44 49
2007         39 62
2008         22 68
2009         28 61
2010         49 59
2011         52 57
2012         82 54
Source: WIPO statistics database. Last updated : 03/2014
The statistics are based on data collected from IP offices or extracted from the PATSTAT database (for statistics by field of technology). Data might be missing for some years and offices or may be incomplete for some origins. The data relating to population and gross domestic product (GDP) are from the UN Statistics Division and the World Bank.
A resident filing refers to an application filed in the country by its own resident; whereas a non-resident filing refers to the one filed by a foreign applicant. An abroad filing refers to an application filed by this country's resident at a foreign office.
Where an office provides total filings without breaking them down into resident and non-resident filings, WIPO divides the total count using the historical share of resident filings at that office.
IP filings and Economy lists patent, trademark and industrial design filings worldwide by applicants from this country (resident + abroad).
One filing at the Eurasian Patent Organization (EAPO), the African Intellectual Property Organization (OAPI), the Benelux Office for Intellectual Property (BOIP) or the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (OHIM) is treated as equavalent of multiple abroad filings at each member state; whereas one filing at the European Patent Office (EPO) or the African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO) is counted as one abroad filing due to lack of information on designation.
Contact information: Economics and Statistics Division, WIPO. Tel.: +41-22-338-91-11, email: Ipstats.mail@wipo.int.

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