World Intellectual Property Organization

Statistical Country Profiles

Sri Lanka

Population (Million): 20.33 (2012) (Rank = 57)

Gross Domestic Product (Billion US$)(Constant 2005 US$ (PPP)): 109.45 (2012) (Rank = 62)

IP Filings (Resident + Abroad, Including Regional) and Economy
Year Patent Trademark Industrial Design GDP (Constant 2005 US$)
1998 54 2,993 297 51.93
1999 119 3,150 154 54.16
2000 72 3,323 187 57.41
2001 123 2,895 564 56.52
2002 124 3,883 359 58.76
2003 101 3,875 388 62.25
2004 125 2,441 256 65.64
2005 155 4,642 308 69.74
2006 167 5,322 480 75.09
2007 167 4,495 333 80.19
2008 219 3,844 442 84.96
2009 213 3,393 305 87.97
2010 243 4,787 327 95.02
2011 214     102.86
2012       109.45
Patent Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998 54 66 158 64    
1999 119 56 248 61    
2000 71 64 250 59 1 96
2001 120 60 236 65 3 80
2002 123 62 202 65 1 99
2003 95 64 189 65 6 108
2004 120 62 195 67 5 110
2005 149 62 211 63 6 104
2006 153 62 270 58 14 79
2007 151 62 279 53 16 94
2008 201 59 264 55 18 93
2009 202 56 200 52 11 99
2010 225 56 235 52 18 97
2011 194 56 235 55 20 105
2012         33 89
Patent Applications by Top Fields of Technology (1998 - 2012)
Field of Technology Share
Other consumer goods 13.95
Furniture, games 8.72
Other special machines 8.14
Electrical machinery, apparatus, energy 8.14
Engines, pumps, turbines 6.98
Civil engineering 5.81
Computer technology 5.81
Transport 5.23
Surface technology, coating 4.07
Medical technology 2.91
Others 30.24
Patent Grants
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998 44 56 97 59    
1999 78 50 101 60    
2000 59 51 169 54    
2001 71 51 109 59    
2002 59 53 54 62    
2003 63 55 69 64 2 105
2004 103 43 85 59 1 100
2005 64 54 116 54 1 94
2006 68 59 69 63 3 85
2007 54 56 37 65 4 93
2008 89 54 70 67 4 99
2009 11 71 254 41 7 87
2010 220 39 284 38 3 105
2011 45 61 227 44 5 97
2012         6 97
Utility Model Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998            
1999            
2000            
2001            
2002            
2003         1 67
2004            
2005            
2006            
2007         2 62
2008            
2009         1 70
2010            
2011            
2012            
Trademark Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998 2,982 43 1,397 92 11 67
1999 3,114 47 1,906 89 36 59
2000 3,317 51 2,321 89 6 78
2001 2,818 52 1,705 94 77 76
2002 3,745 44 1,613 94 138 77
2003 3,623 46 2,139 86 252 79
2004 2,343 56 3,600 68 98 85
2005 4,587 48 1,900 95 55 96
2006 4,821 47 2,392 91 501 80
2007 3,382 55 2,835 88 1,113 67
2008 2,895 56 3,012 82 949 75
2009 3,012 52 1,915 86 381 89
2010 3,942 48 2,302 80 845 79
2011         367 107
2012         902 82
Trademark Registrations
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998 700 51 974 90 11 66
1999 264 66 708 97    
2000 295 67 761 97 6 69
2001 186 73 585 99 22 61
2002 155 76 549 101 38 79
2003 359 62 601 99 88 89
2004 853 53 975 88 48 85
2005 544 65 992 97 64 90
2006 741 60 901 96 509 79
2007 212 80 499 108 444 79
2008 907 61 1,001 96 966 68
2009 1,292 52 1,426 84 896 71
2010 570 73 469 109 796 77
2011         525 87
2012         679 81
Industrial Design Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998 297 37 30 67    
1999 154 47 25 71    
2000 187 42 10 82    
2001 520 30 26 73 44 45
2002 345 37 40 73 14 52
2003 386 36 42 76 2 84
2004 254 42 50 73 2 86
2005 257 44 47 73 51 73
2006 477 34 39 73 3 90
2007 328 41 24 85 5 88
2008 333 43 56 68 109 55
2009 273 45 40 70 32 76
2010 233 46 51 68 94 56
2011         164 58
2012         151 65
Industrial Design Registrations
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998 268 30 15 66    
1999 150 36 19 65    
2000 179 35 6 83    
2001 482 23 11 75 18 48
2002 253 35 13 72 18 42
2003 365 29 23 67 7 70
2004 224 40 40 73 2 84
2005 269 39 88 59 27 74
2006 422 33 45 66 1 88
2007 8 68 6 93    
2008 85 51 4 98 58 67
2009 238 39 36 66 84 60
2010 228 42 37 68 87 57
2011         168 53
2012         71 65
International Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties
Year PCT System Rank Madrid System Rank Hague System Rank
1998 1 76        
1999 1 74        
2000 5 58        
2001 1 83        
2002 3 77        
2003 2 86 2 62    
2004 2 87 2 65    
2005            
2006 3 86 1 84    
2007 7 73        
2008 10 66 1 86    
2009 16 63        
2010 10 71 2 83    
2011 12 68 2 83    
2012 14 65 2 86    
PCT Top Applicants (Publication Year = 2012)
Applicant Publication Rank
ELSTEEL (PRIVATE) LTD 3 5220
MAS RESEARCH AND INNOVATION (PVT) LTD. 2 7182
PCT National Phase Entry (Direct and via Regional Office)
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998            
1999            
2000            
2001         2 70
2002         1 82
2003            
2004         1 93
2005            
2006         4 76
2007            
2008     264 28 1 109
2009         5 92
2010         7 90
2011         6 88
2012         21 69
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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