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Statistical Country Profiles

Ecuador

Population (Million): 15.49 (2012) (Rank = 65)

Gross Domestic Product (Billion US$)(Constant 2005 US$ (PPP)): 130.8 (2012) (Rank = 56)

IP Filings (Resident + Abroad, Including Regional) and Economy
Year Patent Trademark Industrial Design GDP (Constant 2005 US$)
1998   4,772   80.48
1999 15 3,934   76.66
2000 11 4,278 14 77.50
2001 7 5,167 19 80.61
2002 17 5,202 22 83.91
2003 27 6,167 25 86.20
2004 24 7,547 28 93.28
2005 18 11,833 50 98.21
2006 20 11,619 29 102.54
2007 14 6,803 73 104.78
2008 26 8,446 75 111.44
2009 19 8,728 30 112.07
2010 15 9,451 54 115.38
2011       124.42
2012       130.80
Patent Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998            
1999 15 82 475 48    
2000 10 87 541 48 1 96
2001 7 86 256 62    
2002 13 85 101 74 4 81
2003 7 89 415 49 20 79
2004 14 86 489 41 10 92
2005 11 90 580 40 7 99
2006 8 90 751 35 12 83
2007 4 92 794 36 10 100
2008 2 88 847 37 24 86
2009 6 86 668 35 13 94
2010 4 93 690 38 11 103
2011         19 107
2012         15 115
Patent Applications by Top Fields of Technology (1998 - 2012)
Field of Technology Share
Pharmaceuticals 16.33
Civil engineering 12.15
Organic fine chemistry 8.76
Basic materials chemistry 7.77
Medical technology 5.38
Other special machines 3.59
Other consumer goods 3.59
Handling 3.39
Food chemistry 3.19
Engines, pumps, turbines 2.99
Others 32.86
Patent Grants
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998            
1999 4 81 138 54    
2000            
2001            
2002 6 78 15 81    
2003         5 85
2004     24 71 4 79
2005         2 88
2006         5 77
2007 2 79 31 68 7 89
2008         6 92
2009         5 95
2010         11 87
2011         3 105
2012         6 97
Patents in Force
Year Patents in Force Rank
2004 44 58
2005 38 52
2006    
2007 33 51
2008    
2009    
2010 199 72
2011    
2012    
Utility Model Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998            
1999            
2000 1 43 15 30    
2001 7 35 10 25    
2002 2 33 17 18 2 55
2003 9 41 1 37 3 53
2004 2 46 6 31 2 49
2005 9 43 18 27 1 60
2006 3 46 18 27 1 60
2007 10 42 9 33    
2008 7 47 15 34    
2009 7 51 10 35    
2010 18 48 26 29    
2011         1 79
2012            
Trademark Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998 4,619 30 6,379 42 153 44
1999 3,798 39 6,256 43 136 45
2000 4,145 45 5,892 51 133 53
2001 4,938 38 5,155 55 229 61
2002 5,150 39 4,878 55 52 93
2003 5,857 38 4,576 61 310 76
2004 7,339 38 4,769 60 208 74
2005 11,593 26 2,224 90 240 72
2006 11,034 30 2,387 92 585 76
2007 6,078 42 6,527 42 725 78
2008 7,652 38 7,872 34 794 78
2009 7,925 37 6,592 31 803 76
2010 8,750 35 7,445 31 701 85
2011         640 93
2012         877 84
Trademark Registrations
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998 3,313 28 6,203 41 118 44
1999 3,150 29 3,002 64 114 41
2000 1,969 39 11,597 15 110 46
2001 5,077 26 6,127 42 13 70
2002 5,271 24 4,840 49 19 88
2003 2,277 35 6,212 35 206 73
2004 4,052 29 4,216 50 101 78
2005 4,110 35 2,407 76 173 73
2006         376 85
2007 4,928 34 7,253 26 587 74
2008         418 86
2009         462 84
2010 10,752 25     1,009 74
2011         479 92
2012         610 86
Industrial Design Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998            
1999            
2000 14 72 30 71    
2001 18 71 40 68 1 89
2002 21 70 61 68 1 76
2003 25 69 57 70    
2004 22 76 76 67 6 81
2005 49 64 92 63 1 93
2006 29 72 60 66    
2007 72 57 113 62 1 103
2008 75 62 27 85    
2009 26 68 100 53 4 88
2010 52 64 110 51 2 99
2011         33 84
2012         46 82
Industrial Design Registrations
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998         2 44
1999         1 47
2000            
2001         1 84
2002 16 64 50 64 1 72
2003 32 59 49 64    
2004 23 61 44 70    
2005 11 72 72 62    
2006            
2007 72 51 113 59    
2008         2 98
2009         3 91
2010 52 60 110 48 2 96
2011         3 94
2012         64 66
International Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties
Year PCT System Rank Madrid System Rank Hague System Rank
1998            
1999 2 68        
2000            
2001            
2002 2 79        
2003 5 70        
2004 9 65        
2005 1 97        
2006 7 74        
2007 2 92        
2008 4 85        
2009 4 85        
2010 33 51        
2011 33 50        
2012 44 48 1 95    
PCT Top Applicants (Publication Year = 2012)
Applicant Publication Rank
TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL) 4 4061
THANARES GMBH 2 7182
ZM PRAZISIONSDENTALTECHNIK GMBH 2 7182
AUTOMATION, PRESS AND TOOLING, A.P.& T AB 1 12086
B. BRAUN AVITUM AG 1 12086
EMAG AG 1 12086
EMAG HOLDING GMBH 1 12086
FEDERAL-MOGUL BURSCHEID GMBH 1 12086
GERATE- UND PUMPENBAU GMBH DR. EUGEN SCHMIDT 1 12086
IAV GMBH 1 12086
PCT National Phase Entry (Direct and via Regional Office)
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998            
1999            
2000         1 82
2001            
2002         3 70
2003         4 72
2004     436 31 2 85
2005     429 31 1 89
2006         4 76
2007     794 24 2 96
2008         18 73
2009         8 85
2010         5 94
2011         6 88
2012         1 118
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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