World Intellectual Property Organization

Statistical Country Profiles

Brunei Darussalam

Population (Million): 0.41 (2012) (Rank = 168)

Gross Domestic Product (Billion US$)(Constant 2005 US$ (PPP)): 18.95 (2012) (Rank = 115)

IP Filings (Resident + Abroad, Including Regional) and Economy
Year Patent Trademark Industrial Design GDP (Constant 2005 US$)
1998   57   14.96
1999   25   15.41
2000   31   15.85
2001   29   16.29
2002   44 1 16.92
2003   57   17.41
2004   81   17.50
2005   69   17.57
2006   117   18.34
2007   75   18.37
2008   117 139 18.01
2009   67 154 17.69
2010       18.15
2011       18.55
2012   200   18.95
Patent Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998     32 77    
1999     34 84    
2000     21 91    
2001     21 91    
2002     21 89 1 99
2003     43 81 1 135
2004     31 86    
2005     26 90 2 126
2006     41 80    
2007     64 76 27 87
2008     75 74 32 82
2009     42 72 61 66
2010         51 76
2011         12 115
2012         7 127
Patent Applications by Top Fields of Technology (1998 - 2012)
Field of Technology Share
Semiconductors 38.56
Electrical machinery, apparatus, energy 37.29
Thermal processes and apparatus 5.08
Mechanical elements 3.81
Furniture, games 2.97
Audio-visual technology 2.97
Optics 2.12
Other special machines 2.12
Transport 0.85
Textile and paper machines 0.85
Others 3.38
Patent Grants
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998     32 69    
1999     34 73    
2000     21 76    
2001     21 79    
2002     21 77    
2003     43 70    
2004     31 69    
2005     26 70    
2006     41 67    
2007     64 59    
2008     75 66 2 108
2009     42 63 6 91
2010         22 75
2011         18 80
2012         20 73
Utility Model Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998            
1999            
2000            
2001            
2002            
2003         4 47
2004         1 55
2005            
2006         1 60
2007         2 62
2008         1 67
2009         2 64
2010         11 39
2011         1 79
2012         3 63
Trademark Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998 55 99 1,112 96 2 87
1999 25 108 1,081 101    
2000 31 108 1,392 102    
2001 28 115 730 111 1 114
2002 37 113 572 115 7 123
2003 41 111 777 105 16 129
2004 51 111 742 111 30 103
2005 56 112 790 115 13 121
2006 24 115 661 116 93 111
2007 52 106 808 114 23 140
2008 40 96 904 110 77 116
2009 35 90 614 108 32 134
2010         297 98
2011         133 129
2012 51 94     149 128
Trademark Registrations
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998 40 85 1,630 80 1 86
1999 42 89 1,310 80 1 80
2000 22 90 1,266 85 5 71
2001 28 89 569 100 2 86
2002 20 88 466 104 1 108
2003 26 91 223 108 33 114
2004 22 88 496 102 14 104
2005 21 92 560 104 7 117
2006 14 95 416 103 3 139
2007 23 91 441 110 62 108
2008     155 108 21 136
2009     9 108 75 112
2010         48 135
2011         124 118
2012 26 86     139 111
Industrial Design Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998            
1999            
2000     3 91    
2001     4 103 1 89
2002 1 87 4 87    
2003     14 86    
2004     3 97    
2005     3 96    
2006     11 90    
2007     9 97 1 103
2008 1 86 16 93 138 53
2009 5 78 26 80 149 52
2010         33 75
2011         1 117
2012         2 113
Industrial Design Registrations
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998            
1999            
2000     3 86    
2001     4 87 1 84
2002 1 81 4 82    
2003     13 71    
2004     2 92    
2005     3 88    
2006     11 87    
2007     9 92 1 98
2008 1 78 16 86 136 51
2009 3 73 23 74 143 52
2010         36 71
2011         4 92
2012         2 98
International Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties
Year PCT System Rank Madrid System Rank Hague System Rank
1998            
1999            
2000            
2001            
2002 1 86        
2003            
2004            
2005 7 69        
2006 1 101        
2007            
2008            
2009     1 93    
2010            
2011            
2012 3 94        
PCT Top Applicants (Publication Year = 2012)
Applicant Publication Rank
AMRTUR CORPORATION SDN. BHD 1 12086
PCT National Phase Entry (Direct and via Regional Office)
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998            
1999            
2000            
2001            
2002            
2003            
2004            
2005            
2006            
2007         17 73
2008         30 66
2009         59 56
2010         18 79
2011         2 106
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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