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Statistical Country Profiles

Mauritania

Population (Million): 3.8 (2012) (Rank = 128)

Gross Domestic Product (Billion US$)(Constant 2005 US$ (PPP)): 8.52 (2012) (Rank = 138)

IP Filings (Resident + Abroad, Including Regional) and Economy
Year Patent Trademark Industrial Design GDP (Constant 2005 US$)
1998       4.36
1999       4.70
2000       4.68
2001       4.77
2002       4.81
2003       5.09
2004       5.39
2005       5.87
2006       6.98
2007       7.09
2008       7.34
2009       7.25
2010       7.62
2011       7.92
2012       8.52
Patent Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998 2 93     30 44
1999            
2000 5 93     75 38
2001 1 96     15 61
2002 6 91     90 39
2003            
2004 2 99     30 73
2005 1 107     16 87
2006         2 112
2007         2 122
2008            
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2011 1 107     15 112
2012 1 103     15 115
Patent Applications by Top Fields of Technology (1998 - 2012)
Field of Technology Share
Food chemistry 66.67
Chemical engineering 11.11
Handling 11.11
Thermal processes and apparatus 11.11
Patent Grants
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Utility Model Applications
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Trademark Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
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2002         15 115
2003         3 154
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2007         2 157
2008         5 148
2009         6 158
2010         11 159
2011 29 101     456 102
2012 48 96     725 98
Trademark Registrations
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
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2003         1 148
2004         14 104
2005         1 133
2006         3 139
2007         6 142
2008         2 155
2009         2 164
2010         7 161
2011         15 156
2012         17 152
Industrial Design Applications
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International Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties
Year PCT System Rank Madrid System Rank Hague System Rank
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PCT National Phase Entry (Direct and via Regional Office)
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
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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.
Mauritania 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 Mauritania.
Contact information: Economics and Statistics Division, WIPO. Tel.: +41-22-338-91-11, email: Ipstats.mail@wipo.int.

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