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Statistical Country Profiles

Malaysia

Population (Million): 29.24 (2012) (Rank = 44)

Gross Domestic Product (Billion US$)(Constant 2005 US$ (PPP)): 432.01 (2012) (Rank = 26)

IP Filings (Resident + Abroad, Including Regional) and Economy
Year Patent Trademark Industrial Design GDP (Constant 2005 US$)
1998 205 4,121   215.25
1999 231 5,130 111 228.46
2000 226 6,590 286 248.70
2001 302 7,258 510 249.99
2002 349 9,147 540 263.47
2003 720 10,172 778 278.72
2004 919 11,709 775 297.63
2005 921 11,877 761 313.50
2006 1,012 14,057 1,120 331.00
2007 1,177 15,876 1,245 351.85
2008 1,361 15,740 1,294 368.85
2009 1,812 16,552 1,250 363.27
2010 1,937 17,786 1,069 389.26
2011 1,948 16,696 1,285 409.05
2012 1,956   1,308 432.01
Patent Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998 193 52 5,770 17 12 60
1999 218 48 5,624 16 13 62
2000 206 53 6,021 16 20 58
2001 271 48 5,663 16 31 50
2002 322 46 4,615 22 27 62
2003 376 45 4,686 19 344 33
2004 522 40 4,920 18 397 36
2005 522 42 5,764 17 399 35
2006 531 42 4,269 23 481 33
2007 670 39 1,702 31 507 37
2008 818 35 4,485 21 543 39
2009 1,234 32 4,503 20 578 34
2010 1,231 33 5,152 18 706 35
2011 1,076 33 5,376 18 872 33
2012 1,114 31 5,826 17 842 37
Patent Applications by Top Fields of Technology (1998 - 2012)
Field of Technology Share
Computer technology 6.61
Civil engineering 5.86
Furniture, games 5.26
Other special machines 4.87
Semiconductors 4.87
Basic materials chemistry 4.73
Electrical machinery, apparatus, energy 4.48
Handling 4.39
Pharmaceuticals 3.83
Biotechnology 3.58
Others 51.52
Patent Grants
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998 21 66 545 34 1 44
1999 39 59 682 32 48 37
2000 24 60 381 38 16 42
2001 18 66 1,452 21    
2002 32 59 1,460 19    
2003 31 61 1,547 18 104 38
2004 24 60 2,323 16 87 40
2005 37 60 2,471 17 105 36
2006 187 39 6,562 10 147 34
2007 338 33 6,645 11 234 36
2008 198 39 2,044 18 227 36
2009 270 38 3,198 15 228 37
2010 200 40 1,960 18 316 35
2011 310 37 2,043 20 289 36
2012 295 35 2,165 19 365 35
Patents in Force
Year Patents in Force Rank
2004    
2005    
2006    
2007    
2008    
2009    
2010 96 75
2011    
2012 21,447 24
Utility Model Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998            
1999            
2000            
2001            
2002         4 45
2003 20 39 40 17 5 44
2004 48 35 49 17 1 55
2005 27 37 48 17 2 48
2006 31 37 46 20 1 60
2007 34 34 44 17 18 32
2008 33 39 65 17 5 46
2009 29 44 32 24 28 27
2010 44 42 37 24 18 34
2011 60 40 47 24 15 40
2012 46 41 41 22 10 43
Trademark Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998 4,063 33 10,813 22 58 55
1999 5,053 34 8,660 31 77 52
2000 6,303 33 12,500 24 287 46
2001 6,525 32 10,078 30 733 43
2002 7,661 30 8,785 29 1,486 44
2003 8,327 27 9,439 25 1,845 46
2004 10,406 26 10,337 21 1,303 45
2005 10,479 28 11,668 22 1,398 47
2006 11,209 28 12,840 17 2,848 49
2007 12,289 28 13,605 16 3,587 54
2008 12,562 27 13,472 18 3,178 53
2009 12,810 26 11,260 17 3,742 44
2010 13,099 29 13,271 15 4,687 46
2011 13,001 27 15,832 14 3,695 54
2012         4,928 49
Trademark Registrations
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998 1,521 39 2,869 67 68 49
1999 439 58 1,226 85 32 53
2000 449 59 1,328 84 73 51
2001 1,570 41 5,341 47 278 40
2002 4,056 28 7,072 33 518 45
2003 3,014 31 9,108 21 1,552 43
2004 3,243 32 8,473 19 745 44
2005 3,683 37 7,771 25 902 51
2006 5,651 29 10,108 17 2,111 51
2007 8,108 23 17,382 9 2,697 52
2008 9,049 24 18,798 7 2,527 54
2009 5,438 31 9,534 19 3,002 47
2010 5,642 34 8,652 20 3,915 47
2011 10,201 25 13,618 14 4,014 47
2012         3,029 55
Industrial Design Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998            
1999 111 49 157 58    
2000 286 38 679 34    
2001 465 33 597 37 45 43
2002 502 29 660 35 38 37
2003 624 27 700 36 154 39
2004 520 31 941 18 255 37
2005 633 29 974 16 128 54
2006 616 31 928 18 504 37
2007 774 26 1,146 16 471 41
2008 630 31 1,072 18 664 38
2009 699 30 766 18 551 40
2010 737 29 940 16 332 46
2011 743 31 1,128 17 542 46
2012 857 28 1,225 17 451 48
Industrial Design Registrations
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998            
1999            
2000 73 45 208 52    
2001 199 36 635 33 42 39
2002 274 34 429 42 48 31
2003 573 21 974 23 99 39
2004 602 22 671 24 246 37
2005 314 37 463 31 157 50
2006 700 25 1,100 14 400 37
2007 597 27 1,076 16 490 39
2008 580 29 903 21 581 39
2009 529 29 1,067 15 583 39
2010 748 27 850 15 415 43
2011 714 26 927 16 489 45
2012 744 25 1,180 16 386 48
International Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties
Year PCT System Rank Madrid System Rank Hague System Rank
1998 4 58        
1999 5 59        
2000 5 58        
2001 18 49        
2002 18 49        
2003 31 44        
2004 45 43        
2005 34 45 5 63    
2006 61 41 2 76 1 23
2007 110 34 1 81    
2008 208 32 9 61    
2009 224 30 6 65    
2010 350 27 10 61    
2011 263 29 6 68    
2012 289 30 5 73    
PCT Top Applicants (Publication Year = 2012)
Applicant Publication Rank
MIMOS BERHAD 146 120
UNIVERSITI SAINS MALAYSIA 39 520
UNIVERSITI PUTRA MALAYSIA 15 1265
PETROLIAM NASIONAL BERHAD 8 2207
MALAYSIAN PALM OIL BOARD 7 2485
IQ GROUP SDN BHD 4 4061
UNIVERSITI MALAYA (UM) 4 4061
WIDETECH MANUFACTURING SDN. BHD. 4 4061
INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY PETRONAS SDN BHD 3 5220
LEMBAGA GETAH MALAYSIA 3 5220
PCT National Phase Entry (Direct and via Regional Office)
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998         7 47
1999         8 51
2000         6 55
2001         11 49
2002         16 51
2003         20 49
2004         45 48
2005         41 50
2006         56 47
2007         100 47
2008 13 41 3,516 17 189 40
2009         195 41
2010 28 38 4,416 16 224 39
2011 30 38 4,657 16 480 32
2012 27 39 4,987 15 451 33
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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