World Intellectual Property Organization

Statistical Country Profiles

Morocco

Population (Million): 32.52 (2012) (Rank = 39)

Gross Domestic Product (Billion US$)(Constant 2005 US$ (PPP)): 147.97 (2012) (Rank = 54)

IP Filings (Resident + Abroad, Including Regional) and Economy
Year Patent Trademark Industrial Design GDP (Constant 2005 US$)
1998 98 2,374 442 83.07
1999       83.51
2000 105 2,553 448 84.84
2001       91.25
2002       94.27
2003       100.23
2004 112 4,631 480 105.04
2005 146 5,794 676 108.17
2006 180 5,667 749 116.57
2007 211 6,251 799 119.72
2008 196 5,930 778 126.41
2009 150 6,877 923 132.42
2010 183 7,508 1,113 137.25
2011 192 7,307 1,004 144.09
2012 211 6,978 855 147.97
Patent Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998 97 62 401 47 1 85
1999            
2000 104 58     1 96
2001         2 86
2002         1 99
2003         10 100
2004 104 64 457 45 8 99
2005 140 64 520 42 6 104
2006 178 59 732 36 2 112
2007 150 63 782 37 61 68
2008 177 61 834 38 19 91
2009 135 62 856 33 15 92
2010 152 60 882 31 31 88
2011 169 61 880 34 23 100
2012 197 52 843 34 14 117
Patent Applications by Top Fields of Technology (1998 - 2012)
Field of Technology Share
Pharmaceuticals 8.13
Civil engineering 6.97
Transport 5.56
Audio-visual technology 5.48
Mechanical elements 4.73
Furniture, games 4.40
Electrical machinery, apparatus, energy 4.23
Medical technology 4.15
Other special machines 4.15
Control 4.07
Others 48.13
Patent Grants
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998 90 48 245 44    
1999            
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2001         1 44
2002            
2003         3 98
2004         4 79
2005 45 59 511 31 1 94
2006 128 48 571 32 5 77
2007         26 65
2008 115 49 854 32 7 91
2009         3 103
2010 5 76 803 28 23 72
2011 126 44 853 29 22 76
2012 112 47 867 28 14 81
Patents in Force
Year Patents in Force Rank
2004    
2005 9,872 25
2006    
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Utility Model Applications
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Trademark Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998 2,368 48 4,540 55 6 74
1999     3,283 71 3 82
2000 2,553 55 4,839 61    
2001     3,499 70 1 114
2002     2,849 73 349 63
2003     2,875 72 629 63
2004 4,163 48 4,335 61 468 61
2005 4,993 47 5,401 53 801 58
2006 4,297 48 5,661 50 1,370 60
2007 5,020 48 5,702 48 1,231 65
2008 4,630 45 5,925 46 1,300 69
2009 5,678 41 5,043 43 1,199 66
2010 5,521 42 5,502 40 1,987 62
2011 5,490 40 5,562 40 1,817 65
2012 5,656 40 5,575 39 1,322 73
Trademark Registrations
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998 2,368 32 4,540 53 3 75
1999     3,283 61 4 68
2000     3,582 57    
2001     3,499 58    
2002     2,849 66 218 53
2003     2,875 60 507 60
2004     3,095 59 418 53
2005 4,980 29 4,004 56 646 56
2006     4,238 50 1,267 60
2007     4,192 52 1,027 62
2008     4,355 55 1,181 66
2009     3,760 49 1,002 68
2010 4,880 36 5,359 33 1,703 61
2011 4,791 36 5,443 37 1,395 65
2012 4,820 37 5,312 37 1,191 67
Industrial Design Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998 442 32 2,497 11    
1999 1 78 2,390 16 15 45
2000 440 33 1,100 28 8 49
2001     951 29 69 34
2002     895 29 11 54
2003 1 90 612 37 17 65
2004 448 34 453 40 32 68
2005 646 27 448 36 30 76
2006 716 27 505 31 33 69
2007 696 28 448 32 103 58
2008 758 28 472 27 20 85
2009 864 28 402 25 59 66
2010 986 26 429 24 127 53
2011 932 27 413 29 72 74
2012 792 30 417 30 63 74
Industrial Design Registrations
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998 442 26 2,497 11    
1999 1 67 2,390 16 15 44
2000     1,059 26 8 50
2001     951 27 65 32
2002     895 28 11 48
2003 1 81 612 32 16 61
2004     449 38 32 62
2005 646 26 448 35 30 73
2006 711 24 505 30 33 70
2007     379 36 74 62
2008     401 30 47 70
2009     341 27 61 64
2010 874 23 416 20 126 52
2011 3 79 368 25 70 65
2012     363 28 32 77
International Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties
Year PCT System Rank Madrid System Rank Hague System Rank
1998            
1999 1 74        
2000 1 84 24 35 4 21
2001 2 78 38 36 6 17
2002 10 57 31 37 1 28
2003 7 63 49 38 3 20
2004 7 67 58 37 3 18
2005 9 64 66 42 4 16
2006 10 67 119 34 6 13
2007 18 58 94 41 2 20
2008 15 61 74 40 6 20
2009 24 55 65 38 6 20
2010 20 57 83 39 6 26
2011 19 60 85 41 4 30
2012 39 52 60 48 3 30
PCT Top Applicants (Publication Year = 2012)
Applicant Publication Rank
UNIVERSITE HASSAN II 4 4061
UNIVERSITE HASSAN 1ER SETTAT 2 7182
IONSENSE, INC. 1 12086
LABORATOIRES PHARMA 5 1 12086
MOROCCAN FOUNDATION FOR ADVANCED SCIENCE, INNOVATION & RESEARCH (MASCIR) 1 12086
UNIVERSITE ABDELMALEK ESSAADI 1 12086
UNIVERSITE CADI AYYAD-FACTULTE DES SCIENCES SEMLALIA, MARRAKECH-MAROC 1 12086
UNIVERSITE MOULAY ISMAIL 1 12086
PCT National Phase Entry (Direct and via Regional Office)
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998         1 66
1999            
2000         1 82
2001         2 70
2002         1 82
2003         3 79
2004     457 29 6 73
2005 1 48 454 28 4 78
2006            
2007     716 26 51 55
2008     767 25 10 78
2009         11 79
2010 5 51 836 26 26 69
2011 7 51 850 28 9 82
2012     802 27 4 99
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.
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