World Intellectual Property Organization

Statistical Country Profiles

Gambia

Population (Million): 1.79 (2012) (Rank = 145)

Gross Domestic Product (Billion US$)(Constant 2005 US$ (PPP)): 3.01 (2012) (Rank = 149)

IP Filings (Resident + Abroad, Including Regional) and Economy
Year Patent Trademark Industrial Design GDP (Constant 2005 US$)
1998   3 10 1.81
1999   36   1.93
2000   24   2.03
2001   7   2.15
2002   17   2.08
2003   13   2.22
2004   20   2.38
2005   22   2.36
2006   22   2.39
2007   42   2.47
2008       2.61
2009       2.78
2010       2.96
2011       2.84
2012       3.01
Patent Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
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2010         2 131
2011         1 153
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Patent Applications by Top Fields of Technology (1998 - 2012)
Field of Technology Share
Handling 54.55
Machine tools 9.09
Textile and paper machines 9.09
Mechanical elements 9.09
Furniture, games 9.09
Other consumer goods 9.09
Others  
Patent Grants
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998     10 79    
1999     8 90    
2000     1 89    
2001     3 89    
2002     8 88    
2003     7 83    
2004     3 83    
2005     2 86    
2006     7 84    
2007     7 80    
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Patents in Force
Year Patents in Force Rank
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2008 991 51
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Utility Model Applications
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Trademark Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998 3 106 269 113    
1999 36 105 273 116    
2000 24 110 391 119    
2001 7 119 412 121    
2002 17 117 395 124    
2003 7 117 291 121 6 147
2004 20 115 530 116    
2005 22 115 399 123    
2006 22 116 297 124    
2007 42 108 285 125    
2008         3 156
2009            
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2012         2 188
Trademark Registrations
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998 3 92 269 104    
1999 36 92 273 107    
2000 24 88 391 105    
2001 7 94 412 105    
2002 17 91 395 108    
2003 7 95 291 106    
2004 20 89 530 101    
2005 22 91 399 108    
2006 22 94 297 107    
2007 42 87 285 113    
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Industrial Design Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998 10 70 4 91    
1999     2 95    
2000            
2001     9 88    
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Industrial Design Registrations
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
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1999     3 84    
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2001     2 96    
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International Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties
Year PCT System Rank Madrid System Rank Hague System Rank
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PCT National Phase Entry (Direct and via Regional Office)
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
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2010         1 112
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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.
Gambia is a member of the African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO). Patent filings by residents of this country at ARIPO are considered both resident and abroad filings via regional office. Due to lack of information on designation, filings by other nationals at ARIPO are not counted as non-resident filings for Gambia.
Contact information: Economics and Statistics Division, WIPO. Tel.: +41-22-338-91-11, email: Ipstats.mail@wipo.int.

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