World Intellectual Property Organization

Statistical Country Profiles

Iraq

Population (Million): 32.58 (2012) (Rank = 38)

Gross Domestic Product (Billion US$)(Constant 2005 US$ (PPP)): 119.21 (2012) (Rank = 58)

IP Filings (Resident + Abroad, Including Regional) and Economy
Year Patent Trademark Industrial Design GDP (Constant 2005 US$)
1998       93.95
1999       117.24
2000       112.20
2001       104.80
2002       96.62
2003       56.72
2004       83.09
2005       82.51
2006       83.65
2007       84.80
2008       90.40
2009       95.66
2010       101.26
2011       109.95
2012       119.21
Patent Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998            
1999            
2000            
2001         2 86
2002            
2003            
2004         1 134
2005            
2006         1 125
2007         2 122
2008         2 123
2009         3 120
2010         2 131
2011         4 134
2012         12 120
Patent Applications by Top Fields of Technology (1998 - 2012)
Field of Technology Share
Other special machines 25.93
Medical technology 14.81
Mechanical elements 14.81
Pharmaceuticals 11.11
Engines, pumps, turbines 7.41
Organic fine chemistry 3.70
Biotechnology 3.70
Macromolecular chemistry, polymers 3.70
Food chemistry 3.70
Transport 3.70
Others 7.43
Patent Grants
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998            
1999            
2000            
2001            
2002            
2003         1 117
2004            
2005            
2006            
2007            
2008         2 108
2009            
2010            
2011         2 110
2012            
Utility Model Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998            
1999            
2000            
2001            
2002         1 62
2003            
2004            
2005            
2006            
2007            
2008            
2009            
2010            
2011            
2012            
Trademark Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998            
1999            
2000            
2001            
2002         1 136
2003         1 163
2004         6 129
2005         2 145
2006         4 150
2007         12 145
2008         17 136
2009         170 100
2010         90 125
2011         248 118
2012         118 133
Trademark Registrations
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998            
1999            
2000            
2001            
2002            
2003            
2004            
2005            
2006            
2007         5 145
2008         8 145
2009         13 140
2010         89 123
2011         154 110
2012         112 115
Industrial Design Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998            
1999            
2000         15 45
2001            
2002            
2003            
2004            
2005            
2006            
2007         2 98
2008            
2009            
2010         1 104
2011            
2012         1 124
Industrial Design Registrations
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998            
1999            
2000         15 45
2001            
2002            
2003            
2004            
2005            
2006            
2007            
2008            
2009            
2010         1 103
2011            
2012         1 103
International Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties
Year PCT System Rank Madrid System Rank Hague System Rank
1998            
1999            
2000            
2001            
2002            
2003            
2004            
2005            
2006            
2007 1 101 1 81    
2008     1 86    
2009            
2010            
2011            
2012            
PCT National Phase Entry (Direct and via Regional Office)
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998            
1999            
2000            
2001            
2002            
2003            
2004         1 93
2005            
2006            
2007            
2008            
2009            
2010            
2011            
2012         1 118
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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