World Intellectual Property Organization

Statistical Country Profiles

Dominica

Population (Million): 0.07 (2012) (Rank = 188)

Gross Domestic Product (Billion US$)(Constant 2005 US$ (PPP)): 0.78 (2012) (Rank = 165)

IP Filings (Resident + Abroad, Including Regional) and Economy
Year Patent Trademark Industrial Design GDP (Constant 2005 US$)
1998   182   0.61
1999   109   0.62
2000   106   0.58
2001   32   0.58
2002   121   0.57
2003   178   0.61
2004   139   0.63
2005   179   0.63
2006   224   0.69
2007   171   0.73
2008       0.78
2009       0.78
2010       0.78
2011       0.79
2012       0.78
Patent Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998            
1999            
2000            
2001            
2002         4 81
2003         1 135
2004         1 134
2005         1 133
2006            
2007         1 135
2008         1 136
2009         2 127
2010         2 131
2011         3 140
2012         2 146
Patent Applications by Top Fields of Technology (1998 - 2012)
Field of Technology Share
Handling 14.29
Electrical machinery, apparatus, energy 10.71
Telecommunications 10.71
Computer technology 10.71
Basic materials chemistry 10.71
Other special machines 10.71
Macromolecular chemistry, polymers 7.14
Civil engineering 7.14
Digital communication 3.57
IT methods for management 3.57
Others 10.74
Patent Grants
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
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2005         1 94
2006            
2007         2 98
2008         2 108
2009         1 120
2010         1 122
2011            
2012         3 110
Utility Model Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
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Trademark Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998 182 89 60 116    
1999 109 97 54 121    
2000 104 98 52 123 2 103
2001 32 113 45 126    
2002 118 103 31 129 3 129
2003 166 98 47 125 12 137
2004 134 102 37 126 5 132
2005 171 104 34 128 8 129
2006 161 104 59 128 63 116
2007 128 103 76 130 43 126
2008         6 146
2009         4 163
2010         6 167
2011         70 143
2012         69 146
Trademark Registrations
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998            
1999            
2000            
2001         1 95
2002            
2003         4 141
2004         3 122
2005         3 125
2006         6 135
2007         59 110
2008         49 125
2009         3 159
2010         9 156
2011         6 162
2012         65 128
Industrial Design Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
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2010         1 104
2011            
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Industrial Design Registrations
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International Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties
Year PCT System Rank Madrid System Rank Hague System Rank
1998            
1999            
2000            
2001 1 83        
2002            
2003            
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2005            
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2007     3 71    
2008     1 86    
2009 1 104        
2010     1 94    
2011 2 97        
2012     1 95    
PCT Top Applicants (Publication Year = 2012)
Applicant Publication Rank
EPS OFFSHORE OIL TRADING PLC 1 12086
METIS HOLDINGS, LLC 1 12086
PCT National Phase Entry (Direct and via Regional Office)
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998            
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2002         4 66
2003            
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2010         1 112
2011         1 115
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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