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Statistical Country Profiles

Tunisia

Population (Million): 10.78 (2012) (Rank = 78)

Gross Domestic Product (Billion US$)(Constant 2005 US$ (PPP)): 90.98 (2012) (Rank = 65)

IP Filings (Resident + Abroad, Including Regional) and Economy
Year Patent Trademark Industrial Design GDP (Constant 2005 US$)
1998 38 813 145 52.13
1999 84 873 185 55.29
2000 47 892 183 57.89
2001 25 1,141 203 60.73
2002 50 940 155 61.83
2003 46 1,162 149 65.26
2004 56 1,020 189 69.25
2005 62 969 207 72.03
2006 86 1,733 277 75.89
2007 98 1,849 149 80.70
2008 105 1,849 202 84.43
2009       87.00
2010       89.61
2011       87.82
2012       90.98
Patent Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998 38 74 200 59    
1999 67 65 190 64 17 55
2000 47 74 210 66    
2001 22 81 156 70 3 80
2002 45 71 58 79 5 79
2003 35 75 120 73 11 97
2004 46 73 223 60 10 92
2005 56 75 282 56 6 104
2006 77 71 379 47 9 86
2007 76 71 416 43 22 90
2008 76 68 472 41 29 83
2009         21 88
2010         13 100
2011         15 112
2012         40 85
Patent Applications by Top Fields of Technology (1998 - 2012)
Field of Technology Share
Pharmaceuticals 13.57
Basic materials chemistry 8.57
Computer technology 8.21
Civil engineering 7.86
Control 6.43
Furniture, games 6.07
Organic fine chemistry 3.93
Biotechnology 3.93
Food chemistry 3.57
Transport 3.57
Others 34.29
Patent Grants
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998            
1999         16 41
2000            
2001            
2002            
2003         9 75
2004         2 92
2005         1 94
2006         3 85
2007         3 96
2008         6 92
2009         4 97
2010         7 95
2011         11 87
2012         11 88
Utility Model Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998            
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2006            
2007         1 67
2008            
2009         1 70
2010            
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Trademark Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998 812 62 2,061 83 1 90
1999 872 62 2,250 83 1 96
2000 890 70 2,494 86 2 103
2001 1,020 65 2,273 88 121 71
2002 940 69 2,246 80    
2003 935 73 2,223 82 227 81
2004 1,020 73 2,723 79    
2005 952 77 2,912 84 17 117
2006 1,263 73 3,634 79 470 85
2007 1,505 70 3,201 84 344 92
2008 1,360 69 3,115 81 489 87
2009         404 87
2010         1,046 75
2011         1,488 72
2012         826 91
Trademark Registrations
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998         2 79
1999            
2000         2 81
2001         6 74
2002            
2003         67 98
2004         3 122
2005         11 112
2006         203 98
2007         415 83
2008         258 95
2009         371 88
2010         764 79
2011         841 76
2012         1,225 66
Industrial Design Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998 145 45 2,431 13    
1999 185 41 2,529 13    
2000 183 44 2,624 14    
2001 154 49 2,518 11 49 37
2002 155 46 2,401 13    
2003 148 50 1,567 18 1 95
2004 139 52 847 23 50 62
2005 114 52 503 31 93 64
2006 150 52 503 32 127 51
2007 134 52 472 28 15 82
2008 147 50 427 29 55 66
2009     342 28 57 68
2010     20 86 46 71
2011         19 90
2012     111 55 88 71
Industrial Design Registrations
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998     2,421 13    
1999     2,526 12    
2000     2,618 13    
2001     2,512 12 43 37
2002     2,388 12 7 55
2003     1,545 17    
2004     819 18 25 67
2005 1 84 476 28 116 59
2006     497 31 77 58
2007     446 31 56 67
2008     418 29 62 65
2009     342 26 54 69
2010     20 80 2 96
2011         27 75
2012     111 54 83 64
International Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties
Year PCT System Rank Madrid System Rank Hague System Rank
1998 2 70        
1999 1 74        
2000 1 84        
2001 3 71     3 20
2002 6 66        
2003 5 70        
2004 5 75        
2005 10 62 2 76 1 23
2006 3 86        
2007 8 71 1 81    
2008 4 85        
2009 6 79        
2010 9 73        
2011 8 74        
2012 6 83        
PCT Top Applicants (Publication Year = 2012)
Applicant Publication Rank
LES LABORATOIRES MEDIS SA 2 7182
SAPHON ENERGY LTD 1 12086
PCT National Phase Entry (Direct and via Regional Office)
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998            
1999         17 42
2000            
2001         3 63
2002         5 62
2003         4 72
2004         4 81
2005         5 76
2006         3 80
2007         6 85
2008         9 79
2009         11 79
2010         8 88
2011         2 106
2012         28 66
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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