World Intellectual Property Organization

Statistical Country Profiles

Ethiopia

Population (Million): 91.73 (2012) (Rank = 13)

Gross Domestic Product (Billion US$)(Constant 2005 US$ (PPP)): 90.03 (2012) (Rank = 67)

IP Filings (Resident + Abroad, Including Regional) and Economy
Year Patent Trademark Industrial Design GDP (Constant 2005 US$)
1998   324 47 31.00
1999   302 7 32.60
2000 3 346 8 34.58
2001   283 50 37.45
2002 1 355 61 38.02
2003 3 234 73 37.20
2004 2 323 144 42.24
2005 2 222 97 47.24
2006 7 229 152 52.35
2007 13 445 220 58.35
2008       64.65
2009       70.34
2010       77.33
2011       82.97
2012       90.03
Patent Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998     11 88    
1999     18 89    
2000 3 98 9 95    
2001     15 94    
2002 1 103 12 92    
2003 3 96 6 95    
2004 1 105 3 99 1 134
2005 1 107 4 102 1 133
2006 5 91 5 98 2 112
2007 12 86 25 83 1 135
2008            
2009         1 134
2010         1 140
2011            
2012         1 155
Patent Applications by Top Fields of Technology (1998 - 2012)
Field of Technology Share
Macromolecular chemistry, polymers 33.33
Basic materials chemistry 33.33
Computer technology 11.11
Food chemistry 11.11
Furniture, games 11.11
Others 0.01
Patent Grants
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998     4 81    
1999     7 92    
2000     4 85    
2001     16 81    
2002     14 82    
2003     2 88    
2004     1 86    
2005 1 82 8 77    
2006     6 86    
2007     13 75 1 104
2008            
2009         1 120
2010            
2011            
2012            
Utility Model Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998 10 31        
1999 19 33 4 32    
2000 18 33        
2001 50 26        
2002 32 28        
2003 47 35        
2004 58 32        
2005 43 35        
2006 60 33        
2007 72 31 1 43    
2008            
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2011            
2012            
Trademark Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998 324 81 368 111    
1999 302 81 377 114    
2000 346 86 313 121    
2001 283 89 305 123    
2002 355 85 398 121    
2003 227 95 293 120 7 144
2004 321 90 189 122 2 139
2005 211 100 363 124 11 124
2006 227 98 319 122 2 156
2007 426 89 293 124 19 142
2008            
2009         15 149
2010         27 150
2011         20 167
2012         40 153
Trademark Registrations
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998 289 67 353 102    
1999 266 65 359 106    
2000 309 66 297 107    
2001 251 70 291 108    
2002 321 60 381 109    
2003 172 78 275 107 7 136
2004 259 74 174 108    
2005 163 83 346 109 1 133
2006 175 80 301 106 76 109
2007 355 73 272 114 10 133
2008         31 130
2009         8 147
2010         8 158
2011         13 157
2012         5 167
Industrial Design Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998 47 56 11 79    
1999 7 72 3 89    
2000 8 77 1 94    
2001 50 63        
2002 61 57 4 87    
2003 73 59 1 98    
2004 144 50 6 94    
2005 97 58 23 83    
2006 152 51 20 80    
2007 220 46 26 84    
2008            
2009            
2010            
2011            
2012            
Industrial Design Registrations
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998 18 55        
1999 2 64 1 92    
2000 12 63 7 79    
2001 15 66        
2002 26 60        
2003 40 56 3 81    
2004 49 51 2 92    
2005 74 49 7 85    
2006 105 50 17 80    
2007 145 43 22 76    
2008            
2009            
2010            
2011            
2012            
International Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties
Year PCT System Rank Madrid System Rank Hague System Rank
1998            
1999            
2000            
2001            
2002            
2003 1 103        
2004            
2005            
2006            
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2008            
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PCT National Phase Entry (Direct and via Regional Office)
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998            
1999            
2000            
2001            
2002            
2003            
2004            
2005         1 89
2006            
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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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