Statistical Country Profiles

Yemen

Population (Million): 23.85 (2012) (Rank = 50)

Gross Domestic Product (Billion US$)(Constant 2005 US$ (PPP)): 51.16 (2012) (Rank = 80)

IP Filings (Resident + Abroad, Including Regional) and Economy
Year Patent Trademark Industrial Design GDP (Constant 2005 US$)
1998 7 479 34 34.10
1999 9 314 25 35.39
2000 7 387 11 37.57
2001 6 286 18 39.00
2002 9 845 44 40.54
2003 17 1,061 39 42.06
2004 12 1,136 56 43.73
2005 20 1,334 30 46.17
2006 14 1,920 39 47.64
2007 11 2,473 72 49.23
2008   2,888   51.02
2009       52.99
2010 29 2,185 51 57.08
2011 9 2,210 18 51.09
2012 41     51.16
Patent Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998 7 86 16 83    
1999 9 86 30 87    
2000 7 89 22 90    
2001 6 88 18 92    
2002 9 88 19 91    
2003 16 85 13 90 1 135
2004 10 90 27 88 2 125
2005 20 86 23 91    
2006 14 88 34 86    
2007 11 87 24 85    
2008            
2009         1 134
2010 20 82 55 69 9 106
2011 7 91 37 79 2 145
2012 36 79 49 71 5 131
Patent Applications by Top Fields of Technology (1998 - 2012)
Field of Technology Share
Medical technology 16.67
Engines, pumps, turbines 16.67
Electrical machinery, apparatus, energy 8.33
Computer technology 8.33
IT methods for management 8.33
Biotechnology 8.33
Pharmaceuticals 8.33
Materials, metallurgy 8.33
Chemical engineering 8.33
Environmental technology 8.33
Others 0.02
Patent Grants
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2012 14 70 37 72    
Utility Model Applications
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Trademark Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998 479 77 1,532 87    
1999 314 79 1,247 95    
2000 387 83 1,556 96    
2001 283 89 1,474 97 3 108
2002 842 73 1,092 104 3 129
2003 1,025 69 1,063 99 36 118
2004 1,120 70 1,261 98 16 116
2005 1,312 69 1,278 103 22 112
2006 1,867 63 1,737 100 53 121
2007 2,441 60 1,934 97 32 131
2008 2,772 57 1,746 97 116 109
2009         60 121
2010 2,080 59 2,085 89 105 120
2011 2,191 57 1,042 102 19 168
2012         67 147
Trademark Registrations
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998 249 69 1,300 84    
1999 311 64 1,405 79    
2000 231 69 1,040 93    
2001 296 68 1,235 85    
2002 325 59 1,738 77 1 108
2003 289 66 633 97 5 140
2004 403 62 929 90 2 127
2005 774 62 1,311 92 9 113
2006 1,381 48 683 100 86 108
2007 1,498 47 978 96 38 120
2008 1,502 51 644 104 93 115
2009         70 114
2010 1,797 51 862 97 38 143
2011 2,083 49 646 105 89 124
2012         16 154
Industrial Design Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998 34 59        
1999 25 64 10 78    
2000 11 75 22 76    
2001 18 71 3 106    
2002 44 64 4 87    
2003 39 67 6 94    
2004 56 63 5 95    
2005 30 69 25 79    
2006 39 68 11 90    
2007 72 57 31 80    
2008            
2009         3 89
2010 51 65 11 95    
2011 13 81 4 104 5 100
2012            
Industrial Design Registrations
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998 5 63        
1999     1 92    
2000     2 90    
2001 3 75 1 103    
2002 13 67 4 82    
2003 3 76 6 78    
2004 40 55 5 88    
2005 7 76 10 83    
2006 37 60 9 88    
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2010 11 72 16 86 3 94
2011 3 79 1 106 1 100
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International Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties
Year PCT System Rank Madrid System Rank Hague System Rank
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2009 1 104        
2010 3 91        
2011 1 110        
2012 1 108        
PCT Top Applicants (Publication Year = 2012)
Applicant Publication Rank
MIMOS BERHAD 1 12086
PCT National Phase Entry (Direct and via Regional Office)
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2010         1 112
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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.