World Intellectual Property Organization

Statistical Country Profiles

Samoa

Population (Million): 0.19 (2012) (Rank = 175)

Gross Domestic Product (Billion US$)(Constant 2005 US$ (PPP)): 0.74 (2012) (Rank = 167)

IP Filings (Resident + Abroad, Including Regional) and Economy
Year Patent Trademark Industrial Design GDP (Constant 2005 US$)
1998       0.49
1999   11   0.50
2000       0.54
2001       0.58
2002       0.60
2003   15   0.63
2004   17   0.66
2005       0.69
2006   264   0.70
2007   325   0.72
2008       0.75
2009       0.71
2010       0.71
2011       0.73
2012   556 3 0.74
Patent Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998            
1999            
2000            
2001            
2002            
2003     7 94 3 121
2004     2 100 2 125
2005         2 126
2006            
2007     11 97 39 79
2008         19 91
2009         6 111
2010         45 81
2011         34 94
2012         25 98
Patent Applications by Top Fields of Technology (1998 - 2012)
Field of Technology Share
Telecommunications 9.30
Electrical machinery, apparatus, energy 7.64
Furniture, games 7.31
Digital communication 7.31
Computer technology 6.98
Medical technology 5.65
Audio-visual technology 5.65
Transport 4.98
Materials, metallurgy 4.32
Thermal processes and apparatus 4.32
Others 36.54
Patent Grants
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998            
1999            
2000            
2001            
2002            
2003     7 83    
2004            
2005            
2006            
2007     11 77    
2008            
2009         4 97
2010         6 97
2011         10 89
2012 1 88 125 52 9 90
Patents in Force
Year Patents in Force Rank
2004    
2005    
2006    
2007    
2008    
2009    
2010    
2011    
2012 99 76
Utility Model Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998            
1999            
2000            
2001            
2002         1 62
2003            
2004            
2005         3 44
2006         2 50
2007         5 46
2008            
2009         4 54
2010         8 46
2011         6 52
2012         9 46
Trademark Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998         2 87
1999 8 110 175 118 3 82
2000         12 72
2001            
2002         3 129
2003 11 116 113 124 4 152
2004 11 117 122 125 6 129
2005         104 89
2006 64 110 184 126 200 104
2007 29 110 130 127 296 96
2008         144 108
2009         346 90
2010         293 99
2011         305 112
2012 23 97 205 115 533 102
Trademark Registrations
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998         2 79
1999 3 98 179 111 1 80
2000         8 67
2001         5 77
2002         17 91
2003 16 93 140 109 9 132
2004 11 90 89 110 8 115
2005         57 91
2006 57 90 151 113 75 110
2007 21 92 122 117 230 96
2008         155 102
2009         221 96
2010         333 97
2011         260 104
2012 5 88 129 114 272 99
Industrial Design Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998            
1999            
2000            
2001            
2002            
2003         3 82
2004         26 72
2005            
2006         4 88
2007     6 101 29 76
2008         61 65
2009         1 101
2010         11 89
2011         4 103
2012 3 97        
Industrial Design Registrations
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998            
1999            
2000            
2001         4 68
2002            
2003            
2004         25 67
2005            
2006            
2007     6 93 31 73
2008         55 69
2009         9 86
2010            
2011            
2012 3 83     15 84
International Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties
Year PCT System Rank Madrid System Rank Hague System Rank
1998            
1999            
2000            
2001            
2002            
2003            
2004            
2005 1 97        
2006 1 101        
2007            
2008 5 82        
2009 6 79        
2010 5 79        
2011 2 97 1 89    
2012 1 108        
PCT Top Applicants (Publication Year = 2012)
Applicant Publication Rank
SGET CORP. 3 5220
GREENTOM TAIWAN MANUFACTURING LIMITED 1 12086
PCT National Phase Entry (Direct and via Regional Office)
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998            
1999            
2000            
2001            
2002            
2003            
2004            
2005            
2006            
2007         2 96
2008            
2009         1 106
2010         17 81
2011         5 96
2012         4 99
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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