World Intellectual Property Organization

Statistical Country Profiles

Burkina Faso

Population (Million): 16.46 (2012) (Rank = 63)

Gross Domestic Product (Billion US$)(Constant 2005 US$ (PPP)): 21.46 (2012) (Rank = 109)

IP Filings (Resident + Abroad, Including Regional) and Economy
Year Patent Trademark Industrial Design GDP (Constant 2005 US$)
1998 34 5   9.59
1999 68 1   10.30
2000 34 5 5 10.49
2001   15 15 11.18
2002     18 11.76
2003 17 35 13 12.68
2004 34 42 9 13.24
2005 17 30 153 14.39
2006       15.36
2007       15.92
2008       16.84
2009       17.34
2010 3 35 4 18.72
2011       19.51
2012       21.46
Patent Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998 4 88     30 44
1999 8 88     60 40
2000 4 94     30 51
2001            
2002 2 99     30 55
2003 2 100     15 88
2004 4 93     30 73
2005 2 103     15 89
2006            
2007         1 135
2008            
2009            
2010 2 95     1 140
2011 5 94     77 74
2012 1 103     16 112
Patent Applications by Top Fields of Technology (1998 - 2012)
Field of Technology Share
Furniture, games 33.33
Food chemistry 16.67
Mechanical elements 16.67
Measurement 8.33
Pharmaceuticals 8.33
Other special machines 8.33
Transport 8.33
Others 0.01
Patent Grants
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
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2009         1 120
2010            
2011         1 120
2012            
Utility Model Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
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2010 3 54        
2011            
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Trademark Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998 5 104        
1999 1 113        
2000 5 112        
2001 15 116        
2002            
2003 35 112        
2004 42 112        
2005 30 114        
2006            
2007            
2008            
2009         1 170
2010 34 94     1 174
2011 43 100     652 91
2012 50 95     751 94
Trademark Registrations
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998 5 90        
1999 1 99        
2000 5 92        
2001 15 92        
2002            
2003 35 90        
2004 42 86        
2005 30 89        
2006            
2007         1 159
2008            
2009            
2010         1 176
2011         1 179
2012         7 163
Industrial Design Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998            
1999            
2000 5 81        
2001 15 73        
2002 18 71        
2003 13 75        
2004 9 80        
2005 18 75     135 53
2006            
2007            
2008            
2009            
2010 4 86        
2011 5 93     75 71
2012 4 95     60 77
Industrial Design Registrations
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998            
1999            
2000 1 75        
2001            
2002            
2003            
2004            
2005 8 73     120 57
2006            
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International Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties
Year PCT System Rank Madrid System Rank Hague System Rank
1998            
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2005            
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2007            
2008 1 105        
2009            
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2011            
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PCT National Phase Entry (Direct and via Regional Office)
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
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2011         1 115
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.
Burkina Faso is a member of the African Intellectual Property Organization (OAPI). Patent filings by residents of this country at OAPI are considered both resident and abroad filings via regional office; filings by other nationals at OAPI are considered non-resident filings via regional office for Burkina Faso.
Contact information: Economics and Statistics Division, WIPO. Tel.: +41-22-338-91-11, email: Ipstats.mail@wipo.int.

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