World Intellectual Property Organization

Statistical Country Profiles

Liberia

Population (Million): 4.19 (2012) (Rank = 125)

Gross Domestic Product (Billion US$)(Constant 2005 US$ (PPP)): 2.36 (2012) (Rank = 152)

IP Filings (Resident + Abroad, Including Regional) and Economy
Year Patent Trademark Industrial Design GDP (Constant 2005 US$)
1998       0.63
1999       0.78
2000       0.98
2001       1.20
2002       1.58
2003       1.06
2004       1.01
2005       1.10
2006       1.21
2007       1.40
2008       1.54
2009       1.76
2010       1.95
2011       2.13
2012       2.36
Patent Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
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2011         1 153
2012         1 155
Patent Applications by Top Fields of Technology (1998 - 2012)
Field of Technology Share
Chemical engineering 20.69
Medical technology 13.79
Electrical machinery, apparatus, energy 10.34
Mechanical elements 10.34
Telecommunications 6.90
Digital communication 6.90
Environmental technology 6.90
Other special machines 6.90
Basic communication processes 3.45
Computer technology 3.45
Others 10.34
Patent Grants
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
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2003         1 117
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2007         1 104
2008         2 108
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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     1,478 90 3 80
1999     1,218 98 6 77
2000     1,227 104    
2001     1,018 106 15 101
2002     760 111    
2003     665 110    
2004     716 113    
2005     766 116 5 134
2006     740 113 26 134
2007     724 117 1 161
2008     781 112 191 105
2009     489 111 1 170
2010     611 113 67 132
2011     770 107 2 181
2012     790 104 54 150
Trademark Registrations
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998     1,478 82 3 75
1999     1,218 86 1 80
2000     1,227 88    
2001     1,018 89    
2002     760 96    
2003     665 95 20 120
2004     716 97 13 107
2005     766 103 4 123
2006     740 99 34 122
2007     724 101 6 142
2008     781 102 125 108
2009     489 104 173 101
2010     611 105 42 140
2011     770 102 18 150
2012     790 101 64 130
Industrial Design Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
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2007         6 86
2008            
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2010         54 69
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Industrial Design Registrations
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
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2010         27 76
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International Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties
Year PCT System Rank Madrid System Rank Hague System Rank
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2003     1 68    
2004 1 96        
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2011 1 110 1 89    
2012 1 108        
PCT Top Applicants (Publication Year = 2012)
Applicant Publication Rank
SOLLATEK LIMITED 1 12086
VIRIDIS HARBOUR INC. 1 12086
PCT National Phase Entry (Direct and via Regional Office)
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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.
Liberia is a member of the African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO). Patent filings by residents of this country at ARIPO are considered both resident and abroad filings via regional office. Due to lack of information on designation, filings by other nationals at ARIPO are not counted as non-resident filings for Liberia.
Contact information: Economics and Statistics Division, WIPO. Tel.: +41-22-338-91-11, email: Ipstats.mail@wipo.int.

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