World Intellectual Property Organization

Statistical Country Profiles

Sudan

Population (Million): 37.2 (2012) (Rank = 35)

Gross Domestic Product (Billion US$)(Constant 2005 US$ (PPP)): 70.38 (2012) (Rank = 70)

IP Filings (Resident + Abroad, Including Regional) and Economy
Year Patent Trademark Industrial Design GDP (Constant 2005 US$)
1998   738 12 40.09
1999 2 1,070 1 41.33
2000 6 1,238 9 44.80
2001 1 805 29 47.56
2002 2 1,875 56 50.11
2003 8 976 39 53.69
2004 4 1,067 70 56.44
2005 6 1,349 104 60.01
2006 3 1,811 89 65.97
2007 5 1,853 52 73.57
2008       75.78
2009       78.23
2010       80.95
2011       78.28
2012   855 88 70.38
Patent Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998         1 85
1999 2 97 4 97    
2000 6 92 16 93    
2001 1 96 13 98    
2002 2 99 20 90    
2003 6 92 11 91 2 127
2004 4 93 17 93    
2005 6 96 16 94    
2006 3 94 13 91    
2007 3 93 13 94 2 122
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2012         3 140
Patent Applications by Top Fields of Technology (1998 - 2012)
Field of Technology Share
Pharmaceuticals 34.48
Other special machines 13.79
Furniture, games 10.34
Basic materials chemistry 6.90
Audio-visual technology 3.45
Telecommunications 3.45
Computer technology 3.45
IT methods for management 3.45
Control 3.45
Medical technology 3.45
Others 13.79
Patent Grants
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998 27 64        
1999 55 56        
2000 66 49        
2001 45 58        
2002 115 44        
2003 90 49        
2004 147 36        
2005 174 40        
2006 85 53        
2007 140 43        
2008         1 120
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Patents in Force
Year Patents in Force Rank
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2008 1,108 45
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2012 27 78
Utility Model Applications
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Trademark Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998 738 66 1,514 89    
1999 1,070 58 1,283 94    
2000 1,238 64 1,247 103    
2001 805 71 1,063 102    
2002 1,852 56 2,298 78 23 107
2003 965 71 1,504 94 11 138
2004 1,067 71 1,666 96    
2005 1,349 68 2,040 93    
2006 1,810 65 2,508 88 1 159
2007 1,852 65 2,517 92 1 161
2008     1,075 102 3 156
2009     743 102 8 155
2010     1,025 102    
2011     1,198 100 54 148
2012 851 70 1,825 89 4 185
Trademark Registrations
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998 580 52 1,514 81    
1999 942 47 1,283 81    
2000 1,070 46 1,247 86 1 89
2001 512 56 1,063 86    
2002 807 51 1,443 86 15 93
2003 781 50 1,404 83 11 130
2004 808 54 1,566 81 1 134
2005 1,017 56 1,839 82    
2006 1,840 43 2,337 77    
2007 911 57 1,660 87 6 142
2008     1,061 92 1 161
2009     736 95 7 150
2010     987 94 2 170
2011     1,178 93 2 174
2012     1,140 95 28 147
Industrial Design Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998 12 66 4 91    
1999 1 78 2 95    
2000 9 76        
2001 29 68 9 88    
2002 56 59        
2003 39 67        
2004 70 61        
2005 104 55        
2006 88 62     1 95
2007 52 64        
2008            
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2010         64 64
2011            
2012 88 61 10 100    
Industrial Design Registrations
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998            
1999     3 84    
2000 3 73        
2001 27 62 2 96    
2002 81 48        
2003 11 65        
2004 9 66        
2005 20 67        
2006 47 58        
2007 51 55        
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2012 62 57 3 106    
International Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties
Year PCT System Rank Madrid System Rank Hague System Rank
1998            
1999 4 62        
2000 2 73        
2001 4 69 1 65    
2002 1 86 2 57    
2003 2 86        
2004 4 78        
2005 6 72        
2006 2 95        
2007 4 81        
2008 3 90 1 86    
2009     2 82    
2010            
2011 2 97        
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PCT National Phase Entry (Direct and via Regional Office)
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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.
Sudan is a member of the African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO). Patent filings by residents of this country at ARIPO are considered both resident and abroad filings via regional office. Due to lack of information on designation, filings by other nationals at ARIPO are not counted as non-resident filings for Sudan.
Contact information: Economics and Statistics Division, WIPO. Tel.: +41-22-338-91-11, email: Ipstats.mail@wipo.int.

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