World Intellectual Property Organization

Statistical Country Profiles

Belize

Population (Million): 0.32 (2012) (Rank = 171)

Gross Domestic Product (Billion US$)(Constant 2005 US$ (PPP)): 2.1 (2011) (Rank = 156)

IP Filings (Resident + Abroad, Including Regional) and Economy
Year Patent Trademark Industrial Design GDP (Constant 2005 US$)
1998       1.14
1999       1.24
2000       1.40
2001   54   1.47
2002   111   1.55
2003   229   1.69
2004   104   1.77
2005   96   1.83
2006 18 359   1.91
2007   681   1.94
2008   349 33 2.00
2009       2.00
2010       2.06
2011       2.10
2012        
Patent Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998         1 85
1999            
2000            
2001         1 97
2002         3 86
2003         8 105
2004     16 94 6 107
2005     33 88 2 126
2006 1 95 41 80 17 76
2007     48 79 46 75
2008     54 78 41 76
2009         12 96
2010         3 122
2011         12 115
2012         4 135
Patent Applications by Top Fields of Technology (1998 - 2012)
Field of Technology Share
Biotechnology 11.58
Engines, pumps, turbines 10.04
Thermal processes and apparatus 7.72
Electrical machinery, apparatus, energy 7.34
Medical technology 6.56
Furniture, games 6.56
Control 5.79
Handling 5.79
Measurement 5.02
Transport 4.63
Others 28.97
Patent Grants
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998            
1999            
2000            
2001            
2002            
2003         3 98
2004            
2005         4 75
2006     7 84 4 80
2007         19 70
2008         16 77
2009         6 91
2010         8 91
2011         12 85
2012         15 79
Utility Model Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998            
1999            
2000            
2001            
2002            
2003         2 60
2004            
2005            
2006            
2007            
2008            
2009         12 38
2010         9 44
2011         10 44
2012         5 52
Trademark Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998            
1999         3 82
2000            
2001 8 118 277 124 46 82
2002 46 111 1,002 106 65 89
2003 74 107 573 113 155 95
2004 81 107 732 112 23 107
2005 71 109 693 117 25 108
2006 39 113 709 114 320 96
2007 38 109 728 116 643 81
2008 35 97 770 113 314 96
2009         439 85
2010         547 88
2011         641 92
2012         763 92
Trademark Registrations
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998         1 86
1999            
2000         2 81
2001            
2002         1 108
2003         87 91
2004         16 102
2005         21 103
2006         227 93
2007         231 95
2008         432 85
2009         412 85
2010         603 84
2011         403 96
2012         638 84
Industrial Design Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998            
1999            
2000            
2001         1 89
2002         1 76
2003     102 64 1 95
2004     222 56    
2005     215 55    
2006 1 90 212 54 3 90
2007     196 54    
2008 6 81 400 33 27 80
2009     136 48 5 87
2010     99 54 7 90
2011     120 55 7 98
2012     113 54 3 107
Industrial Design Registrations
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998            
1999            
2000            
2001            
2002            
2003     102 57 2 81
2004     222 52    
2005     215 53    
2006 1 82 212 53 3 83
2007     196 50    
2008     200 50 30 78
2009     136 47 5 88
2010     99 51 9 87
2011     120 50 7 87
2012     113 53 6 90
International Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties
Year PCT System Rank Madrid System Rank Hague System Rank
1998            
1999 2 68        
2000 1 84        
2001 3 71        
2002 2 79        
2003 3 78        
2004 9 65 1 73    
2005 5 73     1 23
2006 1 101        
2007 2 92        
2008 4 85 4 71    
2009 2 92 4 70    
2010 1 105        
2011 6 77 7 66    
2012 2 100 1 95    
PCT Top Applicants (Publication Year = 2012)
Applicant Publication Rank
ESPOSITO TRADING LTD. 2 7182
CONTANGO PARTNERS GROUP, INC. 1 12086
LASER GROWTH LTD. 1 12086
PCT National Phase Entry (Direct and via Regional Office)
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998         1 66
1999            
2000            
2001         1 81
2002         3 70
2003         5 71
2004     16 59 3 82
2005     33 55 2 82
2006     41 45 17 59
2007     48 45 36 64
2008     54 42 2 96
2009         5 92
2010            
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.
Contact information: Economics and Statistics Division, WIPO. Tel.: +41-22-338-91-11, email: Ipstats.mail@wipo.int.

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