World Intellectual Property Organization

Statistical Country Profiles

Bahrain

Population (Million): 1.32 (2012) (Rank = 150)

Gross Domestic Product (Billion US$)(Constant 2005 US$ (PPP)): 28.39 (2012) (Rank = 99)

IP Filings (Resident + Abroad, Including Regional) and Economy
Year Patent Trademark Industrial Design GDP (Constant 2005 US$)
1998   198   13.79
1999   170   14.38
2000   217   15.14
2001   193   15.84
2002   394   16.67
2003   438   17.87
2004   333   18.87
2005   343   20.34
2006   573   21.71
2007   539   23.52
2008   816   25.00
2009   442   25.77
2010       26.89
2011 11 706   27.46
2012 20 548 11 28.39
Patent Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998            
1999            
2000         3 84
2001         7 70
2002         3 86
2003         2 127
2004         3 117
2005         2 126
2006         3 102
2007         3 115
2008         5 111
2009         10 103
2010         9 106
2011 1 107 139 62 10 119
2012 3 96 161 57 17 110
Patent Applications by Top Fields of Technology (1998 - 2012)
Field of Technology Share
Other special machines 31.91
Mechanical elements 21.28
Civil engineering 7.45
Control 5.32
IT methods for management 5.32
Furniture, games 5.32
Biotechnology 4.26
Medical technology 3.19
Machine tools 3.19
Transport 2.13
Others 10.63
Patent Grants
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998            
1999            
2000            
2001            
2002         18 44
2003         16 68
2004            
2005            
2006            
2007         1 104
2008         1 120
2009         2 108
2010         1 122
2011         1 120
2012 2 84     1 125
Patents in Force
Year Patents in Force Rank
2004    
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2010    
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2012 2 79
Utility Model Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
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2007         1 67
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Trademark Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998 198 87 2,055 84    
1999 169 92 2,011 88 1 96
2000 215 93 2,783 81 2 103
2001 177 97 2,165 91 16 99
2002 289 89 2,089 83 105 82
2003 382 83 2,176 84 56 109
2004 300 93 2,493 85 33 99
2005 323 92 3,011 81 20 115
2006 411 91 4,440 63 162 106
2007 340 92 5,972 46 199 100
2008 503 83 5,613 48 313 97
2009 343 80 8,548 24 99 112
2010     2,041 90 192 114
2011 269 83 6,941 35 437 103
2012 310 79 6,716 34 238 115
Trademark Registrations
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998            
1999            
2000         2 81
2001 71 83 2,283 74 1 95
2002 303 63 4,560 51    
2003 216 72 2,717 64 58 104
2004         11 111
2005 130 85 2,019 81 8 116
2006 59 89 1,825 84 159 101
2007     2,341 81 96 106
2008 219 78 5,535 42 145 105
2009 58 79 4,007 44 203 98
2010     2,037 78 149 108
2011 422 76 6,872 27 496 89
2012 198 79 4,720 42 183 103
Industrial Design Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
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2007            
2008         1 102
2009            
2010            
2011     53 68 4 103
2012 9 85 61 71 2 113
Industrial Design Registrations
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
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2011     4 103    
2012 2 86 75 63    
International Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties
Year PCT System Rank Madrid System Rank Hague System Rank
1998            
1999            
2000 2 73        
2001 1 83        
2002            
2003 2 86 1 68    
2004            
2005            
2006            
2007            
2008 3 90 1 86    
2009 1 104        
2010 1 105 12 58    
2011     10 60    
2012 2 100        
PCT National Phase Entry (Direct and via Regional Office)
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998            
1999            
2000         2 71
2001         6 56
2002         3 70
2003            
2004         1 93
2005         1 89
2006            
2007            
2008            
2009         2 98
2010            
2011     136 38    
2012     160 37 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.
Contact information: Economics and Statistics Division, WIPO. Tel.: +41-22-338-91-11, email: Ipstats.mail@wipo.int.

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