World Intellectual Property Organization

Statistical Country Profiles

Botswana

Population (Million): 2 (2012) (Rank = 144)

Gross Domestic Product (Billion US$)(Constant 2005 US$ (PPP)): 28.19 (2012) (Rank = 101)

IP Filings (Resident + Abroad, Including Regional) and Economy
Year Patent Trademark Industrial Design GDP (Constant 2005 US$)
1998     10 15.06
1999       15.82
2000       16.75
2001       17.35
2002       18.91
2003       20.10
2004       21.30
2005       21.65
2006       22.76
2007       24.78
2008       25.70
2009       23.60
2010       25.63
2011       27.18
2012       28.19
Patent Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998            
1999            
2000            
2001            
2002         2 93
2003            
2004            
2005         1 133
2006            
2007            
2008         1 136
2009            
2010         2 131
2011         4 134
2012         32 91
Patent Applications by Top Fields of Technology (1998 - 2012)
Field of Technology Share
Other special machines 32.00
Telecommunications 28.00
Electrical machinery, apparatus, energy 8.00
Machine tools 8.00
Computer technology 4.00
Optics 4.00
Medical technology 4.00
Basic materials chemistry 4.00
Surface technology, coating 4.00
Engines, pumps, turbines 4.00
Patent Grants
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998            
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2007            
2008            
2009            
2010         2 112
2011         4 101
2012         3 110
Patents in Force
Year Patents in Force Rank
2004    
2005    
2006    
2007    
2008 444 59
2009    
2010    
2011    
2012    
Utility Model Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998            
1999            
2000            
2001            
2002            
2003            
2004            
2005            
2006            
2007            
2008            
2009            
2010            
2011            
2012         6 50
Trademark Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998            
1999         20 67
2000         3 97
2001            
2002         12 119
2003         31 119
2004         20 109
2005         41 100
2006         47 127
2007     595 118    
2008     920 108    
2009     712 104 44 132
2010     673 110 53 136
2011     804 106 31 162
2012     800 103 59 148
Trademark Registrations
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998            
1999            
2000            
2001            
2002            
2003            
2004            
2005            
2006         1 148
2007     595 104    
2008     920 99    
2009     712 97 49 123
2010     673 102 117 114
2011     804 101 17 152
2012     800 100 65 128
Industrial Design Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998 10 70 5 86    
1999     3 89    
2000            
2001     13 80 2 84
2002            
2003            
2004            
2005            
2006            
2007     12 93    
2008     43 75    
2009     26 80 1 101
2010     29 79    
2011     30 79    
2012     33 83    
Industrial Design Registrations
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998     4 76    
1999     3 84    
2000            
2001     6 82 2 76
2002            
2003            
2004            
2005            
2006            
2007     12 87    
2008     43 70    
2009     26 71    
2010     29 72    
2011     30 74 1 100
2012     33 77    
International Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties
Year PCT System Rank Madrid System Rank Hague System Rank
1998            
1999            
2000 1 84        
2001 1 83        
2002 1 86        
2003 1 103        
2004            
2005            
2006            
2007            
2008 1 105        
2009            
2010 1 105 1 94    
2011            
2012     5 73    
PCT National Phase Entry (Direct and via Regional Office)
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998            
1999            
2000            
2001            
2002         2 78
2003            
2004            
2005         1 89
2006            
2007            
2008            
2009            
2010         2 103
2011            
2012            
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.
Botswana is a member of the African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO). Patent filings by residents of this country at ARIPO are considered both resident and abroad filings via regional office. Due to lack of information on designation, filings by other nationals at ARIPO are not counted as non-resident filings for Botswana.
Contact information: Economics and Statistics Division, WIPO. Tel.: +41-22-338-91-11, email: Ipstats.mail@wipo.int.

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