World Intellectual Property Organization

Statistical Country Profiles

Montenegro

Population (Million): 0.62 (2012) (Rank = 161)

Gross Domestic Product (Billion US$)(Constant 2005 US$ (PPP)): 6.65 (2012) (Rank = 140)

IP Filings (Resident + Abroad, Including Regional) and Economy
Year Patent Trademark Industrial Design GDP (Constant 2005 US$)
1998       4.81
1999       4.36
2000       4.49
2001       4.54
2002       4.63
2003       4.75
2004       4.96
2005       5.16
2006       5.61
2007       6.21
2008 5 151   6.64
2009       6.26
2010 25 340 2 6.41
2011 30 380 4 6.62
2012 38 105 5 6.65
Patent Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998            
1999            
2000            
2001            
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2006            
2007            
2008 3 86 914 35 2 123
2009            
2010 23 80 136 61 2 131
2011 20 85 83 68 10 119
2012 37 78 41 72 1 155
Patent Applications by Top Fields of Technology (1998 - 2012)
Field of Technology Share
Civil engineering 15.56
Electrical machinery, apparatus, energy 11.11
Other special machines 11.11
Basic materials chemistry 6.67
Machine tools 6.67
Engines, pumps, turbines 6.67
Transport 6.67
Audio-visual technology 4.44
Optics 4.44
Handling 4.44
Others 22.22
Patent Grants
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998            
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2006            
2007         1 104
2008            
2009         2 108
2010 5 76 259 43 1 122
2011 12 75 394 35    
2012 54 60 237 42    
Patents in Force
Year Patents in Force Rank
2004    
2005    
2006    
2007    
2008    
2009    
2010 264 69
2011 634 62
2012 858 56
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            
1999            
2000            
2001            
2002            
2003            
2004            
2005            
2006         6 145
2007     3,851 78 26 138
2008 96 94 12,832 20 55 124
2009     4,040 49 5 161
2010 66 93 3,871 53 274 103
2011 94 94 4,091 47 286 115
2012 87 91 3,809 54 18 168
Trademark Registrations
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998            
1999            
2000            
2001            
2002            
2003            
2004            
2005         1 133
2006         53 116
2007     3,849 61 8 137
2008     11,572 20 14 139
2009     4,036 43 52 122
2010 52 85 3,712 49 156 107
2011 16 91 6,510 30 296 100
2012 38 85 6,261 31 40 142
Industrial Design Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998            
1999            
2000            
2001            
2002            
2003            
2004            
2005            
2006            
2007     353 41    
2008     371 37    
2009     243 37    
2010 2 87 264 35    
2011 4 95 250 35    
2012 5 92 275 39    
Industrial Design Registrations
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998            
1999            
2000            
2001            
2002            
2003            
2004            
2005            
2006            
2007     353 38    
2008     361 32    
2009     243 32    
2010     254 29    
2011     270 35    
2012     282 33    
International Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties
Year PCT System Rank Madrid System Rank Hague System Rank
1998            
1999            
2000     1 57 1 28
2001     3 56    
2002         1 28
2003     3 59 1 24
2004            
2005     3 69    
2006 2 95        
2007            
2008            
2009     2 82    
2010     6 71    
2011 2 97 10 60    
2012     3 80 1 42
PCT National Phase Entry (Direct and via Regional Office)
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998            
1999            
2000            
2001            
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2008            
2009            
2010     126 34    
2011     82 43    
2012     37 52 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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