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Statistical Country Profiles

Lao People's Democratic Republic

Population (Million): 6.65 (2012) (Rank = 102)

Gross Domestic Product (Billion US$)(Constant 2005 US$ (PPP)): 16.76 (2012) (Rank = 120)

IP Filings (Resident + Abroad, Including Regional) and Economy
Year Patent Trademark Industrial Design GDP (Constant 2005 US$)
1998   17   6.35
1999   33   6.81
2000   25   7.21
2001   14   7.62
2002   25   8.07
2003   54   8.56
2004       9.11
2005       9.75
2006       10.59
2007       11.40
2008       12.29
2009       13.21
2010       14.34
2011       15.49
2012       16.76
Patent Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
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2002         1 99
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2007         1 135
2008            
2009         1 134
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Patent Applications by Top Fields of Technology (1998 - 2012)
Field of Technology Share
Handling 22.73
Medical technology 13.64
Pharmaceuticals 9.09
Engines, pumps, turbines 9.09
Transport 9.09
Organic fine chemistry 4.55
Food chemistry 4.55
Basic materials chemistry 4.55
Textile and paper machines 4.55
Other special machines 4.55
Others 13.61
Patent Grants
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
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Utility Model Applications
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Trademark Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998 17 102 662 105    
1999 33 107 576 112    
2000 25 109 676 111    
2001 14 117 563 114    
2002 25 114 656 114    
2003 54 108 970 101    
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2011         219 121
2012         3 187
Trademark Registrations
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998 15 87 659 95    
1999 33 94 509 103    
2000 26 87 721 98    
2001 18 91 513 102    
2002 19 90 672 100    
2003 45 89 675 93    
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2010         1 176
2011         140 113
2012         2 179
Industrial Design Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
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2008         3 95
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2012         2 113
Industrial Design Registrations
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International Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties
Year PCT System Rank Madrid System Rank Hague System Rank
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2010 7 75        
2011 5 81        
2012 9 74        
PCT Top Applicants (Publication Year = 2012)
Applicant Publication Rank
MAPI PHARMA LIMITED 1 12086
UNIVERSIDAD DE CONCEPCION 1 12086
PCT National Phase Entry (Direct and via Regional Office)
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
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2009         1 106
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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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