World Intellectual Property Organization

Statistical Country Profiles

Albania

Population (Million): 3.16 (2012) (Rank = 133)

Gross Domestic Product (Billion US$)(Constant 2005 US$ (PPP)): 25.48 (2012) (Rank = 102)

IP Filings (Resident + Abroad, Including Regional) and Economy
Year Patent Trademark Industrial Design GDP (Constant 2005 US$)
1998   27   12.48
1999   17   13.74
2000   36   14.74
2001   100   15.78
2002   106   16.23
2003   148   17.16
2004   156   18.17
2005   275   19.17
2006   193   20.13
2007   196   21.32
2008   232   22.96
2009   260   23.72
2010   351 6 24.55
2011 4 308 12 25.28
2012       25.48
Patent Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998         1 85
1999            
2000            
2001     120 74 2 86
2002     238 59 1 99
2003     391 51 1 135
2004         3 117
2005     386 49 1 133
2006            
2007         1 135
2008         2 123
2009     361 42 4 116
2010         3 122
2011 3 99 8 95 1 153
2012         1 155
Patent Applications by Top Fields of Technology (1998 - 2012)
Field of Technology Share
Engines, pumps, turbines 15.56
Pharmaceuticals 13.33
Organic fine chemistry 6.67
Basic materials chemistry 6.67
Chemical engineering 6.67
Mechanical elements 6.67
Furniture, games 6.67
IT methods for management 4.44
Measurement 4.44
Medical technology 4.44
Others 24.44
Patent Grants
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
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2011 1 86 20 77    
2012            
Patents in Force
Year Patents in Force Rank
2004    
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2010 349 65
2011 64 75
2012    
Utility Model Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
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2009 1 53        
2010     1 50    
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Trademark Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998 27 100 2,805 76    
1999 17 109 2,540 76    
2000 32 107 2,703 82 4 88
2001 54 108 2,766 78 46 82
2002 106 104 2,308 77    
2003 132 101 2,281 80 16 129
2004 128 104 2,540 83 28 104
2005 147 105 3,555 74 128 85
2006 186 103 3,699 77 7 144
2007 148 102 4,015 71 48 123
2008 216 92 4,380 62 16 137
2009 213 86 3,810 53 47 129
2010 286 88 3,562 55 65 133
2011 274 82 3,560 55 34 158
2012     2,700 69 94 139
Trademark Registrations
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998     2,324 74    
1999     2,038 77    
2000     2,170 77 7 68
2001     4,138 54 1 95
2002     1,758 76    
2003     1,830 75 11 130
2004     2,141 74 16 102
2005     2,730 71 110 83
2006     2,890 71 3 139
2007     3,270 70 17 129
2008     3,591 63 15 138
2009     3,070 57 34 129
2010     2,912 56 10 155
2011 212 81 3,123 57 30 142
2012     2,694 66 57 133
Industrial Design Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
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2006            
2007     175 55 4 92
2008     265 44    
2009     172 44    
2010 6 83 188 41    
2011 12 84 190 44    
2012     170 49 2 113
Industrial Design Registrations
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998            
1999            
2000            
2001         1 84
2002            
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2005            
2006            
2007     175 52    
2008     265 42    
2009     172 41    
2010 4 79 187 37    
2011     197 41 1 100
2012     170 46    
International Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties
Year PCT System Rank Madrid System Rank Hague System Rank
1998            
1999            
2000     2 53    
2001 8 60        
2002            
2003     1 68    
2004 1 96 1 73    
2005     8 59    
2006 1 101        
2007     1 81    
2008     1 86    
2009            
2010 1 105        
2011     2 83    
2012 3 94 2 86 2 36
PCT National Phase Entry (Direct and via Regional Office)
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998         1 66
1999            
2000            
2001     19 47 2 70
2002     14 49    
2003     17 51    
2004         1 93
2005     4 62    
2006            
2007         1 107
2008         2 96
2009     12 49 2 98
2010         2 103
2011     6 65    
2012         1 118
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.
Albania is a member of the European Patent Convention from 2010. Patent filings by residents of this country at the European Patent Office (EPO) are considered both resident and abroad filings via regional office. Due to lack of information on designation, filings by other nationals at the EPO are not counted as non-resident filings for Albania.
Contact information: Economics and Statistics Division, WIPO. Tel.: +41-22-338-91-11, email: Ipstats.mail@wipo.int.

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