World Intellectual Property Organization

Statistical Country Profiles

Qatar

Population (Million): 2.05 (2012) (Rank = 142)

Gross Domestic Product (Billion US$)(Constant 2005 US$ (PPP)): 147.5 (2012) (Rank = 55)

IP Filings (Resident + Abroad, Including Regional) and Economy
Year Patent Trademark Industrial Design GDP (Constant 2005 US$)
1998        
1999        
2000       38.31
2001       39.59
2002       42.41
2003       43.89
2004       53.04
2005       57.07
2006       67.68
2007       79.87
2008       94.00
2009       105.28
2010       122.90
2011       138.83
2012 56     147.50
Patent Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998         1 85
1999            
2000         1 96
2001            
2002         1 99
2003         3 121
2004         13 90
2005         7 99
2006         4 98
2007         6 104
2008         6 107
2009         9 105
2010         13 100
2011         30 95
2012 3 96 58 66 53 79
Patent Applications by Top Fields of Technology (1998 - 2012)
Field of Technology Share
Civil engineering 22.92
Pharmaceuticals 12.50
Computer technology 10.42
Transport 8.33
Organic fine chemistry 6.25
Basic communication processes 4.17
IT methods for management 4.17
Measurement 4.17
Medical technology 4.17
Furniture, games 4.17
Others 18.73
Patent Grants
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998            
1999            
2000            
2001            
2002            
2003            
2004         1 100
2005            
2006         2 91
2007            
2008         1 120
2009         4 97
2010            
2011         3 105
2012         5 101
Utility Model Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998            
1999            
2000            
2001            
2002            
2003            
2004            
2005            
2006            
2007         1 67
2008         1 67
2009            
2010            
2011         1 79
2012            
Trademark Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998            
1999            
2000         2 103
2001         31 91
2002         49 95
2003         38 116
2004         72 89
2005         3 137
2006         338 94
2007         312 94
2008         420 92
2009         321 93
2010         507 90
2011         1,188 75
2012         828 90
Trademark Registrations
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998            
1999            
2000            
2001         1 95
2002         1 108
2003         43 107
2004         11 111
2005         20 105
2006         99 106
2007         223 97
2008         242 96
2009         505 81
2010         454 90
2011         939 73
2012         560 89
Industrial Design Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998            
1999            
2000            
2001            
2002            
2003         2 84
2004            
2005            
2006            
2007            
2008            
2009            
2010            
2011            
2012         36 85
Industrial Design Registrations
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998            
1999            
2000            
2001            
2002            
2003            
2004            
2005         2 92
2006            
2007            
2008            
2009            
2010            
2011            
2012         30 79
International Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties
Year PCT System Rank Madrid System Rank Hague System Rank
1998            
1999            
2000 2 73        
2001            
2002            
2003            
2004 1 96        
2005 1 97        
2006            
2007            
2008            
2009 1 104        
2010 7 75 2 83    
2011            
2012 53 45 1 95    
PCT Top Applicants (Publication Year = 2012)
Applicant Publication Rank
QATAR FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION 5 3329
QATAR FOUNDATION 1 12086
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            
2007         2 96
2008         2 96
2009         1 106
2010            
2011         1 115
2012     56 43 10 85
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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