World Intellectual Property Organization

Statistical Country Profiles

Senegal

Population (Million): 13.73 (2012) (Rank = 70)

Gross Domestic Product (Billion US$)(Constant 2005 US$ (PPP)): 23 (2012) (Rank = 105)

IP Filings (Resident + Abroad, Including Regional) and Economy
Year Patent Trademark Industrial Design GDP (Constant 2005 US$)
1998       13.23
1999       14.07
2000       14.52
2001       15.18
2002       15.28
2003       16.30
2004       17.26
2005       18.23
2006       18.69
2007       19.60
2008       20.33
2009       20.75
2010       21.61
2011       22.18
2012       23.00
Patent Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998 4 88     60 37
1999 7 91     105 35
2000 4 94     60 41
2001 5 90     75 38
2002            
2003 7 89     107 50
2004 12 87     180 46
2005 7 92     105 56
2006            
2007         2 122
2008         1 136
2009         1 134
2010            
2011 18 88     271 49
2012 11 84     170 57
Patent Applications by Top Fields of Technology (1998 - 2012)
Field of Technology Share
Pharmaceuticals 12.50
Other special machines 8.33
Furniture, games 8.33
Control 6.94
Food chemistry 6.94
Materials, metallurgy 6.94
Engines, pumps, turbines 5.56
Civil engineering 5.56
Organic fine chemistry 5.56
Transport 4.17
Others 29.17
Patent Grants
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998            
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2006            
2007         1 104
2008            
2009            
2010         1 122
2011         1 120
2012            
Utility Model Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
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2011            
2012         4 56
Trademark Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998            
1999            
2000            
2001         15 101
2002            
2003         7 144
2004            
2005            
2006         29 132
2007         32 131
2008         4 152
2009         14 150
2010         215 108
2011 163 89     2,469 59
2012 130 87     1,994 65
Trademark Registrations
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998            
1999            
2000            
2001            
2002            
2003            
2004         1 134
2005            
2006            
2007         2 155
2008            
2009         3 159
2010         117 114
2011         57 132
2012         38 143
Industrial Design Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998     404 48    
1999     332 47    
2000     389 49    
2001     391 50    
2002     328 51    
2003     140 58    
2004     64 70    
2005 22 74 60 70 330 40
2006     47 70    
2007     33 77 1 103
2008 1 86 40 77 42 71
2009     18 90    
2010     12 94    
2011 17 77 14 92 255 53
2012 8 88 11 99 121 67
Industrial Design Registrations
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998     404 40    
1999     332 43    
2000     389 46    
2001     391 45    
2002     328 47    
2003     140 52    
2004     64 63    
2005 26 58 60 65 390 38
2006     47 63    
2007     33 70    
2008 1 78 40 72 38 75
2009     18 81 2 94
2010     12 91 1 103
2011     14 89    
2012     11 98    
International Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties
Year PCT System Rank Madrid System Rank Hague System Rank
1998            
1999            
2000            
2001 2 78        
2002            
2003            
2004 3 80     1 21
2005 1 97        
2006 3 86        
2007 1 101        
2008     1 86 1 33
2009            
2010            
2011 2 97        
2012 1 108 3 80    
PCT National Phase Entry (Direct and via Regional Office)
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998            
1999            
2000            
2001            
2002            
2003         1 84
2004            
2005            
2006            
2007         1 107
2008         1 109
2009         1 106
2010            
2011         1 115
2012         1 118
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.
Senegal is a member of the African Intellectual Property Organization (OAPI). Patent filings by residents of this country at OAPI are considered both resident and abroad filings via regional office; filings by other nationals at OAPI are considered non-resident filings via regional office for Senegal.
Contact information: Economics and Statistics Division, WIPO. Tel.: +41-22-338-91-11, email: Ipstats.mail@wipo.int.

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