World Intellectual Property Organization

Statistical Country Profiles

Syrian Arab Republic

Population (Million): 22.4 (2012) (Rank = 52)

Gross Domestic Product (Billion US$)(Constant 2005 US$ (PPP)): 104.93 (2012) (Rank = 63)

IP Filings (Resident + Abroad, Including Regional) and Economy
Year Patent Trademark Industrial Design GDP (Constant 2005 US$)
1998 54     60.60
1999 87     58.44
2000 249     60.05
2001 189     63.17
2002 185     66.90
2003 219     67.30
2004 208     71.94
2005 109     76.40
2006 130     80.22
2007       84.80
2008       88.61
2009       93.93
2010       96.93
2011        
2012       104.93
Patent Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998 54 66 9 89    
1999 87 61        
2000 247 46 48 87 2 89
2001 189 54 39 88    
2002 183 56 47 83 2 93
2003 213 52 36 84 6 108
2004 205 56 40 85 3 117
2005 105 67 34 87 4 116
2006 124 64 133 68 6 92
2007         3 115
2008         2 123
2009         8 106
2010         7 110
2011         7 127
2012         8 124
Patent Applications by Top Fields of Technology (1998 - 2012)
Field of Technology Share
Medical technology 24.18
Engines, pumps, turbines 10.99
Transport 9.89
Basic materials chemistry 7.69
Civil engineering 6.59
Control 6.59
Mechanical elements 5.49
Materials, metallurgy 4.40
Other consumer goods 3.30
Telecommunications 3.30
Others 17.58
Patent Grants
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998 75 50 8 80    
1999 163 38 2 97    
2000 80 48 2 86    
2001 37 60 37 68    
2002 68 52 40 69    
2003 41 60 16 79 1 117
2004 43 54 13 75 3 86
2005 56 57 16 73    
2006 32 69 40 68 3 85
2007 31 61 27 69 1 104
2008 25 66 44 71 1 120
2009 26 63 23 69 3 103
2010         17 78
2011         2 110
2012         3 110
Utility Model Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998            
1999            
2000            
2001            
2002            
2003            
2004            
2005         1 60
2006         1 60
2007            
2008            
2009         2 64
2010            
2011            
2012            
Trademark Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998         3 80
1999         1 96
2000            
2001         30 93
2002         24 106
2003         202 86
2004     185 123 17 112
2005     1,667 98 81 92
2006     2,292 93 170 105
2007     2,610 90 216 99
2008     2,757 85 441 90
2009     2,432 77 531 80
2010     2,362 77 928 77
2011     2,425 75 742 89
2012     1,956 85 308 109
Trademark Registrations
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998         2 79
1999            
2000         1 89
2001            
2002         13 94
2003         47 106
2004     185 107 13 107
2005     1,653 87 76 88
2006     2,265 78 173 100
2007     2,565 78 188 100
2008     2,429 79 328 91
2009     2,272 74 333 89
2010     2,057 76 727 83
2011     1,713 86 490 91
2012     1,284 90 531 90
Industrial Design Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998            
1999            
2000            
2001         3 80
2002            
2003            
2004            
2005            
2006         25 76
2007            
2008     32 82    
2009     50 66 2 92
2010     54 65 1 104
2011     60 66 4 103
2012     48 74 5 101
Industrial Design Registrations
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998            
1999            
2000            
2001         1 84
2002         1 72
2003            
2004            
2005            
2006         25 71
2007         1 98
2008     10 91    
2009     21 77 2 94
2010     18 83 2 96
2011     16 87 2 95
2012     17 91 1 103
International Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties
Year PCT System Rank Madrid System Rank Hague System Rank
1998            
1999            
2000 1 84     2 24
2001 1 83        
2002            
2003            
2004 5 75        
2005 4 77 3 69    
2006 7 74 4 69    
2007 2 92 11 57    
2008 5 82 8 62    
2009 9 69 4 70    
2010 12 68 8 65    
2011 5 81 5 72    
2012 4 90 5 73    
PCT Top Applicants (Publication Year = 2012)
Applicant Publication Rank
PASSERBY INC 1 12086
PCT National Phase Entry (Direct and via Regional Office)
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998            
1999            
2000            
2001            
2002         2 78
2003            
2004         2 85
2005            
2006            
2007         2 96
2008         1 109
2009         1 106
2010         1 112
2011            
2012         4 99
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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