World Intellectual Property Organization

Statistical Country Profiles

Saint Lucia

Population (Million): 0.18 (2012) (Rank = 177)

Gross Domestic Product (Billion US$)(Constant 2005 US$ (PPP)): 1.74 (2012) (Rank = 157)

IP Filings (Resident + Abroad, Including Regional) and Economy
Year Patent Trademark Industrial Design GDP (Constant 2005 US$)
1998       1.38
1999       1.41
2000   41   1.43
2001   54   1.36
2002       1.36
2003       1.42
2004       1.54
2005       1.52
2006       1.65
2007       1.67
2008       1.76
2009       1.76
2010       1.77
2011       1.79
2012       1.74
Patent Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998            
1999            
2000            
2001     7 100    
2002         1 99
2003         1 135
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Patent Applications by Top Fields of Technology (1998 - 2012)
Field of Technology Share
Medical technology 57.14
IT methods for management 14.29
Basic materials chemistry 14.29
Other special machines 14.29
Patent Grants
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998            
1999            
2000            
2001     7 87    
2002            
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2006     34 70    
2007            
2008            
2009         1 120
2010            
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Utility Model Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
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Trademark Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998            
1999            
2000 41 104 476 117    
2001 54 108 538 116    
2002         2 134
2003         3 154
2004         5 132
2005            
2006         33 131
2007         70 117
2008         37 128
2009         11 152
2010         157 117
2011         69 144
2012         105 135
Trademark Registrations
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998            
1999            
2000 28 85 357 106    
2001 42 87 497 103    
2002            
2003         3 143
2004         1 134
2005            
2006         26 128
2007         62 108
2008         44 126
2009         9 143
2010         62 129
2011         154 110
2012         108 117
Industrial Design Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998            
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2006            
2007            
2008            
2009         1 101
2010            
2011         1 117
2012            
Industrial Design Registrations
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998            
1999            
2000            
2001         1 84
2002            
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2008            
2009         1 101
2010            
2011         1 100
2012            
International Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties
Year PCT System Rank Madrid System Rank Hague System Rank
1998            
1999            
2000            
2001            
2002            
2003 1 103        
2004            
2005            
2006            
2007            
2008            
2009            
2010     1 94    
2011            
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PCT National Phase Entry (Direct and via Regional Office)
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
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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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