Statistical Country Profiles

Afghanistan

Population (Million): 34.66 (2016)

Gross Domestic Product (Billion US$)(Constant 2011 US$ (PPP)): 60.29 (2016)

 

IP Filings (Resident + Abroad, Including Regional) and Economy

Year

Patent

Trademark

Industrial Design

GDP (Constant 2011 US$)

2007

 

 

 

34.20

2008

 

 

 

35.43

2009

 

 

 

42.88

2010

 

 

 

46.50

2011

 

 

 

49.34

2012

 

 

 

56.46

2013

 

 

 

57.57

2014

 

 

 

58.32

2015

 

 

 

58.97

2016

 

 

 

60.29

 

Patent

Patent Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2007

 

 

2

2008

 

 

 

2009

 

 

1

2010

 

 

3

2011

 

 

4

2012

 

 

5

2013

 

 

1

2014

 

 

 

2015

 

 

3

2016

 

 

8

Patent Grants

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2007

 

 

 

2008

 

 

 

2009

 

 

3

2010

 

 

 

2011

 

 

1

2012

 

 

2

2013

 

 

1

2014

 

 

1

2015

 

 

 

2016

 

 

11

Patents in Force

Year

Patent in force

2007

 

2008

 

2009

 

2010

 

2011

 

2012

 

2013

 

2014

 

2015

 

2016

 

Utility Model Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2007

 

 

 

2008

 

 

 

2009

 

 

 

2010

 

 

 

2011

 

 

 

2012

 

 

 

2013

 

 

 

2014

 

 

 

2015

 

 

 

2016

 

 

6

 

Trademark

Number of Classes Specified in Trademark Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2007

 

 

20

2008

 

 

213

2009

 

 

19

2010

 

 

282

2011

 

 

195

2012

 

 

100

2013

 

 

173

2014

 

 

187

2015

 

 

57

2016

 

 

341

Number of Classes Specified in Trademark Registrations

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2007

 

 

9

2008

 

 

8

2009

 

 

91

2010

 

 

173

2011

 

 

276

2012

 

 

88

2013

 

 

111

2014

 

 

290

2015

 

 

74

2016

 

 

236

 

Industrial Design

Number of Designs in Industrial Design Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2007

 

 

1

2008

 

 

 

2009

 

 

2

2010

 

 

29

2011

 

 

11

2012

 

 

3

2013

 

 

1

2014

 

 

 

2015

 

 

1

2016

 

 

1

Number of Designs in Industrial Design Registrations

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2007

 

 

 

2008

 

 

 

2009

 

 

 

2010

 

 

21

2011

 

 

11

2012

 

 

5

2013

 

 

2

2014

 

 

 

2015

 

 

 

2016

 

 

3

 

International Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties

Applications Under the WIPO Systems

Year

PCT

Madrid

Hague

2008

 

 

 

2009

 

 

 

2010

 

 

 

2011

 

 

 

2012

 

 

 

2013

 

 

 

2014

 

 

 

2015

 

 

 

2016

 

 

 

2017

 

 

 

PCT National Phase Entry (Direct and via Regional Office)

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2007

 

 

2

2008

 

 

 

2009

 

 

 

2010

 

 

 

2011

 

 

3

2012

 

 

4

2013

 

 

 

2014

 

 

 

2015

 

 

1

2016

 

 

1

 

PCT Top Applicants

PCT Applicant

2015

2016

2017

 

Madrid Top Applicants

Madrid Applicant

2015

2016

2017

 

Source: WIPO statistics database. Last updated: 3/2018

• The statistics are based on data collected from IP offices or extracted from WIPO's operational databases. 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 European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) 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.
• Application class count: The number of classes specified in a trademark application. In the international trademark system and at certain national and regional offices, an applicant can file a trademark application that specifies one or more of the 45 goods and services classes of the Nice Classification. Offices use a single- or multi-class filing system. For example, the offices of Japan, the Republic of Korea and the United States of America (US) as well as many European IP offices have multi-class filing systems. The offices of Brazil, Malaysia and Mexico follow a single-class filing system, requiring a separate application for each class in which an applicant seeks trademark protection. To capture the differences in application numbers across offices, it is useful to compare their respective application and registration class counts.
• Application design count: The number of designs contained in an industrial design application. Under the Hague System for the International Registration of Industrial Designs, it is possible for an applicant to obtain protection for up to 100 industrial designs for products belonging to one and the same class by filing a single application. Some national or regional IP offices allow applications to contain more than one design for the same product or within the same class, while others allow only one design per application. In order to capture the differences in application numbers across offices, it is useful to compare their respective application and registration design counts.
• Contact information: Economics and Statistics Division, WIPO. Tel.: +41-22-338-91-11, email: Ipstats.mail@wipo.int.