World Intellectual Property Organization

Statistical Country Profiles

Iran (Islamic Republic of)

Population (Million): 76.42 (2012) (Rank = 17)

Gross Domestic Product (Billion US$)(Constant 2005 US$ (PPP)): 765.18 (2009) (Rank = 17)

IP Filings (Resident + Abroad, Including Regional) and Economy
Year Patent Trademark Industrial Design GDP (Constant 2005 US$)
1998 338 5,426   457.42
1999 368 8,725   466.26
2000 410 9,174   490.24
2001 691 9,906   508.24
2002 911 11,818   546.43
2003 1,296 7,643   585.31
2004 2,441 17,677   615.07
2005 4,071 21,584   643.50
2006 5,995 24,716   681.43
2007       734.75
2008       751.65
2009       765.18
2010        
2011        
2012        
Patent Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998 337 39 159 62 1 85
1999 366 39 177 66 2 79
2000 410 40 206 67    
2001 691 34 302 56    
2002 910 31 285 57 1 99
2003 1,287 27 355 53 9 102
2004 2,426 23 356 49 15 89
2005 4,051 17 443 46 20 86
2006 5,970 12 557 40 25 71
2007         52 74
2008         60 70
2009         60 67
2010         89 66
2011         113 67
2012         68 75
Patent Applications by Top Fields of Technology (1998 - 2012)
Field of Technology Share
Pharmaceuticals 10.31
Medical technology 8.02
Basic materials chemistry 6.11
Organic fine chemistry 5.73
Chemical engineering 5.53
Materials, metallurgy 4.39
Civil engineering 3.82
Biotechnology 3.82
Electrical machinery, apparatus, energy 3.82
Engines, pumps, turbines 3.24
Others 45.21
Patent Grants
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998 64 53     1 44
1999 152 40        
2000 241 33        
2001 529 25        
2002 440 28 202 48    
2003 634 26 309 38 5 85
2004 1,228 17 226 42    
2005 2,605 13 285 40 3 79
2006 4,074 10 439 36 4 80
2007         6 90
2008         5 97
2009         9 82
2010         17 78
2011         33 68
2012         30 70
Utility Model Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998            
1999            
2000            
2001            
2002            
2003         1 67
2004            
2005         1 60
2006         3 42
2007         4 50
2008            
2009         2 64
2010            
2011         2 69
2012            
Trademark Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998 5,417 28 861 101 9 69
1999 8,723 21 771 105 2 89
2000 9,173 22 1,047 108 1 108
2001 9,858 22 1,224 100 48 80
2002 11,784 22 1,239 99 34 99
2003 7,468 32 1,280 97 175 90
2004 17,607 20 2,748 78 70 90
2005 20,439 19 4,255 65 1,145 53
2006 23,827 17 4,591 61 889 66
2007     3,360 82 551 82
2008 1 98 3,467 76 1,607 63
2009     3,013 67 906 73
2010     3,096 63 1,670 66
2011     3,387 58 1,096 80
2012     3,155 62 864 86
Trademark Registrations
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998 2,087 35 441 99    
1999 2,704 33 1,092 89    
2000 2,850 30 900 95    
2001 3,537 29 900 93 2 86
2002 3,571 31 917 91 1 108
2003 5,236 26 1,320 85 80 92
2004 7,615 20 2,698 63 32 91
2005 9,255 17 3,950 57 955 50
2006 9,500 19 3,930 55 755 66
2007     3,221 72 425 81
2008 1 86 3,240 70 1,472 62
2009     2,832 61 730 77
2010     2,770 60 1,434 69
2011     2,933 62 915 75
2012     2,744 65 697 80
Industrial Design Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998            
1999         30 41
2000            
2001         7 61
2002         1 76
2003         33 56
2004         1 92
2005            
2006         27 73
2007         27 79
2008         4 94
2009         55 72
2010         7 90
2011         5 100
2012         31 87
Industrial Design Registrations
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998            
1999         30 38
2000            
2001         8 61
2002            
2003         17 57
2004            
2005            
2006         25 71
2007         27 80
2008         2 98
2009         82 61
2010         3 94
2011         2 95
2012         31 78
International Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties
Year PCT System Rank Madrid System Rank Hague System Rank
1998            
1999            
2000 1 84        
2001            
2002            
2003 2 86        
2004     9 55    
2005 2 88 32 47    
2006 3 86 17 53    
2007 3 86 16 53    
2008 2 99 12 57    
2009 7 77 18 53    
2010 6 78 39 51    
2011 1 110 16 57    
2012 2 100 17 58    
PCT National Phase Entry (Direct and via Regional Office)
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998            
1999         2 64
2000            
2001            
2002         1 82
2003         1 84
2004         2 85
2005            
2006         6 74
2007            
2008         19 71
2009         4 95
2010         11 84
2011         8 84
2012         5 97
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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