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Statistical Country Profiles

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Population (Million): 3.83 (2012) (Rank = 126)

Gross Domestic Product (Billion US$)(Constant 2005 US$ (PPP)): 28.2 (2012) (Rank = 100)

IP Filings (Resident + Abroad, Including Regional) and Economy
Year Patent Trademark Industrial Design GDP (Constant 2005 US$)
1998       16.28
1999 49 84 8 17.84
2000 34 104 6 18.82
2001 53 152 9 19.65
2002       20.69
2003 34 322 17 21.52
2004 59 412 28 22.83
2005 70 371 25 23.97
2006 55 545 60 25.46
2007   634 29 27.20
2008 68 594 16 28.68
2009       27.84
2010 64 759 44 28.04
2011 48 534 86 28.40
2012 9 396 45 28.20
Patent Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998         4 73
1999 23 81 105 77 26 51
2000 31 80 242 63 3 84
2001 52 72 309 55 1 97
2002            
2003 32 77 242 61 2 127
2004 50 71 346 50 9 98
2005 66 73 306 53 4 116
2006 55 75 162 65    
2007         7 103
2008 59 74 12 92 9 104
2009         18 90
2010 56 74 9 88 8 109
2011 43 74 12 90 5 132
2012 2 99 14 85 7 127
Patent Applications by Top Fields of Technology (1998 - 2012)
Field of Technology Share
Civil engineering 9.96
Pharmaceuticals 8.66
Other consumer goods 7.79
Engines, pumps, turbines 7.79
Furniture, games 7.36
Medical technology 7.36
Transport 4.76
Electrical machinery, apparatus, energy 4.76
Biotechnology 4.76
Mechanical elements 4.33
Others 32.47
Patent Grants
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998            
1999     5 95    
2000            
2001            
2002            
2003 4 79 17 78 4 91
2004 1 79 13 75 2 92
2005 10 71 36 66    
2006 38 68 234 48    
2007         1 104
2008 33 64 94 62 2 108
2009         2 108
2010 26 63 147 50 1 122
2011 28 67 87 59 1 120
2012 16 67 41 69 6 97
Patents in Force
Year Patents in Force Rank
2004 76 57
2005 120 49
2006 194 47
2007    
2008 329 62
2009    
2010 716 58
2011 746 59
2012 734 57
Utility Model Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998            
1999            
2000            
2001            
2002         9 34
2003 7 43     1 67
2004            
2005            
2006            
2007         1 67
2008         3 52
2009         2 64
2010         1 71
2011            
2012            
Trademark Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998     3,827 65    
1999 84 102 3,935 63    
2000 104 98 4,119 67    
2001 152 100 4,298 63    
2002     3,283 67 28 103
2003 179 96 4,240 62 143 97
2004 267 98 3,986 64 145 82
2005 295 94 4,708 60 76 94
2006 320 96 4,675 59 225 102
2007 335 93 5,023 57 299 95
2008 416 84 5,122 52 178 106
2009     3,786 54 211 98
2010 298 87 4,432 46 461 93
2011 243 85 4,295 45 291 113
2012 224 81 4,293 47 172 120
Trademark Registrations
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998     3,766 58    
1999 24 95 3,754 55    
2000 30 83 4,288 55    
2001 63 84 4,301 53    
2002     3,219 59 22 87
2003 163 79 4,601 51 122 81
2004 170 76 3,651 53 136 72
2005 100 87 4,248 52 77 87
2006 118 83 4,343 49 189 99
2007 120 84 4,527 48 240 94
2008 203 79 4,726 48 153 103
2009     3,765 48 261 95
2010 273 80 5,149 35 408 91
2011 148 86 4,951 39 287 102
2012 330 76 4,789 41 159 109
Industrial Design Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998            
1999 8 70 14 75    
2000 6 79 25 75    
2001 6 82 13 80 3 80
2002            
2003 16 74 40 77 1 95
2004 28 72 30 81    
2005 25 72 25 79    
2006 10 77 25 77 50 66
2007 27 71 45 74 2 98
2008 14 77 49 72 2 99
2009     70 60 1 101
2010 16 77 227 38 28 81
2011 13 81 248 36 73 73
2012 38 70 280 36 7 99
Industrial Design Registrations
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998            
1999 4 62 10 71    
2000 7 67 32 68    
2001 5 70 28 69    
2002            
2003 6 72 6 78    
2004 11 64 38 74    
2005 21 64 13 82    
2006 18 70 20 77    
2007 7 69 13 85 28 78
2008 6 72 18 85 2 98
2009     70 55 2 94
2010 6 75 242 32 27 76
2011 3 79 255 36 71 63
2012 10 72 286 32 9 86
International Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties
Year PCT System Rank Madrid System Rank Hague System Rank
1998 3 64        
1999 1 74        
2000 4 64 3 49    
2001 7 63 12 41    
2002 5 71 10 45    
2003 7 63 14 45    
2004 3 80 26 46    
2005 7 69 12 54    
2006 8 71 24 46    
2007 13 65 26 50    
2008 9 70 26 50    
2009 11 65 7 62    
2010 13 67 91 37 3 33
2011 6 77 20 56 2 37
2012 9 74 12 61 2 36
PCT Top Applicants (Publication Year = 2012)
Applicant Publication Rank
GLOBAL ISPAT KOKSNA INDUSTRIJA D.O.O. LUKAVAC 1 12086
PCT National Phase Entry (Direct and via Regional Office)
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998         3 59
1999     90 35    
2000     113 37 3 65
2001     78 38    
2002            
2003            
2004 3 45 46 51 9 65
2005         1 89
2006     160 32    
2007         2 96
2008     9 53 2 96
2009         13 78
2010     4 64 3 98
2011     9 62 2 106
2012     14 57 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.
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