World Intellectual Property Organization

Statistical Country Profiles

Afghanistan

Population (Million): 29.82 (2012) (Rank = 42)

Gross Domestic Product (Billion US$)(Constant 2005 US$ (PPP)): 35.94 (2011) (Rank = 91)

IP Filings (Resident + Abroad, Including Regional) and Economy
Year Patent Trademark Industrial Design GDP (Constant 2005 US$)
1998        
1999        
2000        
2001        
2002       16.89
2003       18.32
2004       18.51
2005       20.58
2006       21.72
2007       24.71
2008       25.60
2009       30.98
2010       33.60
2011       35.94
2012        
Patent Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998            
1999            
2000            
2001            
2002            
2003            
2004         1 134
2005         1 133
2006            
2007         2 122
2008            
2009         1 134
2010         3 122
2011         4 134
2012         5 131
Patent Applications by Top Fields of Technology (1998 - 2012)
Field of Technology Share
Electrical machinery, apparatus, energy 16.67
Medical technology 11.11
Organic fine chemistry 11.11
Pharmaceuticals 11.11
Basic materials chemistry 11.11
Handling 11.11
Optics 5.56
Control 5.56
Biotechnology 5.56
Materials, metallurgy 5.56
Others 5.54
Patent Grants
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998            
1999            
2000            
2001            
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2003            
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2005            
2006            
2007            
2008            
2009         3 103
2010            
2011         1 120
2012         2 114
Utility Model Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998            
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Trademark Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998            
1999            
2000            
2001         1 114
2002            
2003            
2004            
2005         10 125
2006         20 137
2007         19 142
2008         93 114
2009         19 146
2010         91 123
2011         136 127
2012         71 144
Trademark Registrations
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998            
1999            
2000            
2001            
2002            
2003         1 148
2004            
2005            
2006         3 139
2007         8 137
2008         8 145
2009         37 126
2010         168 105
2011         140 113
2012         60 131
Industrial Design Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998            
1999            
2000            
2001            
2002            
2003            
2004            
2005            
2006            
2007         1 103
2008            
2009         2 92
2010         29 78
2011         11 95
2012         3 107
Industrial Design Registrations
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998            
1999            
2000            
2001            
2002            
2003            
2004            
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2008            
2009            
2010         21 82
2011         11 83
2012         5 91
International Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties
Year PCT System Rank Madrid System Rank Hague System Rank
1998            
1999            
2000            
2001            
2002            
2003            
2004            
2005            
2006            
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PCT National Phase Entry (Direct and via Regional Office)
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998            
1999            
2000            
2001            
2002            
2003            
2004         1 93
2005            
2006            
2007         2 96
2008            
2009            
2010            
2011         3 101
2012         4 99
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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