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Statistical Country Profiles

Lebanon

Population (Million): 4.42 (2012) (Rank = 122)

Gross Domestic Product (Billion US$)(Constant 2005 US$ (PPP)): 55.72 (2012) (Rank = 77)

IP Filings (Resident + Abroad, Including Regional) and Economy
Year Patent Trademark Industrial Design GDP (Constant 2005 US$)
1998       32.00
1999       31.86
2000       32.29
2001       33.56
2002       34.70
2003       35.82
2004       38.50
2005       38.88
2006       39.12
2007       42.05
2008       45.95
2009       49.86
2010       53.35
2011       54.95
2012       55.72
Patent Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998         5 69
1999            
2000         2 89
2001         1 97
2002         3 86
2003         13 94
2004         6 107
2005         30 75
2006         18 75
2007         8 101
2008         23 87
2009         21 88
2010         38 85
2011         50 83
2012         34 88
Patent Applications by Top Fields of Technology (1998 - 2012)
Field of Technology Share
Materials, metallurgy 9.62
Thermal processes and apparatus 9.21
Mechanical elements 8.37
Basic materials chemistry 7.95
Computer technology 7.53
Other consumer goods 6.28
Furniture, games 5.86
Measurement 3.77
Engines, pumps, turbines 3.77
Civil engineering 3.77
Others 33.87
Patent Grants
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998            
1999            
2000            
2001            
2002            
2003         17 67
2004         2 92
2005         3 79
2006         2 91
2007         13 79
2008         6 92
2009         6 91
2010         12 85
2011         15 84
2012         13 84
Utility Model Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998            
1999            
2000            
2001            
2002            
2003         1 67
2004            
2005            
2006            
2007         1 67
2008            
2009            
2010         1 71
2011         1 79
2012         3 63
Trademark Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998         3 80
1999         2 89
2000         6 78
2001         156 66
2002         112 80
2003         429 70
2004         84 87
2005         88 91
2006         447 87
2007         845 73
2008         968 74
2009         1,024 69
2010         1,247 72
2011         1,220 74
2012         1,109 76
Trademark Registrations
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998         1 86
1999            
2000         1 89
2001         4 79
2002         10 95
2003         162 78
2004         37 86
2005         49 92
2006         504 80
2007         489 77
2008         680 76
2009         1,035 67
2010         1,489 66
2011         1,188 71
2012         972 72
Industrial Design Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998            
1999            
2000            
2001         2 84
2002         2 70
2003         2 84
2004            
2005         102 61
2006         4 88
2007         5 88
2008         30 77
2009         2 92
2010         29 78
2011         75 71
2012         57 78
Industrial Design Registrations
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998            
1999            
2000            
2001         1 84
2002            
2003         3 77
2004         2 84
2005         75 65
2006         25 71
2007         2 91
2008         2 98
2009         30 75
2010         29 75
2011         16 80
2012         111 63
International Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties
Year PCT System Rank Madrid System Rank Hague System Rank
1998 3 64        
1999            
2000 2 73        
2001 1 83 1 65    
2002            
2003 5 70        
2004 1 96 2 65    
2005            
2006 5 82        
2007 2 92        
2008 1 105 2 77 1 33
2009 2 92 7 62    
2010 4 86 5 73    
2011 1 110        
2012 6 83 2 86    
PCT National Phase Entry (Direct and via Regional Office)
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998         5 50
1999            
2000         2 71
2001         1 81
2002         1 82
2003            
2004            
2005         20 56
2006         7 70
2007            
2008         6 84
2009         3 96
2010         4 96
2011         29 69
2012         10 85
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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