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Statistical Country Profiles

Burundi

Population (Million): 9.85 (2012) (Rank = 87)

Gross Domestic Product (Billion US$)(Constant 2005 US$ (PPP)): 4.76 (2012) (Rank = 143)

IP Filings (Resident + Abroad, Including Regional) and Economy
Year Patent Trademark Industrial Design GDP (Constant 2005 US$)
1998       3.22
1999       3.19
2000       3.16
2001       3.23
2002   20   3.37
2003       3.33
2004       3.49
2005       3.52
2006       3.71
2007       3.89
2008       4.09
2009       4.23
2010       4.39
2011       4.57
2012       4.76
Patent Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998            
1999            
2000            
2001            
2002         16 65
2003         4 113
2004         1 134
2005         1 133
2006            
2007         2 122
2008         3 120
2009            
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2012         8 124
Patent Applications by Top Fields of Technology (1998 - 2012)
Field of Technology Share
Machine tools 39.29
Engines, pumps, turbines 17.86
Transport 10.71
Computer technology 7.14
Pharmaceuticals 7.14
Electrical machinery, apparatus, energy 3.57
Biotechnology 3.57
Mechanical elements 3.57
Furniture, games 3.57
Civil engineering 3.57
Others 0.01
Patent Grants
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
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2004         16 61
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Utility Model Applications
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Trademark Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998            
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2001            
2002 20 116 132 126    
2003            
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2009         2 168
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Trademark Registrations
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998            
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2001            
2002 20 88 132 112    
2003            
2004         1 134
2005            
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2008         1 161
2009            
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2011         2 174
2012            
Industrial Design Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
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Industrial Design Registrations
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International Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties
Year PCT System Rank Madrid System Rank Hague System Rank
1998            
1999            
2000            
2001 1 83        
2002            
2003            
2004 1 96        
2005 1 97        
2006 2 95        
2007 1 101        
2008            
2009 1 104        
2010            
2011 3 90        
2012            
PCT National Phase Entry (Direct and via Regional Office)
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998            
1999            
2000            
2001            
2002         16 51
2003         3 79
2004            
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2007         2 96
2008         3 93
2009            
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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.
Contact information: Economics and Statistics Division, WIPO. Tel.: +41-22-338-91-11, email: Ipstats.mail@wipo.int.

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