World Intellectual Property Organization

Statistical Country Profiles

Barbados

Population (Million): 0.28 (2012) (Rank = 173)

Gross Domestic Product (Billion US$)(Constant 2005 US$ (PPP)): 4.79 (2009) (Rank = 148)

IP Filings (Resident + Abroad, Including Regional) and Economy
Year Patent Trademark Industrial Design GDP (Constant 2005 US$)
1998       4.63
1999   140 2 4.75
2000       4.86
2001   408 20 4.62
2002   708 8 4.45
2003 106 1,024 60 4.54
2004   560 219 4.71
2005   390 246 4.86
2006   1,283 64 5.03
2007 927 1,868 276 5.05
2008 789 1,885 153 5.06
2009   1,554   4.79
2010   2,082 96  
2011   1,896 159  
2012   1,153 186  
Patent Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998         12 60
1999     68 82 32 47
2000         43 47
2001     85 79 31 50
2002     93 76 30 55
2003 2 100 121 72 104 53
2004     80 77 337 38
2005     76 74 394 36
2006     44 79 455 35
2007 3 93 109 67 924 31
2008 1 91 84 72 788 33
2009     79 64 525 37
2010     88 65 414 42
2011     71 70 418 41
2012     36 74 367 49
Patent Applications by Top Fields of Technology (1998 - 2012)
Field of Technology Share
Medical technology 49.26
Computer technology 6.66
Pharmaceuticals 5.35
Digital communication 4.71
Audio-visual technology 3.26
Telecommunications 3.03
Basic communication processes 2.55
Electrical machinery, apparatus, energy 2.47
Measurement 1.94
Other special machines 1.88
Others 18.89
Patent Grants
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998            
1999     3 96    
2000         16 42
2001 1 83 5 88 16 42
2002 1 87 7 89 54 35
2003     1 91 113 36
2004     1 86 92 38
2005 1 82 6 80 150 35
2006 2 83 13 80 136 35
2007         238 35
2008         257 35
2009         329 34
2010         378 33
2011     6 83 436 32
2012     16 78 402 34
Patents in Force
Year Patents in Force Rank
2004 42 59
2005 49 51
2006 60 48
2007 62 50
2008 60 67
2009 59 55
2010 57 76
2011 61 76
2012    
Utility Model Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998            
1999            
2000            
2001            
2002         2 55
2003         1 67
2004            
2005         1 60
2006            
2007         2 62
2008            
2009            
2010            
2011         1 79
2012            
Trademark Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998         18 65
1999 127 95 1,123 99 13 72
2000         23 67
2001 132 102 1,020 105 276 58
2002 183 97 1,032 105 525 54
2003 143 100 960 103 881 56
2004 291 95 981 103 269 69
2005 179 103 909 114 211 77
2006 339 94 966 109 944 65
2007 167 100 1,223 104 1,701 62
2008 297 88 1,079 101 1,588 65
2009 168 89 808 100 1,386 65
2010 135 92 1,061 101 1,947 63
2011 142 93 1,229 99 1,754 66
2012 195 84 1,202 96 958 80
Trademark Registrations
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998         10 67
1999 50 88 701 98 4 68
2000         10 64
2001 80 82 1,239 84 23 60
2002 102 82 921 90 29 83
2003 151 83 1,028 87 448 64
2004 147 79 660 98 161 68
2005 148 84 890 102 157 75
2006 62 87 256 109 1,727 54
2007 34 90 351 112 1,110 61
2008 50 84 414 106 1,610 61
2009 31 81 436 106 1,529 64
2010 28 86 283 112 1,553 65
2011 22 90 194 114 1,626 63
2012 40 84 357 112 1,061 69
Industrial Design Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998            
1999 2 77 5 83    
2000            
2001 2 87 3 106 18 52
2002 5 82 2 96 3 65
2003 4 86 11 87 56 51
2004 1 87 1 102 218 40
2005 5 88 6 94 241 42
2006 1 90 1 100 63 63
2007 1 87 3 104 275 43
2008 1 86 4 105 152 51
2009     4 102 215 47
2010 2 87 2 107 94 56
2011 3 97 4 104 156 59
2012 3 97 1 110 183 59
Industrial Design Registrations
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998            
1999 2 64 5 78    
2000            
2001 2 76 1 103 14 53
2002 4 73     4 58
2003 4 74 1 86 20 55
2004 1 78 1 95 129 47
2005 2 81 5 87 348 40
2006 1 82     96 55
2007     2 97 264 45
2008 1 78 1 103 151 49
2009     1 99 102 57
2010 1 83 1 101 217 47
2011 3 79     145 57
2012 3 83     156 60
International Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties
Year PCT System Rank Madrid System Rank Hague System Rank
1998 50 32        
1999 66 30        
2000 81 32        
2001 109 30        
2002 123 31        
2003 190 28        
2004 244 28        
2005 256 28 3 69    
2006 251 29 2 76    
2007 366 28 1 81    
2008 251 30 1 86    
2009 96 38 3 75    
2010 84 40        
2011 110 39 4 73    
2012 165 34        
PCT Top Applicants (Publication Year = 2012)
Applicant Publication Rank
MARVELL WORLD TRADE LTD. 112 166
COOPERVISION INTERNATIONAL HOLDING COMPANY, LP 18 1092
HELEN OF TROY LIMITED 4 4061
PAKIT INTERNATIONAL TRADING COMPANY INC. 2 7182
VALEANT INTERNATIONAL (BARBADOS) SRL 2 7182
GADU INC. 1 12086
GEOTECH AIRBORNE LIMITED 1 12086
IBCO SRL 1 12086
INTELLIGENT DEVICES INC. 1 12086
INTERNATIONAL REFILLS COMPANY LIMITED 1 12086
PCT National Phase Entry (Direct and via Regional Office)
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998         8 45
1999         28 35
2000         38 37
2001     85 37 30 41
2002     93 38 27 45
2003     121 37 72 35
2004     80 48 281 31
2005     76 42 317 30
2006     44 44 310 31
2007     109 32 701 28
2008     84 36 627 30
2009     79 31 471 30
2010     88 39 307 37
2011     71 44 305 37
2012     36 53 271 38
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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