World Intellectual Property Organization

Statistical Country Profiles

Kuwait

Population (Million): 3.25 (2012) (Rank = 132)

Gross Domestic Product (Billion US$)(Constant 2005 US$ (PPP)): 125.31 (2011) (Rank = 56)

IP Filings (Resident + Abroad, Including Regional) and Economy
Year Patent Trademark Industrial Design GDP (Constant 2005 US$)
1998       72.40
1999       71.11
2000       74.45
2001       74.99
2002       77.24
2003       90.62
2004       99.86
2005       110.44
2006       116.19
2007       121.27
2008       127.30
2009       120.74
2010       117.88
2011       125.31
2012        
Patent Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998         3 76
1999         14 60
2000         4 76
2001         4 76
2002         6 78
2003         7 106
2004         43 66
2005         22 83
2006         40 64
2007         41 77
2008         25 85
2009         46 72
2010         75 70
2011         103 71
2012         121 63
Patent Applications by Top Fields of Technology (1998 - 2012)
Field of Technology Share
Transport 6.28
Medical technology 6.28
Furniture, games 6.28
IT methods for management 6.04
Computer technology 5.80
Engines, pumps, turbines 5.80
Control 5.56
Other consumer goods 5.07
Measurement 4.83
Civil engineering 4.35
Others 43.71
Patent Grants
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998            
1999            
2000            
2001            
2002            
2003         18 66
2004         6 71
2005         3 79
2006         7 70
2007         8 86
2008         15 80
2009         17 73
2010         16 82
2011         28 71
2012         36 68
Utility Model Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998            
1999            
2000            
2001            
2002            
2003            
2004            
2005         2 48
2006            
2007            
2008            
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2010            
2011            
2012            
Trademark Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998         3 80
1999         1 96
2000            
2001         61 79
2002         12 119
2003         52 111
2004         8 123
2005            
2006         671 73
2007         644 80
2008         782 79
2009         552 78
2010         274 103
2011         548 99
2012         490 103
Trademark Registrations
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998            
1999         1 80
2000         2 81
2001         1 95
2002         1 108
2003         69 96
2004         8 115
2005         5 121
2006         159 101
2007         369 87
2008         362 89
2009         785 74
2010         732 82
2011         505 88
2012         571 88
Industrial Design Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998            
1999            
2000            
2001         5 69
2002            
2003            
2004            
2005         1 93
2006         2 92
2007            
2008            
2009         1 101
2010            
2011         2 110
2012         3 107
Industrial Design Registrations
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998            
1999            
2000            
2001         6 65
2002            
2003            
2004            
2005            
2006            
2007         2 91
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 2 70        
1999 1 74        
2000     1 57    
2001            
2002 1 86        
2003 1 103        
2004 3 80        
2005 4 77        
2006 1 101        
2007 2 92        
2008 2 99        
2009 1 104        
2010            
2011 4 85        
2012            
PCT Top Applicants (Publication Year = 2012)
Applicant Publication Rank
TAWASUL SERVICES CO. 1 12086
PCT National Phase Entry (Direct and via Regional Office)
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998         1 66
1999            
2000         2 71
2001         1 81
2002         2 78
2003            
2004         20 54
2005         2 82
2006         1 95
2007         1 107
2008         3 93
2009         2 98
2010         13 83
2011         6 88
2012         7 94
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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