World Intellectual Property Organization

Statistical Country Profiles

Pakistan

Population (Million): 179.16 (2012) (Rank = 6)

Gross Domestic Product (Billion US$)(Constant 2005 US$ (PPP)): 446.34 (2012) (Rank = 24)

IP Filings (Resident + Abroad, Including Regional) and Economy
Year Patent Trademark Industrial Design GDP (Constant 2005 US$)
1998 45 3,870 197 246.75
1999 45 5,255 191 255.78
2000 46 5,469 183 266.68
2001 58 4,874 262 271.97
2002 55 5,406 212 280.74
2003 60 6,539 247 294.34
2004 77 8,467 369 316.03
2005 150 8,834 516 340.26
2006 105 9,484 488 361.28
2007 129 9,372 459 381.81
2008 190 10,620 461 387.91
2009   12,988   401.85
2010 136   451 416.11
2011 139   756 428.41
2012 112 15,933 412 446.34
Patent Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998 45 68 1,275 34    
1999 44 71 1,089 38 1 88
2000 46 75 1,149 38    
2001 58 71 1,168 35    
2002 55 69 1,057 35    
2003 57 69 1,070 35 3 121
2004 73 67 1,008 34 4 113
2005 143 63 1,141 33 7 99
2006 91 69 1,647 32 14 79
2007 109 67 1,449 33 20 93
2008 170 63 1,375 34 20 90
2009         15 92
2010 114 67 980 30 22 93
2011 92 70 861 35 47 84
2012 96 66 798 35 16 112
Patent Applications by Top Fields of Technology (1998 - 2012)
Field of Technology Share
Pharmaceuticals 11.45
Computer technology 9.92
Audio-visual technology 6.87
Engines, pumps, turbines 6.87
Medical technology 6.11
Organic fine chemistry 6.11
Furniture, games 4.58
Civil engineering 4.58
Materials, metallurgy 3.82
Chemical engineering 3.82
Others 35.87
Patent Grants
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998 5 76 380 37    
1999 15 70 369 41    
2000 20 64 361 41    
2001 12 73 338 42    
2002 14 69 408 37    
2003 13 68 350 36 1 117
2004 12 68 404 34 2 92
2005 21 64 372 37 3 79
2006 22 71 225 49 2 91
2007 18 69 170 49 1 104
2008 11 74 222 48 3 103
2009         4 97
2010 19 68 219 45 3 105
2011 29 65 440 33 5 97
2012 13 71 299 39 13 84
Patents in Force
Year Patents in Force Rank
2004 17,700 21
2005    
2006    
2007    
2008    
2009    
2010    
2011    
2012    
Utility Model Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998            
1999            
2000            
2001            
2002            
2003            
2004            
2005         1 60
2006            
2007            
2008         1 67
2009         1 70
2010            
2011            
2012         1 82
Trademark Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998 3,869 36 2,468 79 1 90
1999 5,254 31 2,508 77 1 96
2000 5,465 35 2,855 79 4 88
2001 4,852 39 2,392 85 22 97
2002 5,342 38 1,560 95 64 90
2003 6,318 37 2,153 85 221 82
2004 8,421 35 5,171 55 46 95
2005 8,789 36 3,765 72 45 99
2006 9,231 36 4,809 58 253 100
2007 9,033 35 4,952 59 339 93
2008 10,186 32 4,686 57 434 91
2009 12,437 28 3,297 60 551 79
2010         304 96
2011         364 108
2012 15,332 27 4,233 50 601 101
Trademark Registrations
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998 417 60 557 97 2 79
1999 380 60 917 92    
2000 688 51 1,120 91    
2001 533 55 865 95 3 84
2002 589 55 1,365 87 9 96
2003 767 51 1,742 77 50 105
2004 1,136 47 2,423 68 24 96
2005 439 69 2,776 70 18 107
2006 1,612 46 1,648 86 218 94
2007 2,571 41 2,834 75 149 102
2008 3,191 41 4,974 45 372 87
2009 2,280 45 2,107 78 402 86
2010         496 88
2011         406 95
2012 2,959 47 3,472 53 376 94
Industrial Design Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998 197 40 91 62    
1999 191 39 56 63    
2000 178 46 67 64 5 53
2001 262 40 80 65    
2002 212 41 73 66    
2003 227 40 95 65 20 61
2004 367 36 111 61 2 86
2005 486 34 188 56 30 76
2006 363 43 104 61 125 52
2007 297 42 129 61 162 52
2008 378 39 198 52 83 61
2009         1 101
2010 450 36 99 54 1 104
2011 755 30 159 48 1 117
2012 407 39 104 56 5 101
Industrial Design Registrations
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998 169 33 121 53    
1999 112 41 86 58    
2000 112 41 54 62    
2001 118 46 37 66    
2002 184 38 92 60    
2003 226 36 80 61 1 86
2004 269 37 110 58 27 63
2005 444 31 139 56 26 75
2006 279 43 137 55 100 53
2007 256 41 132 57 167 49
2008 236 43 146 53 85 62
2009         28 77
2010 395 34 121 45    
2011 522 33 84 58 2 95
2012 267 42 55 72 5 91
International Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties
Year PCT System Rank Madrid System Rank Hague System Rank
1998 1 76        
1999            
2000            
2001            
2002            
2003 2 86        
2004            
2005            
2006 3 86        
2007 4 81        
2008            
2009            
2010 1 105        
2011 1 110        
2012 2 100        
PCT National Phase Entry (Direct and via Regional Office)
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998            
1999         1 72
2000            
2001            
2002            
2003            
2004            
2005            
2006            
2007         1 107
2008            
2009         1 106
2010         2 103
2011         3 101
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.

Explore WIPO