World Intellectual Property Organization

Statistical Country Profiles

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Population (Million): 0.11 (2012) (Rank = 179)

Gross Domestic Product (Billion US$)(Constant 2005 US$ (PPP)): 1.04 (2012) (Rank = 161)

IP Filings (Resident + Abroad, Including Regional) and Economy
Year Patent Trademark Industrial Design GDP (Constant 2005 US$)
1998       0.75
1999       0.78
2000       0.78
2001       0.79
2002       0.84
2003       0.90
2004       0.94
2005       0.96
2006       1.04
2007       1.07
2008       1.09
2009       1.06
2010       1.03
2011       1.02
2012       1.04
Patent Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998         1 85
1999            
2000     2 101    
2001            
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2005         4 116
2006         2 112
2007         1 135
2008            
2009         8 106
2010         28 89
2011         11 117
2012         22 101
Patent Applications by Top Fields of Technology (1998 - 2012)
Field of Technology Share
Mechanical elements 26.35
Handling 15.54
Materials, metallurgy 10.81
Other special machines 10.81
Measurement 9.46
Civil engineering 8.11
Audio-visual technology 4.73
Computer technology 2.70
Surface technology, coating 2.70
Machine tools 2.70
Others 6.09
Patent Grants
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998            
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2000     2 86    
2001            
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2003         2 105
2004         1 100
2005            
2006            
2007         2 98
2008         2 108
2009         2 108
2010         5 100
2011         5 97
2012         7 95
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         1 90
1999            
2000         1 108
2001            
2002         15 115
2003         16 129
2004         2 139
2005            
2006         2 156
2007         272 98
2008         5 148
2009         57 124
2010         76 130
2011         113 133
2012         445 105
Trademark Registrations
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
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2003         6 139
2004         1 134
2005            
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2008         147 104
2009         5 153
2010         115 116
2011         32 139
2012         113 114
Industrial Design Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
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Industrial Design Registrations
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
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2011         5 91
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International Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties
Year PCT System Rank Madrid System Rank Hague System Rank
1998            
1999            
2000 1 84        
2001            
2002            
2003 3 78        
2004 1 96        
2005            
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2008 3 90        
2009 3 90        
2010 2 95        
2011 4 85        
2012 1 108 1 95    
PCT Top Applicants (Publication Year = 2012)
Applicant Publication Rank
TENARIS CONNECTIONS LIMITED 1 12086
PCT National Phase Entry (Direct and via Regional Office)
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998         1 66
1999            
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2005         4 78
2006         1 95
2007            
2008            
2009         7 87
2010         18 79
2011         7 85
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.
Contact information: Economics and Statistics Division, WIPO. Tel.: +41-22-338-91-11, email: Ipstats.mail@wipo.int.

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