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Statistical Country Profiles

Fiji

Population (Million): 0.87 (2012) (Rank = 155)

Gross Domestic Product (Billion US$)(Constant 2005 US$ (PPP)): 3.73 (2012) (Rank = 146)

IP Filings (Resident + Abroad, Including Regional) and Economy
Year Patent Trademark Industrial Design GDP (Constant 2005 US$)
1998       2.95
1999       3.21
2000       3.15
2001       3.22
2002       3.32
2003       3.35
2004       3.53
2005       3.56
2006       3.62
2007       3.59
2008       3.63
2009       3.58
2010       3.58
2011       3.65
2012       3.73
Patent Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998         1 85
1999         3 77
2000            
2001            
2002            
2003            
2004         1 134
2005            
2006            
2007         2 122
2008         3 120
2009         3 120
2010            
2011            
2012            
Patent Applications by Top Fields of Technology (1998 - 2012)
Field of Technology Share
Engines, pumps, turbines 70.00
Food chemistry 10.00
Machine tools 10.00
Other special machines 10.00
Patent Grants
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998            
1999            
2000            
2001            
2002            
2003         3 98
2004         1 100
2005            
2006         1 98
2007         1 104
2008         1 120
2009            
2010            
2011            
2012            
Utility Model Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998            
1999            
2000            
2001            
2002            
2003            
2004            
2005            
2006            
2007         8 40
2008            
2009            
2010            
2011            
2012            
Trademark Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998         3 80
1999         7 75
2000         1 108
2001         31 91
2002         6 124
2003         61 108
2004         17 112
2005         10 125
2006         98 110
2007         83 116
2008         9 143
2009         9 153
2010         20 156
2011         128 131
2012         82 142
Trademark Registrations
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998         6 71
1999         3 73
2000         1 89
2001         5 77
2002         4 103
2003         36 112
2004         12 109
2005         13 110
2006         6 135
2007         10 133
2008         67 118
2009         7 150
2010         16 152
2011         19 149
2012         23 148
Industrial Design Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998            
1999            
2000            
2001            
2002            
2003            
2004            
2005            
2006            
2007         1 103
2008         3 95
2009            
2010         2 99
2011            
2012            
Industrial Design Registrations
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998            
1999            
2000            
2001            
2002            
2003            
2004            
2005            
2006            
2007            
2008         4 92
2009            
2010         1 103
2011            
2012            
International Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties
Year PCT System Rank Madrid System Rank Hague System Rank
1998 1 76        
1999            
2000            
2001            
2002 1 86        
2003            
2004            
2005     1 82    
2006            
2007 1 101        
2008     1 86    
2009            
2010     2 83    
2011     3 77    
2012     2 86    
PCT National Phase Entry (Direct and via Regional Office)
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998         1 66
1999         3 61
2000            
2001            
2002            
2003            
2004            
2005            
2006            
2007            
2008            
2009         1 106
2010            
2011            
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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