World Intellectual Property Organization

Statistical Country Profiles

Libya

Population (Million): 6.15 (2012) (Rank = 106)

Gross Domestic Product (Billion US$)(Constant 2005 US$ (PPP)): 96.2 (2009) (Rank = 62)

IP Filings (Resident + Abroad, Including Regional) and Economy
Year Patent Trademark Industrial Design GDP (Constant 2005 US$)
1998        
1999       63.68
2000       66.03
2001       63.19
2002       62.37
2003       70.48
2004       73.58
2005       80.86
2006       85.64
2007       90.77
2008       94.22
2009       96.20
2010        
2011        
2012        
Patent Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998            
1999            
2000            
2001            
2002            
2003         2 127
2004            
2005            
2006         1 125
2007            
2008         4 115
2009         1 134
2010         1 140
2011         1 153
2012         3 140
Patent Applications by Top Fields of Technology (1998 - 2012)
Field of Technology Share
Engines, pumps, turbines 25.00
Computer technology 16.67
Measurement 16.67
Transport 16.67
Electrical machinery, apparatus, energy 8.33
Control 8.33
Handling 8.33
Patent Grants
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998            
1999            
2000            
2001            
2002            
2003            
2004         1 100
2005            
2006            
2007            
2008            
2009            
2010         1 122
2011            
2012            
Utility Model Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998            
1999            
2000            
2001            
2002            
2003            
2004            
2005            
2006            
2007            
2008            
2009            
2010         1 71
2011            
2012            
Trademark Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998            
1999            
2000            
2001            
2002            
2003         1 163
2004            
2005         3 137
2006         9 141
2007         26 138
2008         31 131
2009         17 147
2010         37 142
2011         32 160
2012         43 152
Trademark Registrations
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998            
1999            
2000            
2001            
2002            
2003            
2004            
2005         1 133
2006         1 148
2007            
2008         30 131
2009         33 131
2010         48 135
2011         32 139
2012         3 173
Industrial Design Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998            
1999            
2000            
2001            
2002            
2003            
2004            
2005            
2006            
2007            
2008            
2009            
2010            
2011            
2012         2 113
Industrial Design Registrations
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998            
1999            
2000            
2001            
2002            
2003            
2004            
2005            
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2011            
2012            
International Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties
Year PCT System Rank Madrid System Rank Hague System Rank
1998            
1999            
2000            
2001            
2002            
2003            
2004            
2005            
2006            
2007            
2008 1 105 2 77    
2009 4 85        
2010 1 105        
2011            
2012     1 95    
PCT National Phase Entry (Direct and via Regional Office)
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998            
1999            
2000            
2001            
2002            
2003            
2004            
2005            
2006         1 95
2007            
2008            
2009         1 106
2010            
2011            
2012         1 118
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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