World Intellectual Property Organization

Statistical Country Profiles

Jamaica

Population (Million): 2.71 (2012) (Rank = 137)

Gross Domestic Product (Billion US$)(Constant 2005 US$ (PPP)): 18.77 (2005) (Rank = 109)

IP Filings (Resident + Abroad, Including Regional) and Economy
Year Patent Trademark Industrial Design GDP (Constant 2005 US$)
1998   585 2  
1999   374    
2000 11 324 4  
2001 4 506 3  
2002 15 405 3  
2003 13 448 3  
2004 15 474 26  
2005 15 604 12 18.77
2006 25 896 10  
2007 12 752 29  
2008 30 987 34  
2009 28 1,041 49  
2010 20 1,244 53  
2011 25 1,624 41  
2012        
Patent Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998            
1999            
2000 11 85 90 82    
2001 4 91 72 81    
2002 15 84 54 80    
2003 9 87 41 82 4 113
2004 11 89 61 79 4 113
2005 10 91 59 79 5 112
2006 21 86 132 69 4 98
2007 6 90 157 65 6 104
2008 15 82 121 69 15 97
2009 17 79 110 62 11 99
2010 14 85 142 58 6 111
2011 20 85 93 67 5 132
2012         31 95
Patent Applications by Top Fields of Technology (1998 - 2012)
Field of Technology Share
Biotechnology 9.23
Pharmaceuticals 9.23
Basic materials chemistry 9.23
Control 7.69
Other special machines 7.69
Furniture, games 7.69
Medical technology 6.15
Organic fine chemistry 6.15
Other consumer goods 6.15
Engines, pumps, turbines 4.62
Others 26.17
Patent Grants
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998            
1999 1 86 16 83    
2000     20 77    
2001 2 81 67 64    
2002 15 68 54 62    
2003 11 70 61 67 1 117
2004         1 100
2005         1 94
2006 9 78 34 70    
2007         1 104
2008         8 90
2009         3 103
2010         5 100
2011         2 110
2012         2 114
Patents in Force
Year Patents in Force Rank
2004    
2005 527 45
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Utility Model Applications
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Trademark Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998 581 69 1,424 91 4 77
1999 374 77 1,320 92    
2000 320 87 1,455 100 4 88
2001 378 84 1,601 96 128 69
2002 386 83 1,131 101 19 112
2003 359 84 1,010 100 89 101
2004 412 84 1,056 102 62 92
2005 583 80 1,072 109 21 114
2006 679 80 1,125 104 217 103
2007 593 83 1,118 105 159 107
2008 660 76 1,144 99 327 94
2009 827 70 991 96 214 97
2010 973 76 1,161 100 271 105
2011 1,096 69 1,276 96 528 101
2012         477 104
Trademark Registrations
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998 402 61 11,160 15 9 68
1999 527 54 2,139 75 3 73
2000 440 60 1,712 80    
2001 153 76 411 106 7 73
2002 133 80 745 97 6 100
2003 206 74 1,048 86 39 109
2004 389 63 1,327 84 18 100
2005 369 73 1,284 93 12 111
2006 522 64 1,159 90 133 104
2007 409 69 845 99 270 92
2008 465 69 1,260 89 215 98
2009 566 65 1,159 86 327 90
2010 587 72 1,035 91 201 102
2011 833 67 1,284 91 591 84
2012         370 96
Industrial Design Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998 2 80 12 76    
1999            
2000 4 83 9 84    
2001 3 86 4 103    
2002 3 85 4 87    
2003 3 87 5 95    
2004 26 74 28 82    
2005 12 81 19 85    
2006 10 77 8 95    
2007 29 70 7 99    
2008 32 70 7 100 2 99
2009 49 63 4 102    
2010 40 69 4 106 13 88
2011 41 70 23 86    
2012         2 113
Industrial Design Registrations
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998 1 68 8 71    
1999            
2000     7 79    
2001 4 72 8 77    
2002 4 73        
2003 3 76 7 76    
2004 24 60 21 79    
2005 4 80 3 88    
2006 20 68 27 74    
2007 24 61 13 85    
2008 25 65 9 92 3 97
2009 33 59 5 96    
2010 35 64 2 100    
2011 14 74 34 72    
2012            
International Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties
Year PCT System Rank Madrid System Rank Hague System Rank
1998 1 76        
1999            
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2003 3 78        
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2006 1 101 1 84    
2007 1 101 1 81    
2008     1 86    
2009 2 92        
2010            
2011 3 90        
2012 1 108        
PCT Top Applicants (Publication Year = 2012)
Applicant Publication Rank
UNIVERSITY OF THE WEST INDIES 1 12086
PCT National Phase Entry (Direct and via Regional Office)
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2007         1 107
2008         3 93
2009         1 106
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2012         14 75
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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