World Intellectual Property Organization

Statistical Country Profiles

Seychelles

Population (Million): 0.09 (2012) (Rank = 186)

Gross Domestic Product (Billion US$)(Constant 2005 US$ (PPP)): 2.04 (2012) (Rank = 154)

IP Filings (Resident + Abroad, Including Regional) and Economy
Year Patent Trademark Industrial Design GDP (Constant 2005 US$)
1998       1.43
1999       1.46
2000       1.52
2001       1.48
2002       1.50
2003   43   1.41
2004       1.37
2005       1.50
2006       1.64
2007       1.80
2008       1.77
2009       1.77
2010       1.89
2011   880   1.99
2012       2.04
Patent Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998         1 85
1999         2 79
2000            
2001         2 86
2002         1 99
2003         11 97
2004         20 84
2005         21 84
2006         34 67
2007         57 72
2008         45 74
2009         56 69
2010         59 73
2011         89 72
2012         115 64
Patent Applications by Top Fields of Technology (1998 - 2012)
Field of Technology Share
Medical technology 52.68
Civil engineering 5.20
Chemical engineering 5.20
Measurement 3.69
Electrical machinery, apparatus, energy 3.69
Engines, pumps, turbines 2.85
Basic materials chemistry 2.68
Control 2.52
Computer technology 2.52
Materials, metallurgy 2.35
Others 16.62
Patent Grants
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998            
1999            
2000            
2001            
2002            
2003         3 98
2004         1 100
2005         5 71
2006         18 59
2007         14 77
2008         27 70
2009         39 62
2010         43 63
2011         29 70
2012         39 66
Utility Model Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998            
1999            
2000            
2001            
2002            
2003         5 44
2004         6 35
2005         10 32
2006         20 28
2007         17 33
2008         11 37
2009         4 54
2010         5 51
2011         15 40
2012         16 38
Trademark Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998         1 90
1999         3 82
2000         13 70
2001         2 111
2002            
2003 16 114 196 122 27 123
2004         24 106
2005         78 93
2006         385 91
2007         744 76
2008         481 88
2009         683 77
2010         734 83
2011 91 95     789 87
2012         863 87
Trademark Registrations
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998         1 86
1999         1 80
2000         1 89
2001         19 62
2002         7 99
2003 2 96 307 104 39 109
2004         27 93
2005         19 106
2006         298 88
2007         301 89
2008         531 82
2009         513 80
2010         463 89
2011 91 88     921 74
2012         467 93
Industrial Design Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998            
1999            
2000            
2001         5 69
2002            
2003         2 84
2004         1 92
2005         27 82
2006         75 60
2007         88 62
2008         46 68
2009         56 69
2010         67 62
2011         137 61
2012         55 80
Industrial Design Registrations
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998            
1999            
2000            
2001         4 68
2002         1 72
2003            
2004            
2005         2 92
2006         76 59
2007         29 75
2008         128 53
2009         61 64
2010         67 64
2011         140 58
2012         40 75
International Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties
Year PCT System Rank Madrid System Rank Hague System Rank
1998 1 76        
1999            
2000 1 84        
2001 1 83        
2002            
2003 3 78        
2004 12 57        
2005 3 83        
2006 10 67        
2007 6 75 1 81    
2008 17 58     1 33
2009 9 69 2 82    
2010 10 71 1 94    
2011 3 90 10 60    
2012 9 74 7 67    
PCT Top Applicants (Publication Year = 2012)
Applicant Publication Rank
PASSERBY INC 2 7182
LAMOS INC. 1 12086
TSENTR RAZRABOTKI NEFTEDOBYVAJUSCHEGO OBORUDOVANIYA 1 12086
PCT National Phase Entry (Direct and via Regional Office)
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998            
1999         2 64
2000            
2001         1 81
2002         1 82
2003            
2004         6 73
2005         14 62
2006         13 63
2007         43 59
2008         14 77
2009         19 71
2010         28 66
2011         57 56
2012         34 63
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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