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Statistical Country Profiles

United Republic of Tanzania

Population (Million): 47.78 (2012) (Rank = 27)

Gross Domestic Product (Billion US$)(Constant 2005 US$ (PPP)): 64.01 (2012) (Rank = 75)

IP Filings (Resident + Abroad, Including Regional) and Economy
Year Patent Trademark Industrial Design GDP (Constant 2005 US$)
1998   62   26.10
1999   95   27.36
2000   21   28.71
2001   43   30.43
2002   63   32.61
2003   17   34.86
2004   26   37.58
2005   17   40.35
2006   55   43.07
2007   111   46.15
2008       49.58
2009       52.57
2010       56.27
2011       59.90
2012       64.01
Patent Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998            
1999            
2000            
2001            
2002            
2003         3 121
2004            
2005            
2006         1 125
2007            
2008         2 123
2009         1 134
2010         1 140
2011         3 140
2012            
Patent Applications by Top Fields of Technology (1998 - 2012)
Field of Technology Share
Pharmaceuticals 20.00
Transport 20.00
Civil engineering 20.00
Environmental technology 10.00
Handling 10.00
Other special machines 10.00
Furniture, games 10.00
Patent Grants
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998            
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2001            
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2003         1 117
2004            
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2009         1 120
2010            
2011            
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Patents in Force
Year Patents in Force Rank
2004    
2005    
2006    
2007    
2008 527 55
2009    
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2012    
Utility Model Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
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Trademark Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998 62 98 412 109    
1999 95 100 620 109    
2000 21 111 620 112    
2001 43 112 459 119    
2002 63 109 415 120    
2003 16 114 436 116 1 163
2004 26 114 382 118    
2005 15 117 310 125 2 145
2006 55 112 461 120    
2007 47 107 509 121 64 118
2008         4 152
2009         59 123
2010         30 146
2011         256 117
2012         29 161
Trademark Registrations
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998 97 78 401 100    
1999 59 86 683 99    
2000 15 91 551 100    
2001 12 93 400 107    
2002 47 84 466 104    
2003 18 92 404 102    
2004 7 93 421 103    
2005 11 95 210 110 1 133
2006 60 88 320 104 27 126
2007 35 89 512 107    
2008         54 121
2009            
2010         7 161
2011         130 117
2012         45 140
Industrial Design Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998            
1999            
2000            
2001     11 85    
2002            
2003            
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2006            
2007            
2008            
2009            
2010            
2011            
2012         2 113
Industrial Design Registrations
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998            
1999            
2000            
2001     2 96    
2002            
2003         1 86
2004            
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International Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties
Year PCT System Rank Madrid System Rank Hague System Rank
1998            
1999            
2000            
2001            
2002 1 86        
2003            
2004            
2005            
2006            
2007            
2008 1 105        
2009            
2010            
2011     2 83    
2012            
PCT National Phase Entry (Direct and via Regional Office)
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998            
1999            
2000            
2001            
2002            
2003            
2004            
2005            
2006         1 95
2007            
2008            
2009         1 106
2010            
2011         2 106
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.
United Republic of Tanzania is a member of the African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO). Patent filings by residents of this country at ARIPO are considered both resident and abroad filings via regional office. Due to lack of information on designation, filings by other nationals at ARIPO are not counted as non-resident filings for United Republic of Tanzania.
Contact information: Economics and Statistics Division, WIPO. Tel.: +41-22-338-91-11, email: Ipstats.mail@wipo.int.

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