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Statistical Country Profiles

India

Population (Million): 1236.69 (2012) (Rank = 2)

Gross Domestic Product (Billion US$)(Constant 2005 US$ (PPP)): 4131.28 (2012) (Rank = 3)

IP Filings (Resident + Abroad, Including Regional) and Economy
Year Patent Trademark Industrial Design GDP (Constant 2005 US$)
1998 2,655   2,637 1609.33
1999 2,645 61,637 2,507 1745.53
2000 2,886 69,374 2,737 1814.92
2001 3,456 81,489 2,839 1904.65
2002 4,164 90,744 2,618 1979.07
2003 5,375 79,476 3,034 2136.29
2004 6,729 67,431 3,465 2303.96
2005 8,028 77,907 3,867 2517.88
2006 9,434 93,701 4,072 2751.14
2007 10,529 124,952 4,759 3020.79
2008 11,546 127,976 4,949 3138.33
2009 11,939 143,446 4,608 3404.45
2010 14,869 181,540 5,020 3763.50
2011 15,896 186,780 6,472 4001.75
2012 18,173 187,053 5,900 4131.28
Patent Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998 2,247 20 6,707 15 408 26
1999 2,206 21 2,620 29 439 27
2000 2,206 21 6,332 15 680 25
2001 2,379 20 8,213 14 1,077 22
2002 2,693 18 8,772 14 1,471 21
2003 3,425 17 9,188 13 1,950 20
2004 4,014 15 13,452 8 2,715 20
2005 4,721 14 19,661 8 3,307 20
2006 5,686 13 23,242 7 3,748 20
2007 6,296 13 28,922 7 4,233 20
2008 6,425 12 30,387 7 5,121 20
2009 7,262 13 27,025 7 4,677 19
2010 8,853 10 30,909 6 6,016 19
2011 8,841 10 33,450 6 7,055 19
2012 9,553 10 34,402 6 8,620 17
Patent Applications by Top Fields of Technology (1998 - 2012)
Field of Technology Share
Pharmaceuticals 24.41
Organic fine chemistry 22.38
Computer technology 6.52
Biotechnology 6.23
Basic materials chemistry 4.54
Materials, metallurgy 2.68
Food chemistry 2.50
Chemical engineering 2.45
Medical technology 2.34
Digital communication 1.94
Others 24.01
Patent Grants
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998 550 24 1,223 23 134 30
1999 633 22 1,527 21 157 29
2000 402 27 861 26 182 29
2001 529 25 1,020 28 288 27
2002 619 23 921 28 425 23
2003 615 27 911 28 621 21
2004 851 21 1,466 17 766 21
2005 1,396 19 2,924 16 888 21
2006 1,907 18 5,632 11 919 22
2007 3,173 12 12,088 7 1,125 22
2008 2,541 13 13,520 7 1,398 21
2009 1,725 17 4,443 12 1,467 22
2010 1,208 22 5,930 10 1,926 19
2011 776 25 4,392 13 2,111 19
2012 722 23 3,606 15 2,866 19
Patents in Force
Year Patents in Force Rank
2004 6,857 27
2005 16,419 19
2006 17,066 19
2007 29,688 19
2008 30,822 20
2009 37,334 19
2010 47,224 19
2011 41,361 18
2012 42,991 17
Utility Model Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998            
1999         2 37
2000         1 39
2001         4 35
2002         4 45
2003         9 40
2004         1 55
2005         2 48
2006         3 42
2007         8 40
2008         19 34
2009         25 32
2010         36 27
2011         32 31
2012         15 39
Trademark Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998         1,135 37
1999 60,337 9 5,393 49 1,300 37
2000 67,262 9 17,013 15 2,112 35
2001 79,746 6 10,490 29 1,743 39
2002 88,190 5 5,930 45 2,554 37
2003 76,801 6 15,450 10 2,675 40
2004 63,906 8 15,090 11 3,525 37
2005 73,308 7 12,361 17 4,599 36
2006 88,210 5 15,209 15 5,491 39
2007 117,014 4 6,500 43 7,938 36
2008 119,371 3 10,801 23 8,605 37
2009 134,403 3 7,540 28 9,043 34
2010 172,120 3 17,805 12 9,420 35
2011 176,386 3 22,161 9 10,394 35
2012 176,044 3 14,806 16 11,009 36
Trademark Registrations
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998 4,302 26 998 88 848 36
1999 6,747 17 1,263 82 814 36
2000         970 35
2001         757 36
2002         805 42
2003         1,534 44
2004         2,030 38
2005         3,081 38
2006         3,473 40
2007         4,028 41
2008         5,564 40
2009         6,634 37
2010 58,117 6 9,695 17 9,284 34
2011 122,440 3 20,503 6 8,835 35
2012 48,014 9 7,177 28 8,367 37
Industrial Design Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998 2,594 10 482 39 43 36
1999 2,470 10 381 45 37 36
2000 2,708 8 499 44 29 39
2001 2,810 9 540 40 29 47
2002 2,591 10 533 39 27 43
2003 2,816 10 541 42 218 34
2004 3,093 11 1,009 16 372 36
2005 3,407 10 1,542 12 460 35
2006 3,584 9 1,937 10 488 38
2007 3,873 9 2,529 9 886 36
2008 4,308 9 2,249 9 641 39
2009 4,267 9 1,825 8 341 44
2010 4,416 9 2,622 8 604 41
2011 5,156 9 3,060 8 1,316 36
2012 5,100 9 3,445 8 800 43
Industrial Design Registrations
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998         24 36
1999         40 36
2000         17 40
2001 1,969 9 457 42 15 52
2002 1,974 11 390 43 21 40
2003 2,004 9 543 38 126 36
2004 3,166 9 562 28 195 40
2005 3,439 9 736 16 434 36
2006 2,877 10 1,373 10 430 36
2007 3,026 9 1,902 10 715 37
2008 2,985 10 1,787 10 843 36
2009 3,552 7 2,473 8 339 44
2010 3,562 7 2,005 8 657 40
2011 3,971 8 2,266 8 1,239 35
2012 3,959 8 2,819 8 612 42
International Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties
Year PCT System Rank Madrid System Rank Hague System Rank
1998 16 42        
1999 101 29        
2000 190 26        
2001 295 23 2 60    
2002 525 22 1 60    
2003 763 19 1 68    
2004 725 19 5 60    
2005 678 20        
2006 833 20 3 72    
2007 905 20 3 71 2 20
2008 1,072 19 7 67    
2009 961 20 5 68    
2010 1,286 17 1 94    
2011 1,331 18 1 89    
2012 1,314 19 15 59    
PCT Top Applicants (Publication Year = 2012)
Applicant Publication Rank
COUNCIL OF SCIENTIFIC AND INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH 77 256
INDIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY 45 451
CADILA HEALTHCARE LIMITED 41 497
LUPIN LIMITED 36 565
HETERO RESEARCH FOUNDATION 32 630
RANBAXY LABORATORIES LIMITED 27 736
TEJAS NETWORKS LIMITED 25 785
TATA CONSULTANCY SERVICES LTD. 24 817
INEDA SYSTEMS PVT. LTD 20 971
DR. REDDY'S LABORATORIES LTD. 19 1024
PCT National Phase Entry (Direct and via Regional Office)
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998         15 38
1999     269 28 37 33
2000 27 22 4,172 13 63 31
2001 8 25 6,343 10 159 28
2002     7,049 10 379 23
2003 207 16 7,510 10 563 20
2004 384 17 10,287 10 1,367 20
2005 173 21 15,171 8 1,788 19
2006 349 18 19,411 7 1,829 21
2007 212 22 23,679 7 1,920 22
2008 237 23 25,469 7 2,341 21
2009 209 23 23,222 7 1,866 21
2010 225 23 25,698 7 2,569 21
2011 216 25 28,240 6 2,942 21
2012 247 24 29,071 6 3,323 20
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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