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Marshall Islands

Population (Million): 0.05 (2012) (Rank = 191)

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IP Filings (Resident + Abroad, Including Regional) and Economy
Year Patent Trademark Industrial Design GDP (Constant 2005 US$)
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Patent Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998            
1999            
2000            
2001            
2002            
2003            
2004         2 125
2005            
2006         2 112
2007         1 135
2008         6 107
2009         10 103
2010         1 140
2011         2 145
2012         3 140
Patent Applications by Top Fields of Technology (1998 - 2012)
Field of Technology Share
Civil engineering 19.05
Chemical engineering 11.90
Handling 11.90
Pharmaceuticals 9.52
Machine tools 9.52
Digital communication 4.76
Environmental technology 4.76
Thermal processes and apparatus 4.76
Electrical machinery, apparatus, energy 2.38
Audio-visual technology 2.38
Others 19.07
Patent Grants
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998            
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2000            
2001            
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2004            
2005            
2006            
2007         1 104
2008         2 108
2009            
2010         1 122
2011            
2012         2 114
Utility Model Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
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2008            
2009            
2010         1 71
2011            
2012            
Trademark Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998            
1999            
2000            
2001            
2002            
2003         2 160
2004         7 127
2005         10 125
2006         57 118
2007         152 108
2008         192 104
2009         79 118
2010         133 118
2011         154 125
2012         266 114
Trademark Registrations
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998            
1999            
2000            
2001            
2002            
2003            
2004            
2005         1 133
2006            
2007         18 127
2008         93 115
2009         155 105
2010         139 111
2011         121 119
2012         167 108
Industrial Design Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
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Industrial Design Registrations
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998            
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2000            
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International Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties
Year PCT System Rank Madrid System Rank Hague System Rank
1998            
1999            
2000            
2001            
2002            
2003            
2004 2 87        
2005            
2006 1 101 1 84    
2007 1 101        
2008            
2009     2 82    
2010 1 105        
2011            
2012 1 108        
PCT National Phase Entry (Direct and via Regional Office)
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998            
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2000            
2001            
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2003            
2004            
2005            
2006         1 95
2007            
2008         2 96
2009         10 83
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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