World Intellectual Property Organization

Statistical Country Profiles

Kenya

Population (Million): 43.18 (2012) (Rank = 31)

Gross Domestic Product (Billion US$)(Constant 2005 US$ (PPP)): 65.7 (2012) (Rank = 74)

IP Filings (Resident + Abroad, Including Regional) and Economy
Year Patent Trademark Industrial Design GDP (Constant 2005 US$)
1998 27 483 28 38.97
1999 26 436 34 39.87
2000       40.11
2001   628   41.62
2002 24 797 73 41.85
2003 37 839 56 43.08
2004 39 815 45 45.28
2005 40 1,091 102 47.95
2006 54 1,718 54 50.99
2007 52 1,529 42 54.55
2008 67 1,438 39 55.39
2009 56 1,774 76 56.90
2010 81 2,236 69 60.20
2011 160   87 62.84
2012 143   94 65.70
Patent Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998 27 78 34 75    
1999 25 80 30 87 1 88
2000            
2001            
2002 23 78 49 81 1 99
2003 22 84 73 78 15 88
2004 31 79 53 81 8 99
2005 34 80 59 79 6 104
2006 41 78 41 80 13 82
2007 41 76 91 72 11 99
2008 63 72 89 70 4 115
2009 48 74 123 60 8 106
2010 77 71 120 62 4 115
2011 135 63 122 65 25 97
2012 123 61 136 61 20 103
Patent Applications by Top Fields of Technology (1998 - 2012)
Field of Technology Share
Pharmaceuticals 19.39
Handling 12.73
Basic materials chemistry 11.52
Biotechnology 4.85
Thermal processes and apparatus 4.24
Food chemistry 3.03
Transport 3.03
Other consumer goods 3.03
Furniture, games 3.03
Analysis of biological materials 3.03
Others 32.12
Patent Grants
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998 8 73 12 77    
1999 3 83 14 84    
2000            
2001            
2002     7 89    
2003 6 77 14 81 7 79
2004 8 72 7 78 6 71
2005 8 74 40 65 9 65
2006 5 80 24 76 3 85
2007 4 76 13 75 1 104
2008 5 79 37 73 6 92
2009 6 75 81 57 9 82
2010 4 79 50 63 2 112
2011 4 82 55 65 4 101
2012 4 78 72 59 4 103
Patents in Force
Year Patents in Force Rank
2004    
2005    
2006    
2007    
2008 1,305 40
2009    
2010    
2011    
2012    
Utility Model Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998 3 36        
1999 7 37        
2000 5 39        
2001 12 33        
2002 14 31        
2003 12 40        
2004 13 41        
2005 11 42        
2006 19 40        
2007 16 38        
2008 18 42 1 47    
2009 29 44 1 46    
2010 28 46        
2011 51 42        
2012 68 36        
Trademark Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998 483 76 1,741 86    
1999 418 76 2,287 82 18 69
2000     1,548 97 4 88
2001 628 77 2,175 90    
2002 734 75 1,972 86 63 91
2003 750 75 1,778 91 89 101
2004 778 77 1,831 93 37 98
2005 1,017 76 2,180 92 74 95
2006 1,228 74 2,258 94 490 83
2007 1,428 73 2,318 94 101 112
2008 1,372 68 2,482 89 66 120
2009 1,675 58 2,208 82 99 112
2010 2,031 62 2,288 81 205 112
2011     1,607 91 383 106
2012     1,668 92 271 113
Trademark Registrations
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998 248 70 1,284 85    
1999 250 68 1,262 83    
2000     1,548 82    
2001 390 60 2,355 73    
2002 271 66 1,597 83    
2003 333 65 1,744 76 13 129
2004 719 56 2,463 67 19 99
2005 1,967 47 5,148 42 30 98
2006 1,305 50 2,976 69 523 77
2007 1,073 52 2,393 79 39 119
2008 1,211 53 2,629 78 97 113
2009 1,159 55 2,269 75 83 110
2010 1,360 57 2,383 67 165 106
2011     1,605 89 342 97
2012     1,663 87 368 97
Industrial Design Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998 28 61 14 75    
1999 34 61 13 76    
2000            
2001     9 88 1 89
2002 73 55 12 77    
2003 43 66 10 90 13 72
2004 44 66 11 89 1 92
2005 102 57 15 89    
2006 54 65 18 82    
2007 42 66 32 78    
2008 39 67 10 98    
2009 76 58 14 93    
2010 69 62 7 102    
2011 86 58 28 81 1 117
2012 93 58 10 100 1 124
Industrial Design Registrations
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998 42 49 10 68    
1999 26 49 9 72    
2000            
2001     5 83    
2002 1 81        
2003 8 70 8 75 5 72
2004 5 74     12 80
2005 59 53 7 85 1 95
2006 34 62 13 84    
2007 16 67 19 78    
2008 33 62 15 87    
2009 90 48 13 88    
2010 39 62 11 92    
2011 31 65 9 100 1 100
2012 38 61 12 97    
International Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties
Year PCT System Rank Madrid System Rank Hague System Rank
1998 1 76        
1999 1 74        
2000            
2001     1 65    
2002 1 86        
2003 2 86        
2004 7 67 2 65    
2005 7 69        
2006 4 85 8 61    
2007 3 86 1 81    
2008 1 105 2 77    
2009 5 81 2 82    
2010 4 86 3 78    
2011 9 71 4 73    
2012 5 86 3 80    
PCT Top Applicants (Publication Year = 2012)
Applicant Publication Rank
STEEPER ENERGY APS 2 7182
FOSSFILL APS 1 12086
H. LUNDBECK A/S 1 12086
LEO PHARMA A/S 1 12086
PCT National Phase Entry (Direct and via Regional Office)
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998     28 40    
1999     21 45 1 72
2000            
2001            
2002     46 44 1 82
2003     70 42 1 84
2004     50 50    
2005     53 47    
2006     38 48 4 76
2007     85 34 4 90
2008     89 34    
2009     117 29 2 98
2010     118 36    
2011     121 40 14 78
2012     128 41 8 93
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.
Kenya is a member of the African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO). Patent filings by residents of this country at ARIPO are considered both resident and abroad filings via regional office. Due to lack of information on designation, filings by other nationals at ARIPO are not counted as non-resident filings for Kenya.
Contact information: Economics and Statistics Division, WIPO. Tel.: +41-22-338-91-11, email: Ipstats.mail@wipo.int.

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