World Intellectual Property Organization

Statistical Country Profiles

Vanuatu

Population (Million): 0.25 (2012) (Rank = 174)

Gross Domestic Product (Billion US$)(Constant 2005 US$ (PPP)): 0.98 (2012) (Rank = 163)

IP Filings (Resident + Abroad, Including Regional) and Economy
Year Patent Trademark Industrial Design GDP (Constant 2005 US$)
1998       0.67
1999       0.67
2000       0.71
2001       0.68
2002       0.65
2003       0.68
2004       0.70
2005       0.74
2006       0.81
2007       0.85
2008       0.90
2009       0.93
2010       0.95
2011       0.96
2012       0.98
Patent Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998         2 79
1999         1 88
2000            
2001         2 86
2002         1 99
2003         6 108
2004         2 125
2005         9 96
2006         3 102
2007         3 115
2008         7 106
2009         1 134
2010         3 122
2011         1 153
2012         4 135
Patent Applications by Top Fields of Technology (1998 - 2012)
Field of Technology Share
Environmental technology 26.37
Furniture, games 15.38
Materials, metallurgy 10.99
Transport 9.89
Medical technology 5.49
Other consumer goods 5.49
Pharmaceuticals 4.40
Basic materials chemistry 4.40
Food chemistry 3.30
Surface technology, coating 3.30
Others 10.99
Patent Grants
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998            
1999            
2000            
2001            
2002            
2003            
2004         1 100
2005         1 94
2006         1 98
2007         5 91
2008         4 99
2009            
2010         3 105
2011         2 110
2012            
Utility Model Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998            
1999         1 38
2000         3 35
2001            
2002            
2003            
2004            
2005            
2006            
2007            
2008            
2009            
2010            
2011         1 79
2012            
Trademark Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998         1 90
1999         5 79
2000         15 69
2001         5 106
2002         6 124
2003         29 121
2004         14 117
2005         15 119
2006         43 129
2007         12 145
2008         9 143
2009         7 156
2010         14 157
2011         9 173
2012         7 180
Trademark Registrations
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998         1 86
1999            
2000         2 81
2001         6 74
2002         5 102
2003         28 116
2004         5 118
2005         1 133
2006         42 120
2007         34 122
2008         8 145
2009         5 153
2010         3 166
2011         8 161
2012         2 179
Industrial Design Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998            
1999            
2000            
2001            
2002            
2003         20 61
2004            
2005         27 82
2006            
2007            
2008         27 80
2009            
2010            
2011            
2012            
Industrial Design Registrations
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998            
1999            
2000            
2001            
2002            
2003            
2004         25 67
2005         26 75
2006            
2007            
2008         27 81
2009            
2010            
2011            
2012            
International Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties
Year PCT System Rank Madrid System Rank Hague System Rank
1998 1 76        
1999 3 64        
2000            
2001 2 78        
2002            
2003 3 78        
2004 1 96        
2005 1 97        
2006 1 101        
2007            
2008            
2009 1 104        
2010            
2011            
2012            
PCT National Phase Entry (Direct and via Regional Office)
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998         2 62
1999         1 72
2000            
2001         2 70
2002         1 82
2003         4 72
2004         1 93
2005         7 72
2006            
2007         1 107
2008         4 90
2009            
2010         3 98
2011         1 115
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.
Contact information: Economics and Statistics Division, WIPO. Tel.: +41-22-338-91-11, email: Ipstats.mail@wipo.int.

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