Statistical Country Profiles

Barbados

Population (Million): 0.28 (2015) (Rank = 173)

Gross Domestic Product (Billion US$)(Constant 2011 US$ (PPP)): 4.38 (2015) (Rank = 151)

IP Filings (Resident + Abroad, Including Regional) and Economy
Year Patent Trademark Industrial Design GDP (Constant 2011 US$)
2001   408 20 3.80
2002   709 8 3.83
2003 106 1,027 60 3.92
2004   558 219 3.97
2005   469 246 4.13
2006   1,320 64 4.36
2007 927 1,900 276 4.44
2008 789 1,925 153 4.46
2009   1,614   4.28
2010   2,102 96 4.29
2011   1,926 159 4.32
2012   1,152 186 4.33
2013 563 1,327 81 4.33
2014 474 2,108   4.34
2015   1,817 606 4.38
Patent Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
2001     85 79 31 51
2002     93 76 30 56
2003 2 101 121 71 104 53
2004     80 76 337 38
2005     76 74 394 36
2006     44 79 455 35
2007 3 96 109 68 924 31
2008 1 97 84 72 788 33
2009     79 67 525 37
2010     88 68 414 42
2011     71 75 418 41
2012     36 84 367 48
2013 3 109 39 87 560 41
2014 1 124 38 89 473 44
2015     45 82 397 46
Patent Applications by Top Fields of Technology (2001 - 2015)
Field of Technology Share
Medical technology 31.82
Digital communication 10.87
Computer technology 9.89
Pharmaceuticals 5.65
Telecommunications 4.85
Basic communication processes 4.02
Electrical machinery, apparatus, energy 3.84
Audio-visual technology 3.68
Semiconductors 2.42
Optics 2.38
Others 20.58
Patent Grants
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
2001 1 83 5 89 16 42
2002 1 88 7 89 54 35
2003     1 91 113 36
2004     1 87 92 38
2005 1 83 6 81 150 35
2006 2 85 13 81 136 35
2007         238 35
2008         257 35
2009         329 34
2010         378 33
2011     6 90 436 32
2012     16 88 402 34
2013     9 95 362 39
2014     3 99 266 44
2015     10 82 288 42
Patents in Force
Year Patents in Force Rank
2004 42 60
2005 49 53
2006 60 50
2007 62 51
2008 60 70
2009 59 57
2010 57 75
2011 61 79
2012    
2013    
2014    
2015    
Utility Model Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
2001            
2002         2 55
2003         1 67
2004            
2005         1 60
2006            
2007         2 62
2008            
2009            
2010            
2011         1 79
2012            
2013         4 59
2014         1 73
2015         5 62
Trademark Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
2001 132 104 1,020 103 276 65
2002 183 100 1,032 105 526 56
2003 143 103 960 104 884 55
2004 291 97 981 105 267 70
2005 179 105 909 110 290 72
2006 339 95 966 107 981 64
2007 167 105 1,223 105 1,733 62
2008 297 95 1,079 103 1,628 63
2009 168 96 808 102 1,446 63
2010 135 100 1,061 106 1,967 64
2011 142 111 1,229 106 1,784 66
2012 196 107 1,202 106 956 83
2013 222 110 958 116 1,105 78
2014 187 114 944 119 1,921 75
2015 159 111 1,178 105 1,658 77
Trademark Registrations
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
2001 80 82 1,239 85 23 83
2002 102 83 921 90 27 85
2003 151 83 1,028 87 450 64
2004 147 79 660 96 163 68
2005 148 85 890 99 154 76
2006 62 89 256 112 1,842 55
2007 34 94 351 115 1,142 62
2008 50 90 414 110 1,647 60
2009 31 87 436 106 1,589 64
2010 28 93 283 116 1,561 64
2011 22 106 194 124 1,663 63
2012 40 110 358 129 1,073 70
2013 25 118 296 134 1,138 71
2014 55 117 603 123 1,286 79
2015 15 111 157 135 1,538 66
Industrial Design Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
2001 2 88 3 106 18 52
2002 5 83 2 96 3 65
2003 4 87 11 87 56 51
2004 1 88 1 102 218 40
2005 5 90 6 95 241 42
2006 1 92 1 101 63 63
2007 1 89 3 105 275 43
2008 1 89 4 106 152 51
2009     4 103 215 47
2010 2 90 2 110 94 56
2011 3 109 4 113 156 59
2012 3 111 1 124 183 59
2013 2 112 3 123 79 68
2014         257 59
2015 1 117 3 117 605 51
Industrial Design Registrations
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
2001 2 79 1 104 14 53
2002 4 76     4 58
2003 4 77 1 87 20 55
2004 1 82 1 96 129 47
2005 2 84 5 88 348 40
2006 1 85     96 55
2007     2 98 264 45
2008 1 82 1 104 151 49
2009     1 101 102 57
2010 1 88 1 104 217 47
2011 3 86     145 57
2012 3 97     156 60
2013         102 62
2014         105 63
2015 1 110 2 117 480 53
International Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties
Year PCT System Rank Madrid System Rank Hague System Rank
2001 109 30        
2002 123 31        
2003 191 28        
2004 246 28        
2005 258 28 4 63    
2006 252 29 1 79    
2007 367 28 1 79    
2008 249 30 1 79    
2009 95 38 3 71    
2010 86 40        
2011 111 39 4 73    
2012 168 34        
2013 149 38 4 73    
2014 173 36 9 70    
2015 125 41 9 70    
PCT Top Applicants (Publication Year = 2015)
Applicant Publication Rank
MARVELL WORLD TRADE LTD. 74 310
HELEN OF TROY LIMITED 10 1980
SYNAPTIVE MEDICAL (BARBADOS) INC. 7 2702
COOPERVISION INTERNATIONAL HOLDING COMPANY, LP 5 3595
CYLON GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY INC. 3 5606
SYSTEMEX-ENERGIES INTERNATIONAL INC. 2 7748
CITAMORA PROCESSES INC. 1 13039
CRYPTOMILL INC. 1 13039
DOMINO INTERNATIONAL SRL 1 13039
IBCO SRL 1 13039
PCT National Phase Entry (Direct and via Regional Office)
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
2001     85 37 30 41
2002     93 38 27 45
2003     121 37 72 35
2004     80 47 281 31
2005     76 42 317 30
2006     44 44 310 31
2007     109 32 701 28
2008     84 35 627 30
2009     79 31 471 30
2010     88 39 307 37
2011     71 46 305 37
2012     36 58 271 37
2013     39 62 455 34
2014     38 58 364 40
2015     45 54 324 39
Source: WIPO statistics database. Last updated : 05/2017
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.
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