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Statistical Country Profiles

Argentina

Population (Million): 41.09 (2012) (Rank = 32)

Gross Domestic Product (Billion US$)(Constant 2005 US$ (PPP)): 454.53 (2006) (Rank = 23)

IP Filings (Resident + Abroad, Including Regional) and Economy
Year Patent Trademark Industrial Design GDP (Constant 2005 US$)
1998 1,142 54,962 777 396.17
1999 1,204 47,966 682 382.76
2000 1,397 47,298 802 379.74
2001 1,044 31,380 641 362.99
2002 942 33,685 513 323.45
2003 1,108 66,738   352.03
2004 1,047 66,665   383.82
2005 1,277 68,430   419.05
2006 1,304 66,863   454.53
2007 1,248      
2008 1,112      
2009        
2010        
2011        
2012 1,082 66,841 950  
Patent Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998 861 31 5,459 18 281 30
1999 899 31 5,558 17 305 30
2000 1,062 29 5,574 18 335 30
2001 691 34 5,088 21 353 29
2002 718 34 4,143 24 224 32
2003 792 36 3,765 24 316 35
2004 786 35 3,816 23 261 40
2005 1,054 32 4,215 23 223 41
2006 1,020 34 4,597 21 284 41
2007 937 33 4,806 22 311 44
2008 801 36 4,781 19 311 45
2009         312 45
2010         317 44
2011         339 46
2012 735 38 4,078 21 347 50
Patent Applications by Top Fields of Technology (1998 - 2012)
Field of Technology Share
Medical technology 10.17
Pharmaceuticals 9.05
Handling 7.71
Other special machines 7.63
Civil engineering 6.53
Furniture, games 5.17
Mechanical elements 5.08
Transport 5.06
Biotechnology 3.95
Engines, pumps, turbines 3.79
Others 35.86
Patent Grants
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998 307 33 1,382 21 90 32
1999 155 39 1,086 26 96 32
2000 145 38 1,442 20 95 33
2001 115 45 1,118 26 85 33
2002 96 45 815 30 95 32
2003 156 38 1,211 21 95 39
2004 108 40 732 27 100 37
2005 306 32 1,492 20 66 43
2006 512 28 2,410 18 82 42
2007 445 28 2,324 18 88 46
2008 244 35 970 29 102 44
2009         126 46
2010         105 46
2011         112 46
2012 208 38 724 30 146 44
Utility Model Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998 411 15 48 14 27 21
1999 371 16 55 15 30 24
2000         44 16
2001         33 18
2002         17 28
2003         4 47
2004         6 35
2005         16 29
2006         12 31
2007         8 40
2008         16 35
2009         7 44
2010         18 34
2011         7 47
2012 149 30 25 28 2 72
Trademark Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998 52,569 8 19,439 4 2,393 31
1999 45,377 10 19,342 5 2,589 31
2000 42,900 10 18,947 12 4,398 27
2001 27,587 12 12,996 19 3,793 34
2002 30,721 11 12,091 16 2,964 34
2003 61,843 9 19,373 5 4,895 28
2004 59,683 9 16,748 10 6,982 28
2005 61,464 9 16,708 11 6,966 28
2006 60,777 10 18,362 11 6,086 35
2007         6,995 38
2008         7,060 40
2009         5,413 42
2010         5,579 43
2011         5,714 44
2012 61,165 11 21,998 12 5,676 47
Trademark Registrations
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998 42,661 6 19,010 2 2,857 23
1999 37,844 6 15,711 4 2,044 28
2000 31,430 6 13,951 7 1,430 33
2001         1,488 30
2002 35,474 6 17,914 4 1,548 31
2003 39,231 6 17,032 4 1,603 42
2004         3,314 33
2005         4,880 33
2006         6,095 30
2007         5,402 36
2008         6,194 38
2009         5,630 41
2010         5,570 42
2011         4,657 46
2012 51,646 8 12,649 14 4,767 46
Industrial Design Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998 733 23 412 47 44 35
1999 620 27 414 44 62 31
2000 758 23 490 45 44 36
2001 592 27 515 41 49 37
2002 495 31 360 48 18 48
2003         65 48
2004         145 48
2005         169 49
2006         116 55
2007         124 55
2008         181 48
2009         124 55
2010         40 72
2011         62 75
2012 737 32 837 22 213 57
Industrial Design Registrations
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998 847 14 390 43 10 43
1999 694 16 373 40 23 41
2000 768 16 465 37 24 39
2001 623 19 497 39 11 54
2002 523 23 388 44 4 58
2003         33 50
2004 654 19 382 41 143 45
2005         146 52
2006         105 52
2007         143 52
2008         132 52
2009         157 51
2010         73 63
2011         35 70
2012 717 26 740 21 128 61
International Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties
Year PCT System Rank Madrid System Rank Hague System Rank
1998 4 58        
1999 6 56        
2000 9 49        
2001 9 56 1 65 1 26
2002 8 64        
2003 14 57 2 62    
2004 11 62 1 73    
2005 20 54 6 62    
2006 20 53 3 72    
2007 32 49 1 81    
2008 24 54 2 77    
2009 10 66        
2010 16 63 3 78    
2011 25 56 1 89    
2012 27 58 2 86    
PCT Top Applicants (Publication Year = 2012)
Applicant Publication Rank
CONSEJO NACIONAL DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS Y TECNICAS (CONICET) 4 4061
CANTONI GRUAS Y MONTAJES S.R.L. 3 5220
DIXAR INC. S.A. 1 12086
DONOSVASA S.A. 1 12086
GADOR S.A. 1 12086
NOSTROMO, LLC 1 12086
UNIVERSIDAD NACIONAL DE QUILMES 1 12086
UNIVERSIDAD NACIONAL DE TUCUMAN 1 12086
PCT National Phase Entry (Direct and via Regional Office)
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998         5 50
1999         8 51
2000         6 55
2001         26 42
2002         6 61
2003         14 55
2004         24 52
2005         36 51
2006         58 46
2007         51 55
2008         75 49
2009         91 50
2010         83 50
2011         120 47
2012         129 48
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.
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