World Intellectual Property Organization

Statistical Country Profiles

Uruguay

Population (Million): 3.4 (2012) (Rank = 130)

Gross Domestic Product (Billion US$)(Constant 2005 US$ (PPP)): 46.93 (2012) (Rank = 84)

IP Filings (Resident + Abroad, Including Regional) and Economy
Year Patent Trademark Industrial Design GDP (Constant 2005 US$)
1998 33 3,053 21 32.98
1999 29 3,316 18 32.34
2000 48 4,457 22 31.72
2001 81 3,736 19 30.50
2002 42 2,943 9 28.14
2003 74 4,789 6 28.37
2004 82 4,617 34 29.79
2005 58 4,028 12 32.01
2006 47 4,762 5 33.32
2007 64 4,637 14 35.50
2008 79 5,696 28 38.05
2009 68 4,346 11 38.90
2010 76 6,844 54 42.38
2011 65 3,399 47 45.15
2012 52 5,931 16 46.93
Patent Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998 27 78 469 45 6 68
1999 27 79 525 45 2 79
2000 44 77 572 47 4 76
2001 52 72 543 47 29 54
2002 30 76 466 47 12 71
2003 45 73 504 46 29 75
2004 37 76 514 40 45 61
2005 24 84 589 39 34 73
2006 31 82 725 37 16 77
2007 35 79 739 39 29 86
2008 33 78 706 39 46 73
2009 30 77 750 34 38 74
2010 23 80 761 33 53 75
2011 20 85 667 37 45 87
2012 22 82 678 37 30 96
Patent Applications by Top Fields of Technology (1998 - 2012)
Field of Technology Share
Medical technology 12.22
Pharmaceuticals 9.16
Biotechnology 6.51
Computer technology 5.71
Civil engineering 5.58
Furniture, games 5.58
Engines, pumps, turbines 5.18
Other special machines 4.78
Handling 4.12
Food chemistry 3.72
Others 37.44
Patent Grants
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998 6 75 67 64 1 44
1999 9 75 104 59    
2000 6 75 134 56    
2001            
2002 4 80 51 65 1 58
2003 10 72 84 61 5 85
2004 4 75 82 61 4 79
2005         4 75
2006         7 70
2007         12 83
2008 8 77 56 68 12 84
2009 3 76 14 74 14 76
2010 4 79 25 72 15 83
2011 1 86 12 79 10 89
2012 3 80 19 77 19 74
Patents in Force
Year Patents in Force Rank
2004 522 47
2005    
2006    
2007    
2008    
2009    
2010 877 56
2011 863 57
2012    
Utility Model Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998 68 26 27 20    
1999 60 29 11 27    
2000 56 28 20 25 1 39
2001 49 27 15 23 3 37
2002 46 27 12 22 8 36
2003 44 36 8 28 3 53
2004 54 33 4 35 5 39
2005 50 32 4 34 5 39
2006 46 36 14 29 3 42
2007 34 34 12 30 3 56
2008 41 38 14 36 3 52
2009 39 43 11 33 1 70
2010 43 43 10 37 4 53
2011 36 44 6 40 11 43
2012 38 42 17 34 4 56
Trademark Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998 2,958 44 8,334 33 95 49
1999 3,230 44 8,089 35 86 50
2000 4,310 42 11,388 30 147 52
2001 3,571 44 11,333 25 165 64
2002 2,739 51 9,533 27 204 71
2003 3,529 47 7,506 35 1,260 53
2004 4,406 46 8,502 30 211 73
2005 3,834 50 8,930 29 194 78
2006 4,266 49 7,950 36 496 82
2007 3,804 52 8,991 27 833 74
2008 4,405 48 7,096 38 1,291 70
2009 3,862 46 5,741 37 484 81
2010 2,430 56 3,300 59 4,414 49
2011 2,458 53 3,844 51 941 82
2012 2,178 55 3,665 57 3,753 57
Trademark Registrations
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998 7,317 14 10,867 17 120 43
1999 2,316 35 4,256 53 87 45
2000         85 48
2001         44 56
2002 2,828 36 4,185 54 55 73
2003 1,942 38 2,766 62 668 55
2004         131 73
2005 3,021 40 3,354 63 196 71
2006 2,333 41 2,769 72 614 72
2007         909 64
2008 4,468 36 8,016 27 556 79
2009 2,886 38 4,737 33 738 76
2010 1,010 60 1,381 86 876 76
2011 2,249 48 2,969 61 700 82
2012 4,121 39 6,424 29 983 71
Industrial Design Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998 21 62 47 63    
1999 18 69 49 66    
2000 22 69 34 69    
2001 14 74 29 72 5 69
2002 9 80 80 65    
2003 6 81 45 74    
2004 8 84 81 65 26 72
2005 12 81 94 62    
2006 5 84 70 64    
2007 14 76 49 72    
2008 12 78 76 64 16 86
2009 11 73 43 69    
2010 27 73 81 57 27 82
2011 46 66 64 65 1 117
2012 15 82 102 57 1 124
Industrial Design Registrations
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998 4 64 17 63    
1999 11 57 27 60    
2000 4 71 40 65    
2001            
2002 6 72 27 67    
2003 10 67 7 76 1 86
2004 5 74 24 78 2 84
2005         25 78
2006            
2007         8 86
2008            
2009 14 65 41 63    
2010 4 79 46 64 27 76
2011     27 79 6 89
2012 32 62 79 61 9 86
International Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties
Year PCT System Rank Madrid System Rank Hague System Rank
1998 2 70        
1999            
2000 4 64        
2001 4 69        
2002 9 61        
2003 11 59        
2004 6 70        
2005 5 73        
2006 5 82        
2007 4 81        
2008 8 73        
2009 9 69        
2010 5 79        
2011 5 81        
2012 8 78 5 73    
PCT Top Applicants (Publication Year = 2012)
Applicant Publication Rank
ALCATEL LUCENT 1 12086
MEDTRONIC, INC. 1 12086
RALGANY S.A. 1 12086
TREDEFIN S.A. 1 12086
UNIVERSITY OF UTAH 1 12086
PCT National Phase Entry (Direct and via Regional Office)
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998            
1999            
2000         1 82
2001         3 63
2002         8 58
2003         12 58
2004         24 52
2005         7 72
2006         2 84
2007         13 78
2008         8 80
2009         14 77
2010         32 64
2011         20 75
2012         10 85
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.
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