World Intellectual Property Organization

Statistical Country Profiles

Mali

Population (Million): 14.85 (2012) (Rank = 68)

Gross Domestic Product (Billion US$)(Constant 2005 US$ (PPP)): 15.55 (2012) (Rank = 123)

IP Filings (Resident + Abroad, Including Regional) and Economy
Year Patent Trademark Industrial Design GDP (Constant 2005 US$)
1998       7.78
1999       8.31
2000       8.57
2001       9.61
2002       10.01
2003       10.75
2004       10.99
2005       11.66
2006       12.66
2007       13.20
2008       13.86
2009       14.47
2010       15.32
2011       15.73
2012       15.55
Patent Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998 4 88     60 37
1999 4 93     60 40
2000 2 102     30 51
2001         1 97
2002 6 91     90 39
2003 2 100     34 71
2004 2 99     33 69
2005 3 100     47 68
2006            
2007            
2008            
2009            
2010         4 115
2011         6 129
2012 3 96     54 78
Patent Applications by Top Fields of Technology (1998 - 2012)
Field of Technology Share
Food chemistry 26.92
Pharmaceuticals 15.38
Basic materials chemistry 11.54
Civil engineering 11.54
Thermal processes and apparatus 7.69
Transport 7.69
Electrical machinery, apparatus, energy 3.85
Audio-visual technology 3.85
Environmental technology 3.85
Other special machines 3.85
Others 3.84
Patent Grants
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998            
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2005            
2006            
2007         1 104
2008            
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2011            
2012            
Utility Model Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998            
1999            
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2005            
2006            
2007            
2008            
2009            
2010            
2011         4 58
2012            
Trademark Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998            
1999            
2000            
2001            
2002         1 136
2003         5 150
2004            
2005         2 145
2006         3 152
2007         48 123
2008         5 148
2009         31 136
2010         11 159
2011 69 97     1,160 77
2012 84 92     1,264 74
Trademark Registrations
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998            
1999            
2000            
2001            
2002            
2003            
2004         3 122
2005         2 129
2006            
2007         3 149
2008         1 161
2009         7 150
2010         75 126
2011            
2012         9 158
Industrial Design Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998            
1999            
2000            
2001            
2002            
2003            
2004            
2005 6 87     90 65
2006            
2007     10 96    
2008     23 91    
2009     10 95    
2010     8 101    
2011 11 85 11 100 165 57
2012 3 97 4 107 45 83
Industrial Design Registrations
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998            
1999            
2000            
2001            
2002            
2003            
2004            
2005 8 73     120 57
2006            
2007     10 89    
2008     23 79 1 105
2009     10 89    
2010     8 98    
2011     11 97    
2012     4 104    
International Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties
Year PCT System Rank Madrid System Rank Hague System Rank
1998            
1999            
2000            
2001            
2002            
2003            
2004 1 96        
2005            
2006            
2007            
2008            
2009            
2010            
2011            
2012         1 42
PCT National Phase Entry (Direct and via Regional Office)
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998            
1999            
2000            
2001         1 81
2002            
2003            
2004         1 93
2005            
2006            
2007            
2008            
2009            
2010         3 98
2011            
2012         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.
Mali is a member of the African Intellectual Property Organization (OAPI). Patent filings by residents of this country at OAPI are considered both resident and abroad filings via regional office; filings by other nationals at OAPI are considered non-resident filings via regional office for Mali.
Contact information: Economics and Statistics Division, WIPO. Tel.: +41-22-338-91-11, email: Ipstats.mail@wipo.int.

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