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Statistical Country Profiles

Bhutan

Population (Million): 0.74 (2012) (Rank = 158)

Gross Domestic Product (Billion US$)(Constant 2005 US$ (PPP)): 4.28 (2012) (Rank = 144)

IP Filings (Resident + Abroad, Including Regional) and Economy
Year Patent Trademark Industrial Design GDP (Constant 2005 US$)
1998   1   1.36
1999       1.47
2000   3   1.57
2001   1   1.70
2002   12   1.88
2003   5   2.02
2004   7   2.14
2005   1   2.29
2006   17   2.45
2007   19   2.89
2008       3.03
2009       3.23
2010       3.61
2011       3.91
2012       4.28
Patent Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
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2009         1 134
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2011         1 153
2012         1 155
Patent Applications by Top Fields of Technology (1998 - 2012)
Field of Technology Share
Machine tools 100.00
Patent Grants
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
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Utility Model Applications
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Trademark Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998 1 107 407 110    
1999     223 117    
2000 3 113 351 120    
2001 1 121 706 112    
2002 12 120 682 113    
2003 4 118 622 111 1 163
2004 7 118 925 104    
2005 1 120 1,146 106    
2006 14 117 969 108 3 152
2007 18 111 968 111 1 161
2008     946 106    
2009     599 109    
2010     559 115 1 174
2011     615 113 1 184
2012     625 109 2 188
Trademark Registrations
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998     25 109    
1999            
2000     128 109    
2001     704 97    
2002     682 99    
2003     620 98    
2004     718 96    
2005 7 97 909 101    
2006 2 97 860 98    
2007 5 94 951 97    
2008     946 97 2 155
2009     599 101    
2010     559 107 4 165
2011     614 108 1 179
2012     623 106 1 185
Industrial Design Applications
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International Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties
Year PCT System Rank Madrid System Rank Hague System Rank
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PCT National Phase Entry (Direct and via Regional Office)
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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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