World Intellectual Property Organization

Statistical Country Profiles

Niger

Population (Million): 17.16 (2012) (Rank = 60)

Gross Domestic Product (Billion US$)(Constant 2005 US$ (PPP)): 9.83 (2012) (Rank = 136)

IP Filings (Resident + Abroad, Including Regional) and Economy
Year Patent Trademark Industrial Design GDP (Constant 2005 US$)
1998       6.65
1999       6.61
2000       6.52
2001       6.98
2002       7.19
2003       7.58
2004       7.58
2005       7.92
2006       8.38
2007       8.65
2008       9.48
2009       9.39
2010       8.64
2011       8.84
2012       9.83
Patent Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998 3 91     45 41
1999 2 97     30 49
2000 3 98     45 45
2001 3 93     45 43
2002 3 95     45 47
2003 2 100     31 72
2004 3 95     45 61
2005 6 96     91 59
2006            
2007            
2008         1 136
2009         1 134
2010            
2011 3 99     47 84
2012 4 93     60 77
Patent Applications by Top Fields of Technology (1998 - 2012)
Field of Technology Share
Other special machines 11.36
Measurement 9.09
Electrical machinery, apparatus, energy 6.82
Audio-visual technology 6.82
Computer technology 6.82
Organic fine chemistry 6.82
Biotechnology 6.82
Optics 4.55
Medical technology 4.55
Pharmaceuticals 4.55
Others 31.80
Patent Grants
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
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2003         2 105
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2008         1 120
2009            
2010            
2011         1 120
2012            
Utility Model Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
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Trademark Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998            
1999            
2000            
2001            
2002         9 122
2003         26 124
2004         1 145
2005         228 73
2006            
2007            
2008            
2009         28 139
2010         6 167
2011 7 105     109 135
2012 8 102     122 131
Trademark Registrations
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998            
1999            
2000            
2001            
2002            
2003         1 148
2004            
2005         265 67
2006            
2007            
2008            
2009         27 133
2010         3 166
2011         3 170
2012         4 170
Industrial Design Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998            
1999            
2000            
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2003            
2004     1 102    
2005 2 91 25 79 30 76
2006     16 83    
2007     14 92    
2008     25 89    
2009     10 95    
2010     5 104    
2011     11 100 27 88
2012     5 106    
Industrial Design Registrations
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998            
1999            
2000            
2001            
2002            
2003            
2004     1 95    
2005 1 84 25 77 15 84
2006     16 82    
2007     14 81    
2008     25 78    
2009     10 89    
2010     5 99    
2011     11 97 27 75
2012     5 103    
International Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties
Year PCT System Rank Madrid System Rank Hague System Rank
1998            
1999            
2000            
2001            
2002 1 86        
2003            
2004            
2005            
2006            
2007            
2008            
2009 1 104        
2010            
2011            
2012 2 100        
PCT Top Applicants (Publication Year = 2012)
Applicant Publication Rank
NAVTEQ B. V. 2 7182
PCT National Phase Entry (Direct and via Regional Office)
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998            
1999            
2000            
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2004            
2005         1 89
2006            
2007            
2008         1 109
2009         1 106
2010            
2011         2 106
2012            
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.
Niger is a member of the African Intellectual Property Organization (OAPI). Patent filings by residents of this country at OAPI are considered both resident and abroad filings via regional office; filings by other nationals at OAPI are considered non-resident filings via regional office for Niger.
Contact information: Economics and Statistics Division, WIPO. Tel.: +41-22-338-91-11, email: Ipstats.mail@wipo.int.

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