World Intellectual Property Organization

Statistical Country Profiles

Nepal

Population (Million): 27.47 (2012) (Rank = 46)

Gross Domestic Product (Billion US$)(Constant 2005 US$ (PPP)): 35.15 (2012) (Rank = 92)

IP Filings (Resident + Abroad, Including Regional) and Economy
Year Patent Trademark Industrial Design GDP (Constant 2005 US$)
1998   571 3 19.86
1999   678   20.74
2000   660 4 22.03
2001   804   23.08
2002   1,255   23.11
2003   952 1 24.02
2004   609   25.15
2005   588   26.02
2006   426   26.90
2007   643 2 27.81
2008       29.51
2009       30.85
2010       32.34
2011       33.59
2012       35.15
Patent Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998            
1999         1 88
2000            
2001            
2002         1 99
2003         1 135
2004            
2005            
2006         2 112
2007         1 135
2008            
2009         2 127
2010         1 140
2011         3 140
2012         5 131
Patent Applications by Top Fields of Technology (1998 - 2012)
Field of Technology Share
Electrical machinery, apparatus, energy 23.08
Control 15.38
IT methods for management 7.69
Measurement 7.69
Medical technology 7.69
Biotechnology 7.69
Pharmaceuticals 7.69
Macromolecular chemistry, polymers 7.69
Basic materials chemistry 7.69
Transport 7.69
Others 0.02
Patent Grants
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998            
1999            
2000 1 81 2 86    
2001 5 78 2 91    
2002 2 84 2 92    
2003            
2004     1 86    
2005 3 80        
2006 2 83        
2007 1 83        
2008            
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2011         1 120
2012 2 84        
Patents in Force
Year Patents in Force Rank
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2012 72 77
Utility Model Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
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2012         2 72
Trademark Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998 571 71 588 107    
1999 678 71 485 113    
2000 660 79 515 116    
2001 804 72 557 115    
2002 1,255 65 396 123    
2003 949 72 567 114 3 154
2004 609 79 565 114    
2005 585 79 419 121 3 137
2006 420 89 303 123 6 145
2007 612 82 520 120 31 133
2008         104 112
2009         17 147
2010         26 152
2011         43 153
2012         53 151
Trademark Registrations
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998 571 53 588 96    
1999 678 51 485 104    
2000 660 52 515 103    
2001 804 48 557 101    
2002 1,255 43 396 107    
2003 949 46 567 101 17 122
2004 609 59 565 99    
2005 585 63 419 106 1 133
2006 420 69 303 105 25 130
2007 612 62 520 106    
2008         29 132
2009         69 115
2010         44 139
2011         18 150
2012         177 104
Industrial Design Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998 3 78        
1999     1 101    
2000 4 83 1 94    
2001     5 102    
2002     5 86    
2003 1 90 1 98    
2004            
2005            
2006            
2007 2 86 2 105    
2008            
2009            
2010            
2011            
2012         1 124
Industrial Design Registrations
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998 3 65        
1999     1 92    
2000 4 71 1 91    
2001     5 83    
2002     5 80    
2003 1 81 1 86    
2004            
2005            
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2007 2 77 2 97    
2008            
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2010            
2011            
2012 5 81     1 103
International Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties
Year PCT System Rank Madrid System Rank Hague System Rank
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PCT National Phase Entry (Direct and via Regional Office)
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998            
1999            
2000            
2001            
2002         1 82
2003         1 84
2004            
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2008            
2009            
2010         1 112
2011         1 115
2012         2 112
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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