World Intellectual Property Organization

Statistical Country Profiles

El Salvador

Population (Million): 6.3 (2012) (Rank = 105)

Gross Domestic Product (Billion US$)(Constant 2005 US$ (PPP)): 38.57 (2012) (Rank = 89)

IP Filings (Resident + Abroad, Including Regional) and Economy
Year Patent Trademark Industrial Design GDP (Constant 2005 US$)
1998       29.07
1999       30.07
2000       30.72
2001       31.24
2002       31.97
2003       32.71
2004       33.31
2005       34.50
2006       35.85
2007       37.23
2008       37.70
2009       36.52
2010       37.02
2011       37.84
2012       38.57
Patent Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998            
1999            
2000            
2001         1 97
2002         3 86
2003         1 135
2004         1 134
2005         1 133
2006         3 102
2007         2 122
2008         1 136
2009         4 116
2010         4 115
2011         9 125
2012            
Patent Applications by Top Fields of Technology (1998 - 2012)
Field of Technology Share
Thermal processes and apparatus 15.79
Organic fine chemistry 14.47
Furniture, games 10.53
Medical technology 7.89
Basic materials chemistry 7.89
Control 6.58
Engines, pumps, turbines 6.58
Other special machines 5.26
Mechanical elements 5.26
Civil engineering 5.26
Others 14.49
Patent Grants
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998            
1999            
2000            
2001            
2002            
2003         4 91
2004         1 100
2005         1 94
2006         1 98
2007            
2008         2 108
2009            
2010         1 122
2011            
2012         1 125
Utility Model Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998            
1999            
2000            
2001            
2002            
2003            
2004            
2005            
2006         2 50
2007            
2008            
2009            
2010            
2011            
2012            
Trademark Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998         49 56
1999         14 70
2000         178 51
2001         214 62
2002         408 59
2003         253 78
2004         385 64
2005         373 67
2006         284 98
2007         400 91
2008         239 100
2009         137 104
2010         292 100
2011         322 111
2012         429 107
Trademark Registrations
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998         39 52
1999         31 54
2000         110 46
2001         109 47
2002         162 58
2003         293 69
2004         123 74
2005         215 69
2006         204 97
2007         249 93
2008         296 92
2009         102 108
2010         236 98
2011         300 99
2012         177 104
Industrial Design Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998            
1999            
2000            
2001            
2002            
2003         2 84
2004         2 86
2005         1 93
2006            
2007            
2008         8 89
2009         6 85
2010            
2011         2 110
2012         3 107
Industrial Design Registrations
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998            
1999            
2000            
2001            
2002            
2003            
2004            
2005         3 91
2006            
2007         12 83
2008         4 92
2009         3 91
2010         2 96
2011            
2012         1 103
International Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties
Year PCT System Rank Madrid System Rank Hague System Rank
1998 1 76        
1999            
2000 2 73        
2001 1 83        
2002            
2003            
2004            
2005            
2006            
2007            
2008 3 90        
2009 3 90        
2010            
2011 1 110        
2012            
PCT National Phase Entry (Direct and via Regional Office)
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998            
1999            
2000            
2001         1 81
2002         3 70
2003            
2004         1 93
2005            
2006         1 95
2007            
2008            
2009            
2010         1 112
2011         5 96
2012            
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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