World Intellectual Property Organization

Statistical Country Profiles

Cyprus

Population (Million): 1.13 (2012) (Rank = 154)

Gross Domestic Product (Billion US$)(Constant 2005 US$ (PPP)): 20.5 (2012) (Rank = 112)

IP Filings (Resident + Abroad, Including Regional) and Economy
Year Patent Trademark Industrial Design GDP (Constant 2005 US$)
1998       14.32
1999       15.02
2000       15.78
2001       16.41
2002       16.75
2003 190     17.08
2004 138 2,983   17.80
2005 173 3,086   18.50
2006   4,834   19.26
2007 212 7,394 263 20.25
2008 384 6,725 96 20.98
2009 296     20.63
2010 267 8,833   20.90
2011   13,812 657 21.00
2012 447 13,645 519 20.50
Patent Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998 5 87     5 69
1999 8 88     17 55
2000 9 88     23 57
2001 9 85     45 43
2002 16 83     50 46
2003 40 74 85 76 150 43
2004 29 81 85 76 109 52
2005 55 76 44 85 118 50
2006 44 77     121 50
2007 41 76 16 91 171 51
2008 68 71 10 93 316 44
2009 52 73 6 90 244 47
2010 39 77 4 95 228 48
2011 51 73 8 95 301 48
2012 52 73 8 88 395 48
Patent Applications by Top Fields of Technology (1998 - 2012)
Field of Technology Share
Other consumer goods 8.20
Pharmaceuticals 6.47
Medical technology 6.03
Civil engineering 5.56
Audio-visual technology 4.81
Computer technology 4.81
Telecommunications 4.74
Engines, pumps, turbines 4.54
Chemical engineering 3.49
Organic fine chemistry 3.29
Others 48.06
Patent Grants
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998 4 79     6 40
1999 1 86     1 45
2000 9 71     11 44
2001 2 81     2 43
2002 4 80     5 56
2003 8 73 111 57 33 58
2004 9 71 120 53 29 52
2005 12 69 62 61 85 39
2006 15 73     32 51
2007 13 74     89 45
2008 23 67 27 76 96 45
2009 25 64 11 75 149 44
2010 23 65 14 74 123 45
2011 21 70 1 88 119 45
2012 12 72 5 85 135 46
Patents in Force
Year Patents in Force Rank
2004 2,257 35
2005 3,521 33
2006    
2007 452 44
2008 454 58
2009 266 52
2010 333 66
2011 171 74
2012 246 72
Utility Model Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998            
1999            
2000            
2001            
2002         7 38
2003         14 35
2004         8 34
2005         7 36
2006         3 42
2007         3 56
2008         30 27
2009         11 40
2010         14 37
2011         78 21
2012         22 36
Trademark Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998         9 69
1999         6 77
2000         26 66
2001         378 52
2002         568 51
2003     116 123 1,416 51
2004 609 79 2,778 77 2,374 40
2005 544 82 2,900 85 2,542 41
2006 705 79 2,964 86 4,129 43
2007 748 78 2,560 91 6,646 40
2008 787 74 2,713 86 5,938 45
2009 246 83 1,375 91 7,398 37
2010 1,007 75 1,584 94 7,826 38
2011 1,046 71 1,581 92 12,766 32
2012 1,168 63 1,548 93 12,477 34
Trademark Registrations
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998         3 75
1999         3 73
2000         4 75
2001         18 63
2002         48 77
2003     116 110 685 54
2004 355 65 4,949 41 691 46
2005 296 77 4,132 54 1,602 41
2006 339 73 3,244 63 2,492 43
2007 455 65 3,888 59 4,282 40
2008 464 70 3,411 68 4,743 43
2009 163 78 956 89 5,274 43
2010 663 69 1,688 85 8,307 37
2011 909 64 1,974 79 8,577 36
2012 1,233 56 2,216 76 10,493 33
Industrial Design Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998         2 49
1999            
2000            
2001         14 56
2002         10 56
2003         81 46
2004 2 86 9 92 79 56
2005 8 86     207 44
2006 9 79     221 42
2007 41 67 1 107 222 46
2008 28 72 2 107 68 63
2009 7 76     207 48
2010 12 79     461 44
2011 44 69     613 45
2012 28 73     491 46
Industrial Design Registrations
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998         1 46
1999         1 47
2000            
2001         11 54
2002         2 64
2003         31 51
2004 5 74 9 87 126 48
2005 7 76     202 45
2006 8 73     195 41
2007 41 57 1 101 213 48
2008 29 63 2 102 93 60
2009 6 70     162 50
2010 11 72     336 46
2011 45 60     604 44
2012 31 64     564 45
International Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties
Year PCT System Rank Madrid System Rank Hague System Rank
1998 8 49        
1999 9 50        
2000 19 46 2 53    
2001 39 41 5 51    
2002 24 47 6 49    
2003 31 44 8 51    
2004 43 44 15 48    
2005 33 46 19 50    
2006 53 43 37 44    
2007 65 42 39 45    
2008 38 46 68 42    
2009 41 45 83 36    
2010 44 49 78 40    
2011 26 53 154 34 3 32
2012 49 47 200 31    
PCT Top Applicants (Publication Year = 2012)
Applicant Publication Rank
X6D LIMITED 6 2848
FISONIC HOLDING LIMITED 2 7182
MAPI PHARMA HOLDINGS (CYPRUS) LIMITED 2 7182
UNIBIND LIMITED 2 7182
V & S WORLD CO. LTD 2 7182
ALARUM DEVELOPMENT LTD. 1 12086
AU10TIX LIMITED 1 12086
CRYSCADE SOLAR LIMITED 1 12086
CUPTRONIC TECHNOLOGY LTD. 1 12086
DAWNFAR INVESTMENTS LIMITED 1 12086
PCT National Phase Entry (Direct and via Regional Office)
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998 1 26     1 66
1999 3 26     10 47
2000 4 26     14 48
2001 5 27     36 39
2002 10 27     40 38
2003 24 29     71 36
2004 16 37     52 47
2005 20 36     68 45
2006 24 36     65 44
2007 27 38     93 48
2008 45 36     227 38
2009 33 38     169 42
2010 19 40     126 46
2011 22 41     120 47
2012 22 42     249 40
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.
Cyprus is a member of the European Patent Convention from 1998. Patent filings by residents of this country at the European Patent Office (EPO) are considered both resident and abroad filings via regional office. Due to lack of information on designation, filings by other nationals at the EPO are not counted as non-resident filings for Cyprus.
Cyprus is a member of the European Union. Trademark and industrial design filings by residents of this country at the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (OHIM) are considered both resident and abroad filings via regional office; filings by other nationals at OHIM are considered non-resident filings via regional office for Cyprus.
Contact information: Economics and Statistics Division, WIPO. Tel.: +41-22-338-91-11, email: Ipstats.mail@wipo.int.

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