World Intellectual Property Organization

Statistical Country Profiles

Papua New Guinea

Population (Million): 7.17 (2012) (Rank = 99)

Gross Domestic Product (Billion US$)(Constant 2005 US$ (PPP)): 17.9 (2012) (Rank = 117)

IP Filings (Resident + Abroad, Including Regional) and Economy
Year Patent Trademark Industrial Design GDP (Constant 2005 US$)
1998       10.56
1999       10.76
2000   35   10.49
2001   61   10.48
2002   42   10.46
2003   91   10.69
2004   103   10.98
2005   71   11.37
2006   136   11.67
2007   87   12.51
2008 1   1 13.35
2009       14.08
2010       15.21
2011       16.58
2012       17.90
Patent Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998         1 85
1999            
2000            
2001            
2002            
2003         4 113
2004            
2005            
2006         2 112
2007         1 135
2008 1 91 45 79    
2009            
2010            
2011            
2012            
Patent Applications by Top Fields of Technology (1998 - 2012)
Field of Technology Share
Engines, pumps, turbines 23.08
Analysis of biological materials 15.38
Organic fine chemistry 15.38
Measurement 7.69
Basic materials chemistry 7.69
Surface technology, coating 7.69
Chemical engineering 7.69
Machine tools 7.69
Civil engineering 7.69
Others 0.02
Patent Grants
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998            
1999            
2000            
2001            
2002            
2003         1 117
2004            
2005            
2006            
2007            
2008     1 88    
2009            
2010            
2011            
2012            
Patents in Force
Year Patents in Force Rank
2004    
2005    
2006    
2007    
2008 1 70
2009    
2010    
2011    
2012    
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            
2000 35 105 900 109    
2001 60 106 476 118 1 114
2002 40 112 420 119 2 134
2003 84 105 315 119 7 144
2004 96 105 371 119 7 127
2005 70 110 447 119 1 152
2006 107 108 553 119 29 132
2007 76 105 536 119 11 147
2008         2 160
2009         12 151
2010         26 152
2011         38 156
2012         18 168
Trademark Registrations
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998         3 75
1999         1 80
2000 27 86 531 101    
2001            
2002         1 108
2003         1 148
2004         4 119
2005         6 119
2006         2 144
2007         27 125
2008         4 151
2009         9 143
2010         9 156
2011         17 152
2012         13 157
Industrial Design Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998            
1999            
2000            
2001            
2002            
2003     2 97    
2004     3 97    
2005     4 95    
2006     4 98    
2007     6 101    
2008 1 86 5 103    
2009            
2010            
2011            
2012            
Industrial Design Registrations
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998            
1999            
2000            
2001            
2002            
2003            
2004            
2005 1 84        
2006            
2007 1 78        
2008 1 78 4 98    
2009            
2010            
2011            
2012            
International Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties
Year PCT System Rank Madrid System Rank Hague System Rank
1998            
1999 1 74        
2000            
2001            
2002            
2003            
2004            
2005 1 97        
2006            
2007            
2008            
2009     4 70    
2010            
2011            
2012            
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            
2004            
2005            
2006         2 84
2007            
2008     41 45    
2009            
2010            
2011            
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.
Contact information: Economics and Statistics Division, WIPO. Tel.: +41-22-338-91-11, email: Ipstats.mail@wipo.int.

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