World Intellectual Property Organization

Statistical Country Profiles

Gabon

Population (Million): 1.63 (2012) (Rank = 147)

Gross Domestic Product (Billion US$)(Constant 2005 US$ (PPP)): 22.63 (2012) (Rank = 107)

IP Filings (Resident + Abroad, Including Regional) and Economy
Year Patent Trademark Industrial Design GDP (Constant 2005 US$)
1998       18.32
1999       16.68
2000       16.37
2001       16.72
2002       16.67
2003       17.09
2004       17.32
2005       17.84
2006       18.05
2007       19.05
2008       19.24
2009       18.68
2010       19.94
2011       21.33
2012       22.63
Patent Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998 2 93     30 44
1999 4 93     61 39
2000 2 102     30 51
2001            
2002 3 95     45 47
2003 1 104     17 83
2004 2 99     30 73
2005 4 99     60 62
2006         1 125
2007            
2008         2 123
2009         3 120
2010         1 140
2011 4 95     60 78
2012 2 99     33 89
Patent Applications by Top Fields of Technology (1998 - 2012)
Field of Technology Share
Pharmaceuticals 13.95
Other consumer goods 11.63
Chemical engineering 9.30
Civil engineering 9.30
Computer technology 4.65
Semiconductors 4.65
Food chemistry 4.65
Other special machines 4.65
Mechanical elements 4.65
Electrical machinery, apparatus, energy 2.33
Others 30.24
Patent Grants
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998            
1999            
2000            
2001            
2002            
2003         2 105
2004         1 100
2005            
2006            
2007         2 98
2008         3 103
2009            
2010         1 122
2011            
2012            
Utility Model Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998            
1999            
2000            
2001            
2002            
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2004            
2005            
2006            
2007            
2008            
2009            
2010         2 62
2011            
2012            
Trademark Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998            
1999            
2000            
2001            
2002            
2003            
2004            
2005            
2006            
2007            
2008         2 160
2009         27 140
2010         9 164
2011 21 103     323 110
2012 19 98     295 111
Trademark Registrations
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998            
1999            
2000            
2001            
2002            
2003         1 148
2004            
2005            
2006            
2007            
2008         1 161
2009            
2010         34 144
2011            
2012         9 158
Industrial Design Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998         1 50
1999            
2000            
2001            
2002            
2003     87 66    
2004     112 60    
2005 4 89 35 75 60 72
2006     24 78 25 76
2007     18 89    
2008     26 86    
2009     9 98    
2010     11 95    
2011 3 97 12 96 45 81
2012 8 88 6 103 120 68
Industrial Design Registrations
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998            
1999            
2000            
2001            
2002            
2003     87 59    
2004     112 57    
2005 1 84 35 72 15 84
2006     24 75 25 71
2007     18 79    
2008     26 77    
2009     9 93    
2010     11 92    
2011     12 96    
2012     6 100    
International Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties
Year PCT System Rank Madrid System Rank Hague System Rank
1998            
1999 2 68        
2000            
2001            
2002            
2003            
2004            
2005            
2006            
2007            
2008 1 105        
2009 1 104        
2010 2 95        
2011 3 90        
2012 3 94        
PCT National Phase Entry (Direct and via Regional Office)
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998            
1999         1 72
2000            
2001            
2002            
2003         1 84
2004 1 47     15 62
2005            
2006         1 95
2007            
2008         2 96
2009         1 106
2010         1 112
2011            
2012         2 112
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.
Gabon is a member of the African Intellectual Property Organization (OAPI). Patent filings by residents of this country at OAPI are considered both resident and abroad filings via regional office; filings by other nationals at OAPI are considered non-resident filings via regional office for Gabon.
Contact information: Economics and Statistics Division, WIPO. Tel.: +41-22-338-91-11, email: Ipstats.mail@wipo.int.

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