World Intellectual Property Organization

Statistical Country Profiles

Uganda

Population (Million): 36.35 (2012) (Rank = 36)

Gross Domestic Product (Billion US$)(Constant 2005 US$ (PPP)): 42.34 (2012) (Rank = 87)

IP Filings (Resident + Abroad, Including Regional) and Economy
Year Patent Trademark Industrial Design GDP (Constant 2005 US$)
1998     10 16.81
1999       18.16
2000       18.73
2001       19.70
2002       21.42
2003 6     22.81
2004 12     24.36
2005 3     25.90
2006 11     28.70
2007 7     31.11
2008       33.82
2009       36.27
2010       38.40
2011       40.94
2012       42.34
Patent Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998            
1999            
2000            
2001            
2002            
2003 5 94     1 135
2004 12 87 1 103    
2005 3 100        
2006 11 89        
2007 6 90 1 103 1 135
2008            
2009            
2010         1 140
2011         2 145
2012         4 135
Patent Applications by Top Fields of Technology (1998 - 2012)
Field of Technology Share
Computer technology 28.57
Food chemistry 14.29
Textile and paper machines 14.29
Furniture, games 14.29
Other consumer goods 14.29
Civil engineering 14.29
Patent Grants
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998            
1999            
2000            
2001            
2002            
2003         2 105
2004         1 100
2005            
2006            
2007            
2008            
2009            
2010            
2011            
2012         1 125
Patents in Force
Year Patents in Force Rank
2004    
2005    
2006    
2007    
2008 1,186 42
2009    
2010    
2011    
2012    
Utility Model Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998            
1999            
2000            
2001            
2002            
2003            
2004     3 38    
2005            
2006     2 37    
2007            
2008            
2009            
2010            
2011            
2012            
Trademark Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998            
1999            
2000         1 108
2001     14 129    
2002         15 115
2003         15 132
2004         2 139
2005            
2006         25 135
2007         28 136
2008         10 140
2009         85 115
2010         8 166
2011         120 132
2012         219 116
Trademark Registrations
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998            
1999            
2000            
2001     3 112    
2002            
2003     811 89    
2004     947 89 1 134
2005     1,078 94 1 133
2006     1,123 91 25 130
2007     629 103 27 125
2008         4 151
2009         85 109
2010         8 158
2011         5 165
2012 421 74 685 104 170 107
Industrial Design Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998 10 70 5 86    
1999     2 95    
2000            
2001     9 88    
2002            
2003            
2004            
2005            
2006            
2007         2 98
2008            
2009            
2010            
2011            
2012            
Industrial Design Registrations
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998     2 82    
1999     3 84    
2000            
2001     2 96 1 84
2002            
2003            
2004            
2005            
2006            
2007         2 91
2008            
2009            
2010            
2011            
2012            
International Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties
Year PCT System Rank Madrid System Rank Hague System Rank
1998            
1999            
2000            
2001            
2002            
2003            
2004            
2005            
2006            
2007            
2008            
2009     1 93    
2010            
2011 2 97        
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     1 64    
2005            
2006            
2007     1 56    
2008            
2009            
2010         1 112
2011            
2012         3 108
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.
Uganda 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 Uganda.
Contact information: Economics and Statistics Division, WIPO. Tel.: +41-22-338-91-11, email: Ipstats.mail@wipo.int.

Explore WIPO