World Intellectual Property Organization

Statistical Country Profiles

Panama

Population (Million): 3.8 (2012) (Rank = 127)

Gross Domestic Product (Billion US$)(Constant 2005 US$ (PPP)): 54.45 (2012) (Rank = 78)

IP Filings (Resident + Abroad, Including Regional) and Economy
Year Patent Trademark Industrial Design GDP (Constant 2005 US$)
1998   1,945   22.52
1999   1,912   23.40
2000 26 2,412 20 24.04
2001   2,549   24.18
2002   2,321   24.72
2003   3,553   25.76
2004       27.69
2005   3,858   29.68
2006   6,651   32.22
2007   6,858   36.12
2008   7,247   39.77
2009   5,162   41.31
2010   7,712   44.45
2011 75 7,558   49.16
2012   8,363 85 54.45
Patent Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998         17 52
1999         17 55
2000 7 89 153 72 19 60
2001         24 56
2002         38 52
2003         57 61
2004         33 69
2005         39 70
2006         32 68
2007         122 56
2008     371 46 136 55
2009     370 41 97 60
2010     468 41 51 76
2011 21 84 420 43 54 82
2012     234 49 32 91
Patent Applications by Top Fields of Technology (1998 - 2012)
Field of Technology Share
Civil engineering 17.61
Handling 13.14
Measurement 10.94
Medical technology 6.33
Transport 4.81
Pharmaceuticals 4.75
Other consumer goods 4.26
Electrical machinery, apparatus, energy 3.92
Biotechnology 3.92
Food chemistry 3.30
Others 27.02
Patent Grants
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998            
1999            
2000     15 79    
2001            
2002            
2003         67 48
2004         11 67
2005         14 62
2006         7 70
2007         49 56
2008     310 41 74 51
2009     392 33 53 56
2010     378 33 58 56
2011 12 75 309 38 67 56
2012     325 37 63 58
Patents in Force
Year Patents in Force Rank
2004    
2005    
2006    
2007    
2008 41 69
2009    
2010 378 63
2011 6,152 38
2012 357 64
Utility Model Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998            
1999            
2000 4 41 18 26    
2001            
2002         3 50
2003         2 60
2004            
2005         1 60
2006         5 38
2007            
2008 8 46 7 40 6 43
2009     2 44 1 70
2010     2 48 5 51
2011 5 50 3 45 7 47
2012     5 40 3 63
Trademark Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998 1,706 53 4,475 57 239 41
1999 1,675 53 4,725 54 237 41
2000 2,057 57 5,530 55 355 43
2001 2,142 56 4,553 61 407 51
2002 1,905 55 4,021 61 416 58
2003 2,593 52 5,082 56 960 55
2004         1,211 47
2005 2,906 55 5,201 54 952 55
2006 3,973 51 6,089 47 2,678 51
2007 3,530 54 6,079 45 3,328 55
2008 4,407 47 6,309 43 2,840 56
2009 3,571 48 4,982 45 1,591 64
2010 3,702 53 5,927 36 4,010 51
2011 4,167 46 7,205 33 3,391 56
2012 4,455 42 7,391 31 3,908 53
Trademark Registrations
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998         142 42
1999         78 48
2000         191 43
2001         172 44
2002         140 64
2003         666 56
2004 640 58 1,196 85 382 56
2005 2,345 43 4,963 44 396 62
2006 2,445 39 4,713 42 1,652 56
2007 2,899 38 5,445 39 2,710 51
2008 4,123 37 7,002 32 2,371 56
2009 2,820 39 4,534 35 1,884 61
2010 3,094 43 5,134 36 2,953 56
2011 3,351 42 5,998 35 2,678 55
2012 4,068 40 8,009 22 3,041 54
Industrial Design Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998         1 50
1999            
2000 13 74 20 78 7 50
2001         10 58
2002         8 60
2003         58 49
2004         103 53
2005         1 93
2006         85 57
2007         3 96
2008     54 69 88 58
2009     51 65 58 67
2010     70 61 93 58
2011     70 62 88 67
2012 4 95 85 64 81 72
Industrial Design Registrations
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998            
1999            
2000 1 75 26 70 7 51
2001         3 74
2002         2 64
2003         37 48
2004         103 50
2005         25 78
2006         75 61
2007         28 78
2008 7 71 38 73 89 61
2009 2 74 28 68 62 63
2010     74 57 90 55
2011     43 68 91 60
2012     68 65 42 73
International Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties
Year PCT System Rank Madrid System Rank Hague System Rank
1998 6 52        
1999 6 56        
2000 6 55        
2001 10 55        
2002 7 65        
2003 16 53        
2004 15 55        
2005 17 55 5 63    
2006 16 60 2 76    
2007 14 64 2 77    
2008 9 70 8 62    
2009 10 66 5 68    
2010 5 79 9 64    
2011 10 69 9 64    
2012 16 63 11 62    
PCT Top Applicants (Publication Year = 2012)
Applicant Publication Rank
CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA 2 7182
ENTRENATOR WORLD,S.A. 1 12086
NANO DISPERSIONS TECHNOLOGY, INC. 1 12086
NUOVE ELEGANZA INTERNATIONAL HOLDING GROUP 1 12086
VALENS ASSOCIATED INC. 1 12086
WALDEN ASSOCIATES LTD., S.A. 1 12086
PCT National Phase Entry (Direct and via Regional Office)
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998         2 62
1999         10 47
2000         15 46
2001         5 59
2002         23 47
2003         9 66
2004         20 54
2005         18 57
2006         14 61
2007         67 51
2008         94 48
2009         75 54
2010         41 60
2011         40 63
2012         11 83
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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