World Intellectual Property Organization

Statistical Country Profiles

Namibia

Population (Million): 2.26 (2012) (Rank = 138)

Gross Domestic Product (Billion US$)(Constant 2005 US$ (PPP)): 14.73 (2012) (Rank = 125)

IP Filings (Resident + Abroad, Including Regional) and Economy
Year Patent Trademark Industrial Design GDP (Constant 2005 US$)
1998       7.96
1999       8.22
2000       8.51
2001       8.61
2002       9.02
2003       9.41
2004       10.56
2005       10.83
2006       11.59
2007       12.22
2008       12.63
2009       12.49
2010       13.27
2011       14.03
2012       14.73
Patent Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998            
1999            
2000            
2001            
2002            
2003         1 135
2004         1 134
2005         1 133
2006         2 112
2007         1 135
2008         4 115
2009         2 127
2010         4 115
2011         10 119
2012         20 103
Patent Applications by Top Fields of Technology (1998 - 2012)
Field of Technology Share
Pharmaceuticals 32.42
Organic fine chemistry 12.79
Biotechnology 6.39
Chemical engineering 4.57
Medical technology 4.11
Materials, metallurgy 4.11
IT methods for management 3.20
Furniture, games 3.20
Civil engineering 3.20
Digital communication 2.74
Others 23.27
Patent Grants
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998            
1999            
2000            
2001            
2002            
2003         2 105
2004         1 100
2005            
2006         2 91
2007         1 104
2008         1 120
2009            
2010         2 112
2011         2 110
2012         1 125
Patents in Force
Year Patents in Force Rank
2004    
2005    
2006    
2007    
2008 51 68
2009    
2010    
2011    
2012    
Utility Model Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998            
1999            
2000            
2001            
2002            
2003            
2004            
2005            
2006            
2007            
2008         1 67
2009            
2010            
2011            
2012            
Trademark Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998            
1999         25 65
2000         12 72
2001         16 99
2002         22 109
2003         65 107
2004     136 124 43 97
2005     921 113 24 110
2006     1,061 105 20 137
2007     1,116 106 1 161
2008     1,139 100 3 156
2009     858 99 50 127
2010     802 105 53 136
2011     951 105 81 138
2012     928 101 57 149
Trademark Registrations
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998            
1999            
2000            
2001         2 86
2002         1 108
2003         17 122
2004     136 109 2 127
2005     921 100    
2006     1,061 92 52 117
2007     1,116 91 1 159
2008     1,139 91 10 142
2009     858 92 36 128
2010     802 98 94 120
2011     951 100 33 137
2012     928 98 106 118
Industrial Design Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998            
1999            
2000            
2001            
2002            
2003            
2004     10 90    
2005     14 90    
2006     20 80    
2007     11 94    
2008     45 73    
2009     29 75    
2010     34 76    
2011     28 81    
2012     29 86 5 101
Industrial Design Registrations
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998            
1999            
2000            
2001            
2002            
2003            
2004     10 85    
2005     14 81    
2006     20 77    
2007     11 88    
2008     45 66    
2009     29 67    
2010     34 70    
2011     28 76    
2012     29 83 1 103
International Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties
Year PCT System Rank Madrid System Rank Hague System Rank
1998            
1999 1 74        
2000            
2001            
2002 1 86        
2003            
2004 2 87        
2005 1 97        
2006 1 101        
2007 2 92        
2008            
2009 4 85        
2010 30 53        
2011 19 60        
2012 14 65        
PCT Top Applicants (Publication Year = 2012)
Applicant Publication Rank
TATA CHEMICALS LIMITED 3 5220
COUNCIL OF SCIENTIFIC AND INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH 1 12086
ENVISION SCIENTIFIC PRIVATE LIMITED 1 12086
INDIAN INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE 1 12086
ROIDEC INDIA CHEMICALS (P) LTD. 1 12086
SHANGHAI TAIJIE CHEMICAL CO., LTD. 1 12086
SHANXI ELECTRIC POWER COMPANY 1 12086
SUNDARAM EDUSYS PRIVATE LIMITED 1 12086
UNITED PHOSPHORUS, LTD. 1 12086
WEST BENGAL UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY 1 12086
PCT National Phase Entry (Direct and via Regional Office)
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998            
1999            
2000            
2001            
2002            
2003            
2004            
2005         1 89
2006         2 84
2007            
2008         4 90
2009         1 106
2010         3 98
2011         9 82
2012         15 74
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.
Namibia is a member of the African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO). Patent filings by residents of this country at ARIPO are considered both resident and abroad filings via regional office. Due to lack of information on designation, filings by other nationals at ARIPO are not counted as non-resident filings for Namibia.
Contact information: Economics and Statistics Division, WIPO. Tel.: +41-22-338-91-11, email: Ipstats.mail@wipo.int.

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