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Monaco

Population (Million): 0.04 (2012) (Rank = 193)

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IP Filings (Resident + Abroad, Including Regional) and Economy
Year Patent Trademark Industrial Design GDP (Constant 2005 US$)
1998 100 383 83  
1999 130 400 75  
2000 88 436 129  
2001 58 988 93  
2002 110 1,521 21  
2003 124 1,742 104  
2004 83 805 102  
2005 121 1,200 167  
2006 108 3,292 42  
2007 116 4,272    
2008 103 3,456 170  
2009 91 3,009 219  
2010 135   83  
2011 144 4,441 161  
2012 108 4,261 272  
Patent Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998 32 76 15 85 68 35
1999 32 77 14 93 98 36
2000 21 82 7 97 67 39
2001 17 83 14 96 41 46
2002 23 78 4 99 87 41
2003 25 81 3 97 99 54
2004 27 82 2 100 56 60
2005 17 88 5 101 104 58
2006 32 81 7 97 76 56
2007 22 83 5 100 94 64
2008 23 81 3 99 80 64
2009 13 81 7 89 78 64
2010 20 82 5 94 115 58
2011 23 83 3 99 121 61
2012 23 81 4 92 85 72
Patent Applications by Top Fields of Technology (1998 - 2012)
Field of Technology Share
Pharmaceuticals 21.70
Organic fine chemistry 10.96
Transport 6.94
Mechanical elements 5.26
Medical technology 5.09
Civil engineering 4.64
Chemical engineering 4.03
Biotechnology 3.69
Handling 3.13
Other consumer goods 3.08
Others 31.48
Patent Grants
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998 26 65 11 78 7 39
1999 19 68 13 86 57 34
2000 10 70 12 81 24 39
2001 16 68 8 86 22 37
2002 27 60 14 82 28 42
2003 18 63 3 86 93 41
2004 14 66 5 81 34 49
2005 17 67 3 82 45 49
2006 12 75 4 88 30 53
2007 24 64 7 80 72 51
2008 14 71 3 85 78 50
2009 9 73 4 80 78 50
2010 10 74 3 83 43 63
2011 17 71 5 84 63 58
2012 11 74 2 89 46 64
Patents in Force
Year Patents in Force Rank
2004 33,019 19
2005 37,483 15
2006 46,272 12
2007 45,068 13
2008 50,392 13
2009 48,991 15
2010 53,859 17
2011 51,007 16
2012 42,838 18
Utility Model Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998            
1999            
2000            
2001            
2002            
2003         2 60
2004            
2005         1 60
2006         2 50
2007         1 67
2008            
2009         1 70
2010         2 62
2011            
2012         2 72
Trademark Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998 324 81 4,597 54 59 54
1999 302 81 4,477 56 98 48
2000 374 84 4,987 60 62 60
2001 341 86 4,728 60 647 45
2002 250 91 3,806 64 1,271 46
2003 305 87 3,371 66 1,437 50
2004 310 92 3,211 72 495 60
2005 359 89 4,053 69 841 57
2006 420 89 4,229 68 2,872 48
2007 376 91 4,037 69 3,896 50
2008 358 85 4,116 65 3,098 55
2009 313 82 3,011 68 2,696 54
2010     2,567 73 3,021 57
2011 388 80 2,824 66 4,053 52
2012 377 78 2,887 66 3,884 54
Trademark Registrations
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998 318 64 4,606 51 34 56
1999 331 63 4,454 51 30 55
2000 271 68 4,971 51 36 59
2001 369 63 4,716 51 28 58
2002 220 71 3,817 57 531 44
2003 289 66 3,380 55 984 49
2004 265 73 3,205 57 390 55
2005     3,800 59 692 55
2006 392 70 4,209 51 2,191 49
2007 408 70 4,027 56 3,495 45
2008 366 73 4,131 58 2,666 53
2009 289 71 3,023 58 2,606 53
2010     2,567 62 3,299 52
2011 365 78 2,832 65 2,937 53
2012 313 77 2,807 61 3,916 50
Industrial Design Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998 52 55 1,185 25 31 39
1999 26 63 1,173 24 49 34
2000 71 61 1,347 24 58 33
2001 45 65 1,271 25 48 39
2002 16 72 1,124 25 5 61
2003 21 71 762 33 83 45
2004 9 80 497 36 93 54
2005 13 79 452 35 154 51
2006 36 69 434 36 6 82
2007     472 28 163 51
2008 39 67 436 28 131 54
2009 23 69 355 26 196 49
2010 25 75 354 27 58 66
2011 16 79 355 30 145 60
2012 15 82 369 32 257 54
Industrial Design Registrations
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998 49 47 1,181 25 31 34
1999 22 52 1,159 24 49 34
2000 38 53 1,331 21 58 30
2001 37 60 1,278 22 43 37
2002 19 63 1,122 24 2 64
2003 26 61 760 28 51 44
2004 8 69 493 36 97 52
2005 8 73 453 33 111 60
2006 23 67 443 35 51 65
2007     470 27 144 51
2008 41 57 437 26 151 49
2009 20 61 351 25 199 48
2010 15 69 352 22 56 65
2011 23 69 357 28 192 50
2012 7 78 364 27 226 51
International Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties
Year PCT System Rank Madrid System Rank Hague System Rank
1998 5 55        
1999 15 46        
2000 13 48 41 31 9 16
2001 8 60 74 28 3 20
2002 13 53 51 33 7 18
2003 17 52 47 39 8 15
2004 15 55 45 42 3 18
2005 14 58 43 43    
2006 16 60 54 42    
2007 5 78 98 39 3 17
2008 17 58 66 44 3 27
2009 13 64 52 41 3 27
2010 17 62 52 45 5 29
2011 26 53 69 43 3 32
2012 15 64 60 48 1 42
PCT Top Applicants (Publication Year = 2012)
Applicant Publication Rank
SARL MARITIME TRADING COMPANY 2 7182
STEALTH PEPTIDES INTERNATIONAL, INC. 2 7182
3X ENGINEERING 1 12086
BELCURVES SARL 1 12086
FIRMUS S.A.M. 1 12086
LINK RESEARCH & GRANTS CORPORATION 1 12086
MECAPLAST 1 12086
MORNINGSIDE TECHNOLOGY VENTURES LTD. 1 12086
PCT National Phase Entry (Direct and via Regional Office)
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998 9 22     45 31
1999 7 24     87 28
2000 8 25     57 32
2001 6 26     36 39
2002 9 29     80 33
2003 8 32     36 44
2004 8 40     30 50
2005 9 40     65 46
2006 16 37     39 51
2007 4 47     53 54
2008 5 50     28 67
2009 4 47     36 58
2010 12 44     69 54
2011 12 46     52 57
2012 14 46     47 59
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.
Monaco is a member of the European Patent Convention from 1992. Patent filings by residents of this country at the European Patent Office (EPO) are considered both resident and abroad filings via regional office. Due to lack of information on designation, filings by other nationals at the EPO are not counted as non-resident filings for Monaco.
Contact information: Economics and Statistics Division, WIPO. Tel.: +41-22-338-91-11, email: Ipstats.mail@wipo.int.

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