World Intellectual Property Organization

Statistical Country Profiles

Dominican Republic

Population (Million): 10.28 (2012) (Rank = 82)

Gross Domestic Product (Billion US$)(Constant 2005 US$ (PPP)): 90.37 (2012) (Rank = 66)

IP Filings (Resident + Abroad, Including Regional) and Economy
Year Patent Trademark Industrial Design GDP (Constant 2005 US$)
1998       44.08
1999       47.04
2000       49.71
2001       50.60
2002       53.53
2003       53.40
2004       54.10
2005       59.11
2006       65.42
2007       70.96
2008       74.69
2009       77.27
2010       83.26
2011       86.99
2012 24   46 90.37
Patent Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998            
1999            
2000         19 60
2001         1 97
2002            
2003         7 106
2004         5 110
2005         6 104
2006         8 89
2007         21 92
2008         2 123
2009         7 110
2010         12 102
2011         10 119
2012 18 83 264 46 6 130
Patent Applications by Top Fields of Technology (1998 - 2012)
Field of Technology Share
Medical technology 18.33
Pharmaceuticals 15.00
Organic fine chemistry 14.17
Audio-visual technology 6.67
Other consumer goods 6.67
IT methods for management 5.83
Computer technology 3.33
Food chemistry 3.33
Basic materials chemistry 3.33
Furniture, games 3.33
Others 20.01
Patent Grants
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998            
1999            
2000            
2001            
2002         16 45
2003            
2004            
2005         2 88
2006         1 98
2007         1 104
2008         3 103
2009         6 91
2010         5 100
2011         4 101
2012 2 84 87 55 2 114
Patents in Force
Year Patents in Force Rank
2004    
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2012 201 74
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         15 66
1999         12 73
2000         73 59
2001         343 54
2002         76 87
2003         198 87
2004         91 86
2005         41 100
2006         731 72
2007         503 86
2008         620 83
2009         401 88
2010         770 82
2011         590 97
2012         736 97
Trademark Registrations
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998         8 70
1999         9 64
2000         45 57
2001         57 53
2002         40 78
2003         120 82
2004         72 83
2005         34 97
2006         400 83
2007         635 72
2008         486 84
2009         474 83
2010         562 85
2011         535 86
2012         671 82
Industrial Design Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998            
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2002            
2003            
2004         3 85
2005         1 93
2006         1 95
2007         1 103
2008         33 76
2009            
2010         60 65
2011         34 83
2012 17 80 26 88 29 92
Industrial Design Registrations
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
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2007         2 91
2008         28 80
2009         4 90
2010         55 66
2011         29 72
2012 13 70 26 85 35 76
International Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties
Year PCT System Rank Madrid System Rank Hague System Rank
1998            
1999 1 74        
2000 1 84        
2001            
2002            
2003            
2004            
2005            
2006     1 84    
2007 2 92 1 81    
2008 5 82 1 86    
2009 1 104        
2010 3 91        
2011 7 75        
2012 4 90        
PCT Top Applicants (Publication Year = 2012)
Applicant Publication Rank
GCS INVESTMENTS, LTD. 1 12086
PCT National Phase Entry (Direct and via Regional Office)
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998            
1999            
2000         19 43
2001         1 81
2002            
2003            
2004            
2005            
2006            
2007         1 107
2008            
2009            
2010         9 86
2011         3 101
2012     254 32    
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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