World Intellectual Property Organization

Statistical Country Profiles

Oman

Population (Million): 3.31 (2012) (Rank = 131)

Gross Domestic Product (Billion US$)(Constant 2005 US$ (PPP)): 69.58 (2011) (Rank = 73)

IP Filings (Resident + Abroad, Including Regional) and Economy
Year Patent Trademark Industrial Design GDP (Constant 2005 US$)
1998       40.85
1999       40.80
2000       43.01
2001       46.22
2002       47.41
2003       47.55
2004       49.17
2005       51.14
2006       53.95
2007       57.62
2008       64.99
2009       65.71
2010       69.38
2011       69.58
2012        
Patent Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998            
1999            
2000            
2001            
2002            
2003         3 121
2004         1 134
2005         5 112
2006         4 98
2007         16 94
2008         9 104
2009         3 120
2010         10 104
2011         10 119
2012         12 120
Patent Applications by Top Fields of Technology (1998 - 2012)
Field of Technology Share
Civil engineering 45.10
Environmental technology 11.76
Transport 7.84
Audio-visual technology 5.88
Measurement 3.92
Handling 3.92
Other special machines 3.92
Mechanical elements 3.92
Electrical machinery, apparatus, energy 1.96
Telecommunications 1.96
Others 9.82
Patent Grants
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998            
1999            
2000            
2001            
2002            
2003            
2004            
2005         1 94
2006            
2007            
2008         6 92
2009         4 97
2010         6 97
2011         3 105
2012         4 103
Utility Model Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998            
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2000            
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2004            
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Trademark Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998            
1999         1 96
2000         6 78
2001         46 82
2002         22 109
2003         5 150
2004         9 122
2005         6 133
2006         1 159
2007     118 129 7 150
2008     1,847 96 48 126
2009     2,103 85 104 110
2010     1,911 92 72 131
2011     2,189 83 133 129
2012     2,148 81 96 138
Trademark Registrations
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998            
1999            
2000         2 81
2001         2 86
2002         3 106
2003         88 89
2004         3 122
2005         5 121
2006         26 128
2007     118 118 4 146
2008     1,837 85 10 142
2009     2,097 79 81 111
2010     1,907 81 57 131
2011     2,188 78 121 119
2012     2,102 79 81 123
Industrial Design Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998            
1999            
2000            
2001         1 89
2002            
2003            
2004            
2005            
2006            
2007            
2008            
2009     110 51 55 72
2010     171 43    
2011     183 45    
2012     186 46 35 86
Industrial Design Registrations
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998            
1999            
2000            
2001         1 84
2002            
2003            
2004            
2005            
2006            
2007            
2008            
2009     110 53 54 69
2010     171 39 5 90
2011     183 42 1 100
2012     186 42 30 79
International Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties
Year PCT System Rank Madrid System Rank Hague System Rank
1998            
1999            
2000            
2001            
2002            
2003            
2004            
2005 2 88        
2006            
2007            
2008            
2009 2 92        
2010 4 86        
2011     1 89    
2012            
PCT Top Applicants (Publication Year = 2012)
Applicant Publication Rank
KONGSBERG AUTOMOTIVE AS 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         2 82
2006            
2007         13 78
2008         1 109
2009            
2010            
2011            
2012         3 108
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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