World Intellectual Property Organization

Statistical Country Profiles

Belarus

Population (Million): 9.46 (2012) (Rank = 89)

Gross Domestic Product (Billion US$)(Constant 2005 US$ (PPP)): 127.18 (2012) (Rank = 57)

IP Filings (Resident + Abroad, Including Regional) and Economy
Year Patent Trademark Industrial Design GDP (Constant 2005 US$)
1998 912 1,174 66 53.14
1999 1,000 1,150 66 54.94
2000 997 1,344 73 58.13
2001 936 1,885 77 60.88
2002 907 1,782 54 63.95
2003 1,210 2,307 96 68.45
2004 1,233 2,957 223 76.29
2005 1,298 2,944 178 83.49
2006 1,349 3,231 167 91.84
2007 2,534 4,838 154 99.78
2008 2,605 4,621 227 110.01
2009 3,229 4,820 277 110.19
2010 2,893 5,449 202 118.67
2011 2,368 5,232 245 125.25
2012 2,813 7,035 281 127.18
Patent Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998 910 30 79 69 2 79
1999 993 30 345 53 7 69
2000 994 31 204 68 3 84
2001 930 31 214 68 6 72
2002 895 32 379 49 12 71
2003 1,082 29 298 55 128 45
2004 1,065 30 200 65 168 47
2005 1,166 29 296 54 132 49
2006 1,188 30 337 51 161 45
2007 1,513 29 257 56 1,021 30
2008 1,615 26 220 59 990 30
2009 1,903 26 173 55 1,326 26
2010 1,871 26 174 57 1,022 31
2011 1,785 26 146 61 583 39
2012 1,793 26 190 55 1,020 33
Patent Applications by Top Fields of Technology (1998 - 2012)
Field of Technology Share
Civil engineering 7.35
Other special machines 6.95
Medical technology 6.51
Measurement 5.72
Mechanical elements 5.68
Transport 5.28
Engines, pumps, turbines 5.04
Handling 4.68
Materials, metallurgy 4.60
Optics 4.24
Others 43.95
Patent Grants
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998 515 25 141 53    
1999 394 29 156 53    
2000 354 30 183 53    
2001 374 31 155 55    
2002 533 26 149 51 8 55
2003 863 23 198 51 86 44
2004 748 23 113 54 104 36
2005 811 25 144 50 93 38
2006 1,015 22 115 55 105 41
2007 1,294 20 141 51 553 25
2008 1,196 19 113 58 582 25
2009 1,254 22 109 52 655 26
2010 1,209 21 96 56 768 25
2011 1,427 20 109 56 574 28
2012 82 54     740 28
Patents in Force
Year Patents in Force Rank
2004 3,112 32
2005    
2006    
2007    
2008    
2009    
2010 4,444 38
2011 4,842 40
2012    
Utility Model Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998 70 25 3 27    
1999 133 23 8 30    
2000 198 22 12 32    
2001 302 18 13 24    
2002 409 13 13 21 6 41
2003         71 22
2004 618 14 37 18 82 16
2005 827 12 26 25 111 14
2006 863 12 38 22 58 19
2007 888 12 52 15 101 13
2008 910 14 57 19 102 16
2009 1,060 14 59 15 104 15
2010 1,031 14 58 20 122 18
2011 1,022 14 68 17 137 17
2012 1,108 14 80 15 127 18
Trademark Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998 1,173 58 5,251 51 1 90
1999 1,150 57 4,366 58    
2000 1,344 63 4,642 64    
2001 1,885 57 4,893 59    
2002 1,733 58 4,545 59 49 95
2003 1,972 57 5,218 53 335 75
2004 2,410 55 5,414 48 547 58
2005 2,510 58 6,460 44 434 66
2006 2,797 57 7,427 38 434 90
2007 3,666 53 7,559 34 1,172 66
2008 3,487 53 7,967 33 1,134 71
2009 3,703 47 6,473 32 1,117 68
2010 3,921 49 6,774 32 1,528 68
2011 3,649 49 7,310 32 1,583 68
2012 4,302 46 7,448 30 2,733 60
Trademark Registrations
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998 914 46 5,485 48    
1999 1,041 45 4,383 52 1 80
2000 715 50 4,382 53    
2001 801 49 4,355 52    
2002 929 46 4,340 53 29 83
2003 1,151 44 4,972 48 249 71
2004 1,314 44 4,968 40 332 58
2005 1,101 53 5,945 36 332 66
2006 1,348 49 6,518 35 313 87
2007 1,404 48 6,734 30 715 67
2008 1,551 50 7,497 28 909 70
2009 1,523 50 6,365 26 982 69
2010 2,192 47 6,311 29 1,425 70
2011 1,944 50 6,635 29 1,347 67
2012 3,186 46 7,213 27 2,159 59
Industrial Design Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998 66 53 40 65    
1999 66 55 22 72    
2000 73 60 22 76    
2001 56 60 8 95 21 50
2002 53 61 23 76 1 76
2003 69 60 52 72 27 57
2004 118 57 78 66 105 52
2005 109 54 88 64 69 70
2006 98 58 143 58 69 62
2007 98 55 149 58 56 66
2008 119 52 113 57 108 56
2009 176 48 73 58 101 60
2010 132 50 108 52 70 61
2011 169 49 142 52 76 69
2012 218 48 102 57 63 74
Industrial Design Registrations
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998 38 51 18 62    
1999 21 53 20 63    
2000 91 42 52 63    
2001 71 51 33 67 18 48
2002 69 51 17 69 5 56
2003 34 57 9 73 17 57
2004 113 45 58 64 13 79
2005 122 45 82 60 44 72
2006 102 53 137 55 93 56
2007 73 50 120 58 60 63
2008 105 47 92 59 30 78
2009 98 46 132 50 123 55
2010 144 46 58 62 78 59
2011 148 47 104 52 41 68
2012 195 47 143 48 56 69
International Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties
Year PCT System Rank Madrid System Rank Hague System Rank
1998 13 44        
1999 13 47        
2000 9 49 10 40    
2001 23 45 10 44    
2002 11 54 5 50    
2003 16 53 23 44    
2004 26 47 29 45    
2005 22 52 25 49    
2006 19 54 23 49    
2007 9 69 63 43    
2008 10 66 69 41    
2009 19 62 54 40    
2010 15 65 106 34    
2011 14 66 203 29    
2012 14 65 287 24    
PCT National Phase Entry (Direct and via Regional Office)
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998         2 62
1999     149 31 7 55
2000     150 34 3 65
2001     158 34 6 56
2002     144 36 5 62
2003     121 37 9 66
2004     149 42 9 65
2005     122 39 11 65
2006     148 33 2 84
2007 3 48     45 58
2008 3 51     34 62
2009 1 53     20 69
2010 2 55 122 35 20 76
2011     102 42 6 88
2012 2 56 145 39 29 65
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.
Belarus is a member of the Eurasian Patent Organization (EAPO). Patent filings by residents of this country at EAPO are considered both resident and abroad filings via regional office; filings by other nationals at EAPO are considered non-resident filings via regional office for Belarus.
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