World Intellectual Property Organization

Statistical Country Profiles

Congo

Population (Million): 4.34 (2012) (Rank = 123)

Gross Domestic Product (Billion US$)(Constant 2005 US$ (PPP)): 16.54 (2012) (Rank = 121)

IP Filings (Resident + Abroad, Including Regional) and Economy
Year Patent Trademark Industrial Design GDP (Constant 2005 US$)
1998       9.34
1999       9.10
2000       9.79
2001       10.16
2002       10.63
2003       10.71
2004       11.09
2005       11.95
2006       12.69
2007       12.49
2008       13.19
2009       14.17
2010       15.41
2011       15.94
2012       16.54
Patent Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998 2 93     30 44
1999            
2000            
2001 1 96     15 61
2002 1 103     15 68
2003 7 89     105 51
2004 2 99     30 73
2005 2 103     30 75
2006            
2007         2 122
2008         1 136
2009         2 127
2010         3 122
2011 1 107     15 112
2012            
Patent Applications by Top Fields of Technology (1998 - 2012)
Field of Technology Share
Pharmaceuticals 25.00
IT methods for management 6.25
Control 6.25
Medical technology 6.25
Organic fine chemistry 6.25
Biotechnology 6.25
Food chemistry 6.25
Basic materials chemistry 6.25
Materials, metallurgy 6.25
Environmental technology 6.25
Others 18.75
Patent Grants
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
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2012         2 114
Utility Model Applications
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Trademark Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998            
1999            
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2001            
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2003         1 163
2004         1 145
2005            
2006            
2007         4 153
2008            
2009         5 161
2010            
2011 23 102     405 104
2012 10 101     153 124
Trademark Registrations
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998            
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2000            
2001            
2002            
2003         1 148
2004         1 134
2005            
2006            
2007         4 146
2008            
2009         3 159
2010         2 170
2011         4 167
2012         54 138
Industrial Design Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
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2005 2 91     30 76
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2011         1 117
2012 11 84     165 64
Industrial Design Registrations
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
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International Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties
Year PCT System Rank Madrid System Rank Hague System Rank
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2008 1 105        
2009            
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2011 1 110        
2012            
PCT Top Applicants (Publication Year = 2012)
Applicant Publication Rank
ENI CONGO, S.A. 1 12086
PCT National Phase Entry (Direct and via Regional Office)
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
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2008         1 109
2009         2 98
2010            
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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.
Congo is a member of the African Intellectual Property Organization (OAPI). Patent filings by residents of this country at OAPI are considered both resident and abroad filings via regional office; filings by other nationals at OAPI are considered non-resident filings via regional office for Congo.
Contact information: Economics and Statistics Division, WIPO. Tel.: +41-22-338-91-11, email: Ipstats.mail@wipo.int.

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