World Intellectual Property Organization

Statistical Country Profiles

Serbia

Population (Million): 7.22 (2012) (Rank = 98)

Gross Domestic Product (Billion US$)(Constant 2005 US$ (PPP)): 69.95 (2012) (Rank = 71)

IP Filings (Resident + Abroad, Including Regional) and Economy
Year Patent Trademark Industrial Design GDP (Constant 2005 US$)
1998       52.24
1999       46.39
2000       48.87
2001       51.46
2002       53.58
2003       55.01
2004 473     60.13
2005 372     63.37
2006 443 2,853 175 65.65
2007 437 5,754 213 69.20
2008 452 4,690 131 71.83
2009 353 4,344 142 69.32
2010 390 4,495 279 70.02
2011 243 3,363 292 71.16
2012 234 4,323 249 69.95
Patent Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998            
1999            
2000            
2001            
2002            
2003         1 135
2004 473 41 694 37    
2005 372 46 609 38    
2006 432 43 273 57 11 84
2007 395 45 121 66 42 76
2008 386 45 237 58 66 69
2009 319 48 40 73 34 77
2010 290 49 39 73 100 64
2011 185 58 49 74 58 80
2012 197 52 32 76 37 86
Patent Applications by Top Fields of Technology (1998 - 2012)
Field of Technology Share
Civil engineering 9.71
Engines, pumps, turbines 9.05
Electrical machinery, apparatus, energy 8.03
Other special machines 7.25
Medical technology 7.13
Food chemistry 5.15
Furniture, games 4.73
Pharmaceuticals 3.65
Chemical engineering 3.59
Thermal processes and apparatus 3.54
Others 38.17
Patent Grants
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998            
1999            
2000            
2001            
2002            
2003            
2004 65 49 110 55    
2005 127 44 138 51    
2006 72 58 101 58    
2007 73 52 205 45 25 67
2008 70 56 220 49 27 70
2009 134 47 277 39 12 78
2010 98 52 329 36 17 78
2011 63 55 119 54 37 65
2012 81 55 88 54 14 81
Patents in Force
Year Patents in Force Rank
2004    
2005    
2006    
2007 1,274 39
2008 1,277 41
2009 1,635 43
2010 1,477 51
2011 1,439 54
2012 2,303 47
Utility Model Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998            
1999            
2000            
2001            
2002            
2003            
2004 137 24 3 38    
2005 134 26 2 38    
2006 185 25 4 34    
2007 156 23 2 40    
2008 136 26 1 47    
2009 64 41        
2010 97 34 4 43 2 62
2011 67 38 4 43 4 58
2012 75 34 3 42 3 63
Trademark Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998            
1999            
2000            
2001            
2002            
2003            
2004            
2005            
2006 1,858 64 6,808 41 995 63
2007 2,102 63 7,994 32 3,652 53
2008 2,054 60 7,425 37 2,636 57
2009 1,373 62 5,864 36 2,971 52
2010 1,380 71 5,505 39 3,115 56
2011 1,133 67 5,846 38 2,230 61
2012 1,112 65 5,703 38 3,211 58
Trademark Registrations
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998         6 71
1999            
2000         1 89
2001            
2002            
2003            
2004            
2005            
2006 988 56 6,566 34 772 65
2007 947 55 6,194 36 3,264 46
2008 1,133 55 6,690 35 2,193 57
2009 1,850 48 6,564 25 2,828 48
2010 831 64 5,163 34 2,800 57
2011 790 69 5,393 38 2,268 57
2012 971 61 5,520 34 3,050 53
Industrial Design Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998            
1999            
2000            
2001            
2002            
2003         6 78
2004            
2005            
2006 175 50 908 21    
2007 164 50 822 22 49 69
2008 119 52 354 40 12 88
2009 118 53 197 41 24 80
2010 82 61 247 37 197 49
2011 79 62 278 34 213 55
2012 68 66 339 34 181 60
Industrial Design Registrations
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998            
1999            
2000            
2001            
2002            
2003            
2004            
2005            
2006 60 55 906 18    
2007 87 48 824 22 47 70
2008 44 55 338 35 11 87
2009 59 54 208 38 25 80
2010 93 52 247 30 167 50
2011 61 58 273 34 182 52
2012 51 59 336 30 222 52
International Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties
Year PCT System Rank Madrid System Rank Hague System Rank
1998            
1999            
2000     10 40 1 28
2001     47 32 1 26
2002     84 29 6 19
2003     94 29 4 18
2004     84 33 5 15
2005     103 32 2 19
2006 8 71 157 29    
2007 23 53 277 26 4 15
2008 37 47 283 25    
2009 26 52 241 26 10 17
2010 19 61 267 24 18 18
2011 19 60 163 33 15 21
2012 20 60 182 32 9 24
PCT Top Applicants (Publication Year = 2012)
Applicant Publication Rank
CAPITOL W.B.C. D.O.O. 1 12086
PETROVIC, VLADAN 1 12086
UNIVERSITY OF NIS, FACULTY OF ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING NIS 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     635 27    
2005     558 26    
2006     243 29 7 70
2007     54 42 30 66
2008     73 37 54 56
2009     40 41 20 69
2010     16 54 72 53
2011 5 53 21 54 32 67
2012 2 56 12 59 12 81
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.
Serbia is a member of the European Patent Convention from 2011. Patent filings by residents of this country at the European Patent Office (EPO) are considered both resident and abroad filings via regional office. Due to lack of information on designation, filings by other nationals at the EPO are not counted as non-resident filings for Serbia.
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