World Intellectual Property Organization

Statistical Country Profiles

Venezuela

Population (Million): 29.95 (2012) (Rank = 41)

Gross Domestic Product (Billion US$)(Constant 2005 US$ (PPP)): 348.15 (2012) (Rank = 30)

IP Filings (Resident + Abroad, Including Regional) and Economy
Year Patent Trademark Industrial Design GDP (Constant 2005 US$)
1998       238.49
1999       224.25
2000 65 13,389 77 232.52
2001       240.41
2002       219.12
2003       202.13
2004       239.09
2005       263.76
2006       289.80
2007       315.17
2008       331.80
2009       321.18
2010       316.40
2011 90 11,827   329.61
2012       348.15
Patent Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998         11 62
1999         8 66
2000 56 70 2,292 31 9 70
2001         9 67
2002         8 75
2003         46 66
2004         31 72
2005         48 66
2006         30 69
2007         61 68
2008         43 75
2009         56 69
2010         76 69
2011 33 80 1,565 31 57 81
2012         96 69
Patent Applications by Top Fields of Technology (1998 - 2012)
Field of Technology Share
Basic materials chemistry 26.27
Chemical engineering 16.30
Civil engineering 9.76
Materials, metallurgy 9.53
Medical technology 3.88
Measurement 3.55
Organic fine chemistry 3.33
Handling 3.33
Engines, pumps, turbines 3.10
Furniture, games 2.22
Others 18.73
Patent Grants
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998            
1999            
2000 14 67 742 29    
2001         1 44
2002            
2003         53 52
2004         44 47
2005         17 60
2006         23 57
2007         29 63
2008         34 66
2009         19 71
2010         26 70
2011         35 66
2012         45 65
Utility Model Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998            
1999            
2000 51 29 21 24 1 39
2001            
2002         3 50
2003            
2004            
2005            
2006            
2007            
2008         3 52
2009         1 70
2010         2 62
2011         2 69
2012         2 72
Trademark Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998         71 51
1999         84 51
2000 13,313 21 10,390 33 76 58
2001         452 50
2002         276 67
2003         569 66
2004         221 72
2005         308 68
2006         751 68
2007         954 69
2008         821 77
2009         437 86
2010         923 78
2011 11,066 30 8,521 25 761 88
2012         911 81
Trademark Registrations
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998         71 47
1999         68 49
2000 9,744 14 8,710 27 39 58
2001         28 58
2002         27 85
2003         351 68
2004         116 75
2005         191 72
2006         630 70
2007         909 64
2008         793 74
2009         485 82
2010         780 78
2011 6,455 33 5,551 36 582 85
2012         732 77
Industrial Design Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998            
1999            
2000 77 58 385 50    
2001         4 77
2002         20 47
2003         8 74
2004         7 80
2005         4 88
2006         30 70
2007         3 96
2008         29 79
2009         6 85
2010         2 99
2011         16 91
2012         71 73
Industrial Design Registrations
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998            
1999            
2000 52 48 172 54    
2001         2 76
2002         9 50
2003         12 66
2004         14 78
2005         4 89
2006         2 85
2007         35 72
2008         31 77
2009         3 91
2010         6 89
2011         2 95
2012         42 73
International Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties
Year PCT System Rank Madrid System Rank Hague System Rank
1998            
1999 1 74        
2000 2 73        
2001 1 83        
2002 1 86        
2003 1 103        
2004            
2005 2 88        
2006 2 95 2 76    
2007 5 78        
2008 3 90        
2009 1 104        
2010 1 105        
2011 2 97 1 89    
2012 7 80        
PCT National Phase Entry (Direct and via Regional Office)
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998         5 50
1999         2 64
2000         3 65
2001            
2002            
2003         2 83
2004            
2005            
2006         3 80
2007         5 87
2008         2 96
2009         16 76
2010         2 103
2011         4 100
2012         16 72
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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