World Intellectual Property Organization

Statistical Country Profiles

Nigeria

Population (Million): 168.83 (2012) (Rank = 7)

Gross Domestic Product (Billion US$)(Constant 2005 US$ (PPP)): 387.23 (2012) (Rank = 27)

IP Filings (Resident + Abroad, Including Regional) and Economy
Year Patent Trademark Industrial Design GDP (Constant 2005 US$)
1998       170.54
1999       172.42
2000       181.73
2001       187.36
2002       190.27
2003       209.86
2004       232.11
2005       244.64
2006       259.81
2007       276.57
2008       293.12
2009       313.52
2010       338.52
2011       363.42
2012       387.23
Patent Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998         17 52
1999            
2000            
2001            
2002            
2003         4 113
2004         3 117
2005         6 104
2006         3 102
2007         6 104
2008         4 115
2009         22 87
2010         40 84
2011         17 108
2012         10 122
Patent Applications by Top Fields of Technology (1998 - 2012)
Field of Technology Share
Pharmaceuticals 25.00
Electrical machinery, apparatus, energy 17.05
Medical technology 13.64
Biotechnology 7.95
Organic fine chemistry 5.68
Other consumer goods 5.68
IT methods for management 4.55
Control 4.55
Civil engineering 3.41
Basic materials chemistry 2.27
Others 10.22
Patent Grants
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998            
1999         32 38
2000            
2001            
2002            
2003         8 77
2004         2 92
2005            
2006            
2007         1 104
2008         1 120
2009         1 120
2010         3 105
2011         2 110
2012         4 103
Utility Model Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998            
1999            
2000            
2001            
2002            
2003         1 67
2004            
2005            
2006            
2007            
2008            
2009            
2010            
2011            
2012            
Trademark Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998            
1999         1 96
2000            
2001            
2002         93 83
2003         20 126
2004         19 110
2005         30 105
2006         81 112
2007         174 102
2008         319 95
2009         188 99
2010         279 101
2011         200 122
2012         150 127
Trademark Registrations
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998            
1999            
2000            
2001            
2002         8 98
2003         1 148
2004         3 122
2005         2 129
2006         2 144
2007         48 116
2008         138 106
2009         376 87
2010         226 99
2011         290 101
2012         111 116
Industrial Design Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998            
1999            
2000            
2001            
2002            
2003            
2004            
2005            
2006         1 95
2007            
2008            
2009         1 101
2010            
2011         1 117
2012         1 124
Industrial Design Registrations
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998            
1999            
2000            
2001            
2002            
2003            
2004            
2005            
2006            
2007         2 91
2008            
2009            
2010         1 103
2011            
2012            
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 2 88        
2006 1 101        
2007 1 101        
2008            
2009 1 104        
2010 2 95        
2011 5 81        
2012 11 72        
PCT National Phase Entry (Direct and via Regional Office)
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998         1 66
1999            
2000            
2001            
2002            
2003         1 84
2004            
2005         1 89
2006            
2007            
2008            
2009         7 87
2010         22 71
2011         2 106
2012         1 118
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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