World Intellectual Property Organization

Statistical Country Profiles

Mexico

Population (Million): 120.85 (2012) (Rank = 11)

Gross Domestic Product (Billion US$)(Constant 2005 US$ (PPP)): 1524.69 (2012) (Rank = 11)

IP Filings (Resident + Abroad, Including Regional) and Economy
Year Patent Trademark Industrial Design GDP (Constant 2005 US$)
1998 721 28,077 428 1069.97
1999 704 33,650 640 1111.42
2000 771 41,944 702 1184.79
2001 848 44,932 831 1182.93
2002 797 42,298 802 1192.71
2003 749 39,788 929 1208.83
2004 895 44,408 1,095 1257.83
2005 927 50,277 1,077 1298.15
2006 1,051 53,600 1,212 1365.01
2007 1,173 65,863 1,130 1409.51
2008 1,237 66,735 1,327 1426.29
2009 1,341 66,219 1,353 1341.37
2010 1,638 79,074 2,155 1412.21
2011 1,924 81,118 2,269 1467.11
2012 2,206 89,471 2,438 1524.69
Patent Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998 453 37 10,440 11 268 31
1999 455 37 11,655 9 249 31
2000 431 39 12,630 9 340 29
2001 534 37 13,031 9 314 31
2002 526 40 12,536 9 271 31
2003 468 41 11,739 9 281 36
2004 565 39 12,633 10 330 39
2005 584 39 13,851 10 343 37
2006 574 41 14,931 10 477 34
2007 629 41 15,970 10 544 36
2008 685 40 15,896 10 552 38
2009 822 37 13,459 10 519 38
2010 951 36 13,625 11 687 36
2011 1,065 34 12,990 12 859 35
2012 1,294 30 14,020 12 912 34
Patent Applications by Top Fields of Technology (1998 - 2012)
Field of Technology Share
Civil engineering 7.65
Medical technology 7.24
Pharmaceuticals 7.15
Food chemistry 5.43
Materials, metallurgy 5.07
Other special machines 4.96
Basic materials chemistry 4.74
Furniture, games 4.48
Electrical machinery, apparatus, energy 4.46
Handling 4.29
Others 44.53
Patent Grants
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998 141 42 3,078 13 100 31
1999 120 44 3,779 12 133 30
2000 113 41 5,414 8 111 31
2001 118 44 5,358 9 102 31
2002 138 38 6,478 9 143 30
2003 122 42 5,930 10 125 35
2004 162 35 6,676 9 137 33
2005 131 43 7,967 8 166 33
2006 135 46 9,497 7 133 36
2007 201 39 9,756 9 119 41
2008 197 40 10,243 9 141 40
2009 213 41 9,416 8 173 41
2010 229 38 9,170 8 195 40
2011 245 38 11,240 8 232 39
2012 290 36 12,068 8 360 36
Patents in Force
Year Patents in Force Rank
2004 38,372 15
2005 48,374 12
2006 54,722 11
2007 66,865 12
2008    
2009 74,550 14
2010 82,017 13
2011 89,992 13
2012 96,962 13
Utility Model Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998     379 3    
1999     370 3    
2000     375 3 3 35
2001     468 3    
2002 382 14 72 9    
2003 339 16 46 16 3 53
2004 334 18 51 16 1 55
2005 366 17 77 14 1 60
2006 308 18 78 13 1 60
2007 413 16 69 13 4 50
2008 387 19 47 22 2 61
2009 494 18 41 21 13 37
2010 530 18 80 17 10 43
2011 517 18 64 19 7 47
2012 536 17 57 19 7 49
Trademark Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998 24,669 11 15,373 10 3,408 24
1999 29,489 11 16,657 8 4,161 22
2000 36,698 11 23,023 4 5,246 25
2001 40,236 10 21,252 4 4,696 28
2002 37,764 10 18,473 4 4,534 26
2003 34,763 11 18,961 6 5,025 27
2004 38,314 12 20,239 6 6,094 31
2005 41,680 12 22,219 6 8,597 26
2006 45,161 12 24,620 7 8,439 29
2007 54,610 11 28,606 4 11,253 29
2008 56,592 10 27,695 4 10,143 33
2009 59,277 10 22,660 6 6,942 38
2010 68,928 10 25,529 4 10,146 33
2011 71,091 10 29,190 5 10,027 37
2012 76,010 10 29,815 5 13,461 30
Trademark Registrations
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998 16,775 8 11,587 13 2,898 22
1999 23,242 8 17,079 3 2,430 25
2000 26,568 7 18,915 2 3,106 20
2001 28,404 6 18,732 2 1,941 26
2002 26,796 8 17,759 5 1,862 28
2003 26,412 8 16,335 6 2,330 36
2004 25,799 7 16,857 5 4,422 25
2005 31,091 7 19,641 5 5,598 28
2006 34,240 8 21,166 5 5,412 34
2007 33,816 9 20,633 5 7,316 31
2008 40,861 8 22,202 4 8,367 30
2009 42,020 8 20,995 4 8,528 34
2010 44,825 8 18,164 6 8,282 38
2011 45,957 8 22,277 4 9,068 34
2012 56,569 6 25,601 4 9,057 35
Industrial Design Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998 410 33 897 28 18 44
1999 608 28 976 27 32 40
2000 668 27 1,258 26 34 38
2001 779 25 973 28 52 36
2002 769 24 1,208 24 33 38
2003 820 20 1,162 24 109 43
2004 902 22 1,555 11 193 41
2005 987 21 1,790 10 90 65
2006 1,041 23 1,982 9 171 46
2007 943 25 1,939 11 187 50
2008 1,188 24 1,993 10 139 52
2009 1,241 20 1,689 10 112 57
2010 1,691 17 1,849 10 464 43
2011 1,909 17 2,240 11 360 48
2012 1,954 16 2,183 11 484 47
Industrial Design Registrations
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998 81 43 573 31 27 35
1999 273 28 880 27 24 40
2000 251 31 857 29 33 36
2001 450 25 836 31 20 47
2002 439 27 876 29 21 40
2003 480 24 772 26 46 45
2004 241 39 1,201 10 217 39
2005 792 20 1,713 10 79 64
2006 564 29 1,662 9 136 48
2007 692 24 2,003 9 216 47
2008 591 28 1,853 9 42 73
2009 681 23 1,887 10 173 49
2010 962 22 1,683 10 369 45
2011 865 23 1,578 10 244 49
2012 902 23 1,742 11 469 46
International Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties
Year PCT System Rank Madrid System Rank Hague System Rank
1998 66 29        
1999 55 32        
2000 73 33 1 57    
2001 104 31        
2002 132 30        
2003 131 30        
2004 118 31        
2005 142 31        
2006 169 30 11 60    
2007 186 30 3 71    
2008 203 33 2 77    
2009 194 31        
2010 191 32 2 83    
2011 225 32 2 83    
2012 191 33 9 64    
PCT Top Applicants (Publication Year = 2012)
Applicant Publication Rank
CENTRO DE INVESTIGACION Y DE ESTUDIOS AVANZADOS DEL INSTITUTO POLITECNICO NACIONAL 7 2485
INSTITUTO POLITECNICO NACIONAL 5 3329
GRUPO PETROTEMEX, S.A. DE C.V. 4 4061
LABORATORIOS SENOSIAIN, S.A. DE C.V. 4 4061
UNIVERSIDAD AUTONOMA METROPOLITANA 4 4061
UNIVERSIDAD NACIONAL AUTONOMA DE MEXICO 4 4061
GEO ESTRATOS, S.A. DE C.V. 3 5220
HELVEX S.A. DE C.V. 3 5220
INSTITUTO TECNOLOGICO Y DE ESTUDIOS SUPERIORES DE MONTERREY 3 5220
INTEMPO SISTEMAS CONSTRUCTIVOS S.A. DE C.V. 3 5220
PCT National Phase Entry (Direct and via Regional Office)
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998 2 25 7,186 9 24 33
1999 8 23 8,599 9 38 32
2000 13 24 9,649 9 57 32
2001 12 24 10,580 9 48 35
2002 16 25 10,383 9 57 36
2003 16 30 9,760 9 51 41
2004 34 32 10,623 8 129 37
2005 35 35 11,718 10 141 36
2006 50 27 12,882 10 250 33
2007 42 33 13,845 10 297 33
2008 50 32 14,110 10 284 36
2009 48 33 12,007 10 280 36
2010 61 32 11,830 10 387 33
2011 73 31 10,927 11 520 31
2012 60 32 11,473 11 524 32
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.
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