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Statistical Country Profiles

Colombia

Population (Million): 47.7 (2012) (Rank = 28)

Gross Domestic Product (Billion US$)(Constant 2005 US$ (PPP)): 435.1 (2012) (Rank = 25)

IP Filings (Resident + Abroad, Including Regional) and Economy
Year Patent Trademark Industrial Design GDP (Constant 2005 US$)
1998 163 7,155 69 263.11
1999 71 6,321 81 252.05
2000 79 7,442 85 263.19
2001 71 8,283 56 267.61
2002 55 8,854 114 274.31
2003 130 10,838 112 285.06
2004 121 11,871 203 300.26
2005 134 13,062 192 314.39
2006 188 16,426 144 335.45
2007 203 17,772 263 358.60
2008 202 17,875 123 371.32
2009 258 15,192 143 377.45
2010 241 19,440 145 392.44
2011 403 20,759 194 418.52
2012 348 23,281 234 435.10
Patent Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998 161 55 1,670 30 2 79
1999 68 64 1,615 33 3 77
2000 75 63 1,694 33 4 76
2001 65 69 432 51 6 72
2002 54 70 858 36 1 99
2003 82 66 1,127 34 48 64
2004 76 66 1,365 32 45 61
2005 99 70 1,662 31 35 72
2006 142 63 1,861 31 46 60
2007 128 65 1,862 30 75 66
2008 126 65 1,818 30 76 66
2009 128 63 1,551 29 130 57
2010 133 64 1,739 27 108 61
2011 183 59 1,770 29 220 52
2012 213 50 1,848 29 135 61
Patent Applications by Top Fields of Technology (1998 - 2012)
Field of Technology Share
Medical technology 9.36
Civil engineering 9.06
Basic materials chemistry 8.38
Food chemistry 7.61
Other special machines 6.72
Pharmaceuticals 4.85
Furniture, games 3.91
Chemical engineering 3.74
Other consumer goods 3.66
Electrical machinery, apparatus, energy 3.49
Others 39.22
Patent Grants
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998 59 54 417 35    
1999 20 67 570 36    
2000 21 62 574 33    
2001 13 72 350 40 1 44
2002 12 73 360 39    
2003 5 78 286 42 19 65
2004 11 69 283 39 12 65
2005 7 76 249 42 9 65
2006 11 76 212 50 7 70
2007 20 67 207 44 18 72
2008 31 65 378 37 27 70
2009         26 66
2010 26 63 613 31 22 75
2011 34 63 583 32 31 69
2012 106 48 1,561 21 47 63
Patents in Force
Year Patents in Force Rank
2004    
2005    
2006    
2007 5,500 30
2008    
2009    
2010    
2011 2,979 46
2012 4,172 39
Utility Model Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998 87 24 8 26    
1999 95 26 12 26    
2000 103 25 22 23 1 39
2001 162 22 5 27    
2002 169 19 11 23 3 50
2003 156 22 23 22 1 67
2004 146 23 11 27 5 39
2005 138 25 27 23 2 48
2006 220 23 11 30 2 50
2007 158 22 14 27 5 46
2008 179 25 16 31 3 52
2009 201 25 11 33 6 48
2010 166 28 22 31 1 71
2011 214 24 19 30 5 55
2012 253 22 24 29 24 35
Trademark Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998 6,419 24 6,926 39 736 40
1999 5,802 29 6,955 36 519 40
2000 6,965 31 9,645 35 477 42
2001 7,804 26 7,100 43 479 49
2002 8,180 25 7,116 36 674 50
2003 8,880 25 7,485 36 1,958 44
2004 10,679 24 6,251 42 1,192 48
2005 11,877 25 8,060 34 1,185 51
2006 13,270 25 8,400 33 3,156 46
2007 14,118 25 9,876 25 3,654 52
2008 13,885 26 9,579 27 3,990 48
2009 12,681 27 8,418 25 2,511 56
2010 15,772 26 10,218 22 3,668 52
2011 16,976 23 12,108 20 3,783 53
2012 18,591 22 13,329 20 4,690 50
Trademark Registrations
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998 3,155 29 4,146 56 308 39
1999 4,340 24 5,263 43 227 40
2000         327 39
2001 6,762 21 7,803 31 99 49
2002         192 54
2003         1,069 47
2004         593 49
2005         790 54
2006         2,382 45
2007 10,635 20 7,504 25 3,156 49
2008         3,142 50
2009         2,624 52
2010 12,513 22 8,762 19 3,045 55
2011 13,083 20 9,055 22 2,848 54
2012 14,565 19 11,617 18 3,564 52
Industrial Design Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998 69 52 231 54    
1999 79 53 180 57 2 49
2000 84 55 235 59 1 58
2001 51 62 203 61 5 69
2002 110 52 172 60 4 62
2003 91 58 148 57 21 59
2004 157 49 210 57 46 64
2005 131 50 243 52 61 71
2006 137 53 319 47 7 81
2007 166 48 280 48 97 59
2008 110 56 365 38 13 87
2009 135 51 271 34 8 84
2010 120 54 280 33 25 84
2011 147 52 237 39 47 80
2012 210 49 280 36 24 95
Industrial Design Registrations
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998 39 50 76 58    
1999 120 39 302 45    
2000 31 56 460 38    
2001 42 57 227 55 2 76
2002 110 44 167 57 1 72
2003         3 77
2004         27 63
2005         24 82
2006         38 69
2007 62 52 135 56 52 69
2008         38 75
2009         22 81
2010 64 58 266 28 25 81
2011 313 40 459 23 32 71
2012         27 82
International Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties
Year PCT System Rank Madrid System Rank Hague System Rank
1998 1 76        
1999 1 74        
2000 2 73        
2001 17 50        
2002 36 41 1 60    
2003 24 48        
2004 22 50        
2005 23 51        
2006 27 48        
2007 44 45        
2008 37 47        
2009 63 41 1 93    
2010 46 47 1 94    
2011 57 45 1 89    
2012 72 43        
PCT Top Applicants (Publication Year = 2012)
Applicant Publication Rank
ECOPETROL S.A. 5 3329
PROCAPS S.A. 3 5220
TEXPROIL S.R.L. SUCURSAL COLOMBIA 3 5220
JIMENEZ ACEVEDO, GUILLERMO 2 7182
PONTIFICIA UNIVERSIDAD JAVERIANA 2 7182
UNIVERSIDAD DEL VALLE 2 7182
ADA-ES, INC. 1 12086
ALMUPERS S.A.S. 1 12086
AZUAN TECHNOLOGIES S.A. 1 12086
ECOFLORA AGRO S.A.S. 1 12086
PCT National Phase Entry (Direct and via Regional Office)
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998            
1999         3 61
2000         2 71
2001     3 53 5 59
2002 1 33 330 30    
2003 5 35 1,004 27 12 58
2004 5 42 1,233 25 16 59
2005 8 42 1,493 21 15 61
2006 1 48 1,747 22 11 65
2007 3 48 1,744 22 14 76
2008 9 46 1,712 22 34 62
2009 2 50 1,477 22 87 51
2010 9 48 1,647 24 60 56
2011 8 50 1,693 24 153 44
2012 18 44 1,741 24 97 52
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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