World Intellectual Property Organization

Statistical Country Profiles

Trinidad and Tobago

Population (Million): 1.34 (2012) (Rank = 149)

Gross Domestic Product (Billion US$)(Constant 2005 US$ (PPP)): 30.72 (2012) (Rank = 97)

IP Filings (Resident + Abroad, Including Regional) and Economy
Year Patent Trademark Industrial Design GDP (Constant 2005 US$)
1998   263 2 16.22
1999   233   16.93
2000   369   17.97
2001       18.70
2002 2 340 1 20.20
2003     1 23.12
2004 6     24.95
2005 5     26.38
2006       30.01
2007 18     31.44
2008 14     32.50
2009       31.08
2010       31.14
2011       30.34
2012       30.72
Patent Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998     107 67    
1999     120 73 1 88
2000     154 71 4 76
2001     239 64    
2002 2 99 221 60    
2003     231 62 13 94
2004 3 95 205 63 3 117
2005 1 107 205 64 4 116
2006     278 56 2 112
2007 2 95 317 48 16 94
2008 1 91 280 52 13 101
2009         26 81
2010         23 91
2011         17 108
2012         8 124
Patent Applications by Top Fields of Technology (1998 - 2012)
Field of Technology Share
Other consumer goods 22.32
Civil engineering 12.50
Medical technology 10.71
Macromolecular chemistry, polymers 7.14
Basic materials chemistry 6.25
Transport 5.36
Other special machines 4.46
Electrical machinery, apparatus, energy 3.57
Materials, metallurgy 3.57
Measurement 2.68
Others 21.44
Patent Grants
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998            
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2002     17 79    
2003         4 91
2004            
2005            
2006 2 83 79 60 3 85
2007     64 59 2 98
2008 1 83 89 64 2 108
2009         2 108
2010         6 97
2011         7 93
2012         10 89
Utility Model Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998 1 38        
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2002            
2003 2 49 1 37    
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Trademark Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998 258 84 956 99 5 76
1999 229 85 967 102 4 80
2000 366 85 1,754 93 3 97
2001         15 101
2002 340 86 1,317 97    
2003         19 127
2004         11 120
2005         25 108
2006         53 121
2007         88 115
2008         69 119
2009         50 127
2010         87 127
2011         16 169
2012         25 164
Trademark Registrations
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998 85 80 677 92 1 86
1999 171 75 1,071 90 2 77
2000 314 65 1,595 81 2 81
2001         1 95
2002 225 70 949 89    
2003         16 126
2004         25 95
2005         7 117
2006         35 121
2007         69 107
2008         102 112
2009         68 116
2010         82 125
2011         59 130
2012         19 151
Industrial Design Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998 2 80 8 83    
1999            
2000            
2001            
2002 1 87 1 98    
2003 1 90 9 92    
2004            
2005         28 81
2006         1 95
2007         28 77
2008            
2009            
2010            
2011         2 110
2012         2 113
Industrial Design Registrations
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998     2 82    
1999            
2000            
2001            
2002 8 70 10 74    
2003            
2004            
2005         26 75
2006            
2007            
2008         27 81
2009            
2010         1 103
2011            
2012         1 103
International Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties
Year PCT System Rank Madrid System Rank Hague System Rank
1998 3 64        
1999            
2000            
2001 1 83        
2002 1 86        
2003 2 86        
2004 1 96        
2005 1 97        
2006 3 86        
2007 3 86        
2008            
2009 2 92        
2010 1 105        
2011            
2012 1 108        
PCT National Phase Entry (Direct and via Regional Office)
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998     89 32    
1999     79 37    
2000     133 35 4 60
2001     193 33    
2002     213 32    
2003     221 33 4 72
2004     190 38 1 93
2005     188 34 2 82
2006     264 27    
2007         8 84
2008         6 84
2009         23 66
2010         15 82
2011         6 88
2012         5 97
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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