World Intellectual Property Organization

Statistical Country Profiles

Zambia

Population (Million): 14.08 (2012) (Rank = 69)

Gross Domestic Product (Billion US$)(Constant 2005 US$ (PPP)): 20.77 (2012) (Rank = 111)

IP Filings (Resident + Abroad, Including Regional) and Economy
Year Patent Trademark Industrial Design GDP (Constant 2005 US$)
1998   144 10 9.91
1999 5 190   10.13
2000       10.49
2001 6 213 7 11.00
2002 3 205 4 11.37
2003 20 258 6 11.95
2004 2 314 30 12.60
2005 5 272 11 13.27
2006 4 260 7 14.10
2007 20 247 8 14.97
2008 26 358 6 15.87
2009 9 524 19 16.83
2010 5 387 7 18.11
2011 4 472 14 19.35
2012 8 635 10 20.77
Patent Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998            
1999 5 92 34 84    
2000            
2001 6 88 25 90    
2002 3 95 6 97    
2003 3 96 10 92 17 83
2004 1 105 27 88 1 134
2005 5 98 22 92    
2006 4 92 9 94    
2007 19 84 20 87 1 135
2008 26 80 17 91    
2009 9 83 9 88    
2010 5 92 12 85    
2011 3 99 21 82 1 153
2012 7 88 31 78 1 155
Patent Applications by Top Fields of Technology (1998 - 2012)
Field of Technology Share
Other special machines 41.67
Organic fine chemistry 8.33
Pharmaceuticals 8.33
Food chemistry 8.33
Chemical engineering 8.33
Environmental technology 8.33
Machine tools 8.33
Mechanical elements 8.33
Others 0.02
Patent Grants
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998            
1999 1 86 39 72    
2000            
2001     29 76    
2002     31 72    
2003 1 84 8 82    
2004     15 73 16 61
2005 1 82 13 76    
2006 1 87 5 87    
2007 2 79 10 78    
2008     8 82    
2009 2 77 22 70 3 103
2010 1 84 11 77 1 122
2011     15 78    
2012 1 88 31 73 1 125
Patents in Force
Year Patents in Force Rank
2004 2,458 33
2005 2,695 34
2006 2,970 30
2007 3,131 31
2008 4,019 31
2009 3,634 36
2010 3,858 39
2011 4,045 42
2012 4,384 38
Utility Model Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
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2008     1 47    
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Trademark Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998 144 92 679 104    
1999 189 90 770 106 1 96
2000         8 77
2001 213 95 617 113    
2002 195 96 1,094 103 10 121
2003 258 91 1,094 98    
2004 314 91 1,260 99    
2005 240 99 1,664 99 32 104
2006 255 97 1,792 99 5 148
2007 247 97 1,630 102    
2008 358 85 1,850 95    
2009 524 77 1,365 92    
2010 378 86 2,612 72 9 164
2011 470 79 1,690 89 2 181
2012 633 76 1,978 83 2 188
Trademark Registrations
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998 31 86 534 98    
1999 39 91 399 105    
2000            
2001 95 79 808 96    
2002 147 77 1,604 82    
2003 149 84 1,327 84    
2004 156 77 1,134 87    
2005 174 82 1,358 91    
2006 147 82 1,573 87    
2007 96 85 1,591 88    
2008 102 83 1,631 88 6 149
2009 230 75 1,479 83 1 166
2010 199 82 1,380 87 18 150
2011 140 87 1,892 81 3 170
2012 201 78 1,546 89 7 163
Industrial Design Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998 10 70 5 86    
1999     3 89    
2000            
2001 7 80 23 76    
2002 4 83 53 70    
2003 6 81 9 92    
2004 30 71 10 90    
2005 11 83 13 91    
2006 7 81 5 97    
2007 8 80 7 99    
2008 6 81 6 101    
2009 19 72 1 104    
2010 7 81 1 108    
2011 13 81 3 106 1 117
2012 9 85 3 109 1 124
Industrial Design Registrations
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998     3 80    
1999     3 84    
2000            
2001 41 58 14 73    
2002 10 69 17 69    
2003 45 55 9 73 2 81
2004 1 78 12 83    
2005 5 78        
2006 5 78 7 90    
2007     10 89    
2008 13 69 12 89    
2009 19 63 5 96    
2010 6 75        
2011 12 76        
2012 6 79 4 104 1 103
International Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties
Year PCT System Rank Madrid System Rank Hague System Rank
1998            
1999            
2000            
2001            
2002 1 86        
2003            
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2005            
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2008            
2009 1 104        
2010 1 105        
2011            
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PCT National Phase Entry (Direct and via Regional Office)
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998            
1999            
2000            
2001            
2002     1 53    
2003     5 52 16 53
2004     22 57    
2005     10 58    
2006     6 55    
2007     15 50 1 107
2008     11 52    
2009     4 54    
2010     10 59    
2011     16 56 1 115
2012     26 55 1 118
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.
Zambia is a member of the African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO). Patent filings by residents of this country at ARIPO are considered both resident and abroad filings via regional office. Due to lack of information on designation, filings by other nationals at ARIPO are not counted as non-resident filings for Zambia.
Contact information: Economics and Statistics Division, WIPO. Tel.: +41-22-338-91-11, email: Ipstats.mail@wipo.int.

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