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Statistical Country Profiles

San Marino

Population (Million): 0.03 (2012) (Rank = 195)

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IP Filings (Resident + Abroad, Including Regional) and Economy
Year Patent Trademark Industrial Design GDP (Constant 2005 US$)
1998        
1999   5    
2000   52    
2001   260    
2002   208    
2003   309    
2004   89    
2005   243    
2006   1,043    
2007        
2008        
2009        
2010        
2011        
2012        
Patent Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998         1 85
1999            
2000            
2001         1 97
2002         1 99
2003         19 80
2004         5 110
2005         4 116
2006         6 92
2007         34 81
2008         34 80
2009 9 83     26 81
2010 10 86     48 79
2011 8 90     60 78
2012 8 86     21 102
Patent Applications by Top Fields of Technology (1998 - 2012)
Field of Technology Share
Pharmaceuticals 20.16
Handling 14.25
Furniture, games 9.41
Civil engineering 8.60
Medical technology 6.18
Environmental technology 5.65
Other special machines 4.57
Organic fine chemistry 4.03
Machine tools 3.49
Thermal processes and apparatus 2.96
Others 20.70
Patent Grants
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998            
1999            
2000            
2001            
2002            
2003         7 79
2004         1 100
2005         3 79
2006         2 91
2007         13 79
2008         10 86
2009 1 80     39 62
2010 2 83     44 62
2011 3 83     19 77
2012 4 78     15 79
Utility Model Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998            
1999            
2000            
2001            
2002            
2003            
2004            
2005            
2006            
2007            
2008         6 43
2009         6 48
2010         3 56
2011         5 55
2012         4 56
Trademark Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998     2,299 81    
1999 5 111 2,244 84    
2000 51 102 2,585 84 1 108
2001 80 104 2,349 87 180 63
2002 79 107 1,923 87 129 79
2003 103 104 1,727 92 206 85
2004 81 107 1,569 97 8 123
2005 95 107 1,606 100 148 81
2006 63 111 1,644 101 980 64
2007     1,566 103 733 77
2008     1,869 93 1,641 62
2009     1,314 94 1,987 59
2010     1,253 97 1,050 74
2011     1,303 95 1,515 71
2012 1 105 1,246 95 1,240 75
Trademark Registrations
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998     2,299 75 1 86
1999     2,200 73    
2000     2,445 70    
2001     2,226 77 1 95
2002     1,795 74 51 74
2003     1,591 79 136 80
2004     1,507 82 7 117
2005     1,558 89 138 76
2006     1,533 88 778 63
2007     1,566 90 698 69
2008     1,869 84 1,082 67
2009     1,314 85 2,437 55
2010     1,253 89 1,683 62
2011     1,303 90 1,264 69
2012 1 89 1,246 92 1,080 68
Industrial Design Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998            
1999            
2000            
2001            
2002            
2003         15 70
2004         126 50
2005         125 58
2006         25 76
2007         35 73
2008         166 50
2009         110 58
2010         81 59
2011         28 85
2012         3 107
Industrial Design Registrations
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998            
1999            
2000            
2001         1 84
2002            
2003         15 64
2004         125 49
2005         100 62
2006         51 65
2007         29 75
2008         168 48
2009         85 59
2010         109 54
2011         27 75
2012         2 98
International Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties
Year PCT System Rank Madrid System Rank Hague System Rank
1998 1 76        
1999 6 56        
2000 3 68        
2001 2 78 2 60    
2002 4 74 4 51    
2003 3 78 8 51    
2004     2 65    
2005 3 83 15 52    
2006 5 82 12 58    
2007 18 58 10 61    
2008 9 70 15 54    
2009 8 74 14 55    
2010 5 79 3 78    
2011 1 110 6 68    
2012 7 80 6 70    
PCT Top Applicants (Publication Year = 2012)
Applicant Publication Rank
ROBOPAC S.P.A. 2 7182
HIT MEDICA SPA 1 12086
VALPHARMA S.A. 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         1 81
2002            
2003         1 84
2004         1 93
2005            
2006            
2007         5 87
2008         17 76
2009 4 47     7 87
2010 6 50     27 67
2011 2 57     24 70
2012 2 56     3 108
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.
San Marino is a member of the European Patent Convention from 2009. 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 San Marino.
Contact information: Economics and Statistics Division, WIPO. Tel.: +41-22-338-91-11, email: Ipstats.mail@wipo.int.

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