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Statistical Country Profiles

Maldives

Population (Million): 0.34 (2012) (Rank = 170)

Gross Domestic Product (Billion US$)(Constant 2005 US$ (PPP)): 2.65 (2012) (Rank = 151)

IP Filings (Resident + Abroad, Including Regional) and Economy
Year Patent Trademark Industrial Design GDP (Constant 2005 US$)
1998        
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2001       1.26
2002   13   1.33
2003   18   1.52
2004   12   1.71
2005   55   1.56
2006   65   1.87
2007   156   2.06
2008       2.32
2009       2.23
2010       2.39
2011       2.56
2012       2.65
Patent Applications
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Patent Applications by Top Fields of Technology (1998 - 2012)
Field of Technology Share
Handling 25.00
Textile and paper machines 25.00
Thermal processes and apparatus 25.00
Furniture, games 25.00
Patent Grants
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
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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 13 119        
2003 18 113        
2004 12 116        
2005 55 113        
2006 65 109        
2007 155 101     1 161
2008         108 111
2009            
2010         31 145
2011         57 147
2012         112 134
Trademark Registrations
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
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2002 13 93        
2003 16 93        
2004 9 91        
2005 53 88        
2006 65 86        
2007 151 82        
2008         1 161
2009            
2010         55 132
2011         58 131
2012            
Industrial Design Applications
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Industrial Design Registrations
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International Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties
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PCT National Phase Entry (Direct and via Regional Office)
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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.
Contact information: Economics and Statistics Division, WIPO. Tel.: +41-22-338-91-11, email: Ipstats.mail@wipo.int.

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