World Intellectual Property Organization

Statistical Country Profiles

Mauritius

Population (Million): 1.29 (2012) (Rank = 151)

Gross Domestic Product (Billion US$)(Constant 2005 US$ (PPP)): 17.42 (2012) (Rank = 118)

IP Filings (Resident + Abroad, Including Regional) and Economy
Year Patent Trademark Industrial Design GDP (Constant 2005 US$)
1998 4 524   9.71
1999       9.97
2000       10.86
2001       11.14
2002       11.38
2003       11.80
2004       12.47
2005       12.63
2006       13.13
2007       13.90
2008 60     14.66
2009       15.11
2010       16.27
2011       16.88
2012       17.42
Patent Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998 3 91 12 86 1 85
1999            
2000         1 96
2001         17 60
2002         4 81
2003         52 63
2004         10 92
2005         54 63
2006         21 74
2007         38 80
2008 2 88 22 87 58 71
2009         54 71
2010         38 85
2011         43 89
2012         51 80
Patent Applications by Top Fields of Technology (1998 - 2012)
Field of Technology Share
Semiconductors 18.54
Other special machines 11.21
Digital communication 7.48
Handling 6.39
Telecommunications 5.45
Chemical engineering 5.30
Surface technology, coating 4.83
Transport 4.36
Electrical machinery, apparatus, energy 3.89
Furniture, games 3.12
Others 29.43
Patent Grants
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998     3 84    
1999            
2000            
2001            
2002         16 45
2003            
2004         34 49
2005         18 58
2006         8 67
2007         15 74
2008         16 77
2009         14 76
2010         42 65
2011         23 74
2012         22 72
Utility Model Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998            
1999            
2000            
2001            
2002         1 62
2003            
2004            
2005            
2006            
2007         3 56
2008         1 67
2009         4 54
2010         3 56
2011         4 58
2012            
Trademark Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998 475 78 633 106 49 56
1999         24 66
2000         52 61
2001         286 55
2002         255 68
2003         539 67
2004         207 75
2005         220 75
2006         732 70
2007         925 72
2008         1,044 72
2009         1,019 70
2010         2,257 59
2011         1,577 69
2012         898 83
Trademark Registrations
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998 129 75 368 101 9 68
1999         27 57
2000         6 69
2001         18 63
2002         148 61
2003         209 72
2004         80 79
2005         111 82
2006         650 69
2007         632 73
2008         958 69
2009         793 73
2010         1,444 67
2011         1,805 61
2012         792 75
Industrial Design Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998            
1999            
2000            
2001            
2002            
2003         16 67
2004            
2005         126 55
2006         29 71
2007         88 62
2008         88 58
2009         31 77
2010         57 68
2011            
2012            
Industrial Design Registrations
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998            
1999            
2000            
2001            
2002            
2003            
2004         25 67
2005         125 56
2006         25 71
2007         55 68
2008         95 58
2009         32 73
2010         75 61
2011         1 100
2012            
International Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties
Year PCT System Rank Madrid System Rank Hague System Rank
1998            
1999 2 68        
2000 5 58        
2001 2 78        
2002 5 71        
2003 5 70        
2004 12 57        
2005 3 83 3 69    
2006 7 74 1 84    
2007 10 68 12 56    
2008 3 90 4 71    
2009 2 92 1 93    
2010 2 95 2 83    
2011 4 85 1 89    
2012 5 86 1 95    
PCT Top Applicants (Publication Year = 2012)
Applicant Publication Rank
ENTERSECT INTERNATIONAL LIMITED 1 12086
VILLAGE CONSTRUCTION LIMITED 1 12086
PCT National Phase Entry (Direct and via Regional Office)
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998            
1999            
2000            
2001         1 81
2002         3 70
2003         1 84
2004         9 65
2005         50 48
2006         4 76
2007         16 74
2008         31 65
2009         36 58
2010         8 88
2011         11 81
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.
Contact information: Economics and Statistics Division, WIPO. Tel.: +41-22-338-91-11, email: Ipstats.mail@wipo.int.

Explore WIPO