World Intellectual Property Organization

Statistical Country Profiles

Guinea

Population (Million): 11.45 (2012) (Rank = 74)

Gross Domestic Product (Billion US$)(Constant 2005 US$ (PPP)): 10.55 (2012) (Rank = 134)

IP Filings (Resident + Abroad, Including Regional) and Economy
Year Patent Trademark Industrial Design GDP (Constant 2005 US$)
1998       7.09
1999       7.36
2000       7.55
2001       7.82
2002       8.23
2003       8.33
2004       8.52
2005       8.78
2006       9.00
2007       9.16
2008       9.61
2009       9.58
2010       9.77
2011       10.15
2012       10.55
Patent Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998 1 98     15 55
1999            
2000            
2001 1 96     15 61
2002 5 93     75 43
2003 4 95     61 60
2004            
2005 1 107     15 89
2006            
2007            
2008         1 136
2009         2 127
2010            
2011 1 107     16 110
2012 2 99     32 91
Patent Applications by Top Fields of Technology (1998 - 2012)
Field of Technology Share
Pharmaceuticals 41.18
Computer technology 11.76
Machine tools 11.76
Transport 11.76
Food chemistry 5.88
Other special machines 5.88
Mechanical elements 5.88
Furniture, games 5.88
Others 0.02
Patent Grants
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
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2011         1 120
2012         1 125
Utility Model Applications
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Trademark Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998            
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2001         1 114
2002            
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2008         1 164
2009         7 156
2010            
2011 52 99     791 86
2012 90 90     1,352 72
Trademark Registrations
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
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2010         2 170
2011         9 159
2012         5 167
Industrial Design Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
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2011 8 88     120 62
2012 3 97     45 83
Industrial Design Registrations
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
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International Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties
Year PCT System Rank Madrid System Rank Hague System Rank
1998            
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2000            
2001 1 83        
2002            
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2010 1 105        
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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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2011         1 115
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.
Guinea 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 Guinea.
Contact information: Economics and Statistics Division, WIPO. Tel.: +41-22-338-91-11, email: Ipstats.mail@wipo.int.

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