World Intellectual Property Organization

Statistical Country Profiles

T F Y R of Macedonia

Population (Million): 2.11 (2012) (Rank = 139)

Gross Domestic Product (Billion US$)(Constant 2005 US$ (PPP)): 19.63 (2012) (Rank = 113)

IP Filings (Resident + Abroad, Including Regional) and Economy
Year Patent Trademark Industrial Design GDP (Constant 2005 US$)
1998 84 206 35 13.61
1999 64 370 46 14.20
2000 71 736 81 14.84
2001 69 440 87 14.17
2002 43 550 29 14.29
2003 47 663 56 14.70
2004 40 699 31 15.38
2005 54 576 48 16.04
2006 57 809 32 16.85
2007 105 788 39 17.89
2008 35 1,617 66 18.77
2009 41 1,223 58 18.60
2010 31 1,379 39 19.14
2011 41 1,305 84 19.68
2012     108 19.63
Patent Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998 84 64 60 73    
1999 64 66 2 99    
2000 71 64 53 86    
2001 66 68 59 84 3 80
2002 42 74 209 61 1 99
2003 46 72 418 48 1 135
2004 37 76 415 47 3 117
2005 53 77 15 95 1 133
2006 55 75 4 99 2 112
2007 105 68 13 94    
2008 34 77 406 45 1 136
2009 39 75 11 86 2 127
2010 27 79 1 97 4 115
2011 37 78 3 99 4 134
2012         2 146
Patent Applications by Top Fields of Technology (1998 - 2012)
Field of Technology Share
Pharmaceuticals 11.49
Medical technology 9.20
Furniture, games 9.20
Civil engineering 8.05
Engines, pumps, turbines 6.90
Environmental technology 5.75
Materials, metallurgy 5.75
Transport 4.60
Audio-visual technology 4.60
Other consumer goods 3.45
Others 31.01
Patent Grants
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998 38 60 42 67    
1999 33 61 11 88    
2000 34 58 40 72    
2001 26 62 36 71    
2002 26 61 22 75    
2003 62 56 64 66 1 117
2004 23 61 83 60    
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2007            
2008 11 74 325 39 1 120
2009         1 120
2010            
2011         1 120
2012         2 114
Patents in Force
Year Patents in Force Rank
2004 417 49
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Utility Model Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
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2011         1 79
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Trademark Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998 206 86 3,933 63    
1999 368 78 3,558 67 2 89
2000 736 74 3,895 69    
2001 440 82 3,962 65    
2002 411 81 3,541 66 139 76
2003 478 79 3,868 63 185 89
2004 619 78 3,783 65 80 88
2005 433 86 4,964 56 143 83
2006 494 86 5,021 54 315 97
2007 618 81 5,333 51 170 104
2008 1,276 70 5,580 49 341 93
2009 898 69 4,186 48 325 92
2010 944 77 3,973 51 435 94
2011 917 72 3,863 50 388 105
2012     3,275 61 1,054 77
Trademark Registrations
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998 109 76 3,672 59    
1999 111 79 3,297 60    
2000 63 80 3,477 59    
2001 84 80 3,700 56 1 95
2002 241 68 3,891 55 136 65
2003 137 85 3,747 53 114 85
2004 127 81 3,503 54 62 84
2005 129 86 4,830 45 115 80
2006 322 75 5,221 41 240 92
2007 278 78 5,376 40 190 98
2008 620 65 6,067 38 273 93
2009 791 60 4,410 38 280 94
2010 944 61 3,955 44 401 92
2011 1,012 61 3,976 47 320 98
2012     3,261 56 863 73
Industrial Design Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998 35 58 463 42    
1999 46 58 492 39    
2000 81 56 561 37    
2001 75 57 611 36 12 57
2002 29 68 683 34    
2003 45 65 608 39 11 73
2004 31 70 456 39    
2005 47 65 400 42 1 93
2006 32 70 353 44    
2007 39 68 393 38    
2008 21 73 415 32 45 70
2009 29 67 300 31 29 78
2010 35 70 336 29 4 93
2011 45 67 348 31 39 82
2012 46 67 375 31 62 76
Industrial Design Registrations
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998 26 54 466 37    
1999 24 50 487 34    
2000 34 55 562 34    
2001 53 55 608 34 6 65
2002 29 59 676 34 1 72
2003 28 60 593 34    
2004 8 69 443 39    
2005 23 62 425 37    
2006 32 64 360 42    
2007 34 59 383 35    
2008 26 64 420 28 18 86
2009 23 60 290 29 27 78
2010 36 63 337 23 2 96
2011 29 67 339 30 36 69
2012 32 62 370 26 64 66
International Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties
Year PCT System Rank Madrid System Rank Hague System Rank
1998 1 76        
1999 7 54        
2000 4 64 8 42    
2001 3 71 6 49 1 26
2002 6 66 10 45    
2003 2 86 9 48    
2004 4 78 14 50    
2005 2 88 9 56    
2006 2 95 15 55    
2007 5 78 11 57    
2008 2 99 19 52 2 30
2009 2 92 25 48    
2010 2 95 16 56    
2011     24 53 1 39
2012 2 100 50 50 1 42
PCT Top Applicants (Publication Year = 2012)
Applicant Publication Rank
TEKON D.O.O. 1 12086
PCT National Phase Entry (Direct and via Regional Office)
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998     59 33    
1999            
2000     21 45    
2001         3 63
2002     10 51 1 82
2003     29 48    
2004     335 32    
2005            
2006         2 84
2007            
2008     406 27    
2009         2 98
2010         3 98
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.
T F Y R of Macedonia is a member of the European Patent Convention from 2009. 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 T F Y R of Macedonia.
Contact information: Economics and Statistics Division, WIPO. Tel.: +41-22-338-91-11, email: Ipstats.mail@wipo.int.

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