Statistical Country Profiles

Barbados

Population (Million): 0.28 (2016) (Rank = 173)

Gross Domestic Product (Billion US$)(Constant 2011 US$ (PPP)): 4.44 (2016) (Rank = 151)

IP Filings (Resident + Abroad, Including Regional) and Economy
Year Patent Trademark Industrial Design GDP (Constant 2011 US$)
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 4.34
2013 563 1,328 81 4.33
2014 474 2,167   4.34
2015   1,820 606 4.37
2016   2,338 843 4.44
Patent Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
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 83 367 48
2013 3 109 39 89 560 41
2014 1 124 38 91 473 44
2015     45 85 397 46
2016     41 84 357 50
Patent Applications by Top Fields of Technology (2002 - 2016)
Field of Technology Share
Medical technology 28.25
Digital communication 11.99
Computer technology 10.29
Pharmaceuticals 5.72
Telecommunications 5.24
Basic communication processes 4.13
Electrical machinery, apparatus, energy 3.89
Audio-visual technology 3.64
Semiconductors 2.72
Measurement 2.70
Others 21.43
Patent Grants
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
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 98 362 39
2014     3 100 266 44
2015     10 87 288 42
2016     26 74 366 40
Patents in Force
Year Patents in Force Rank
2004 42 58
2005 49 53
2006 60 51
2007 62 51
2008 60 66
2009 59 59
2010 57 76
2011 61 78
2012    
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2014    
2015    
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Utility Model Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
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
2016         7 55
Trademark Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
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 223 110 959 118 1,105 78
2014 246 111 1,337 107 1,921 75
2015 159 112 1,178 107 1,661 78
2016 202 106 892 118 2,136 69
Trademark Registrations
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
2002 102 83 921 90 27 86
2003 151 83 1,028 87 450 64
2004 147 79 660 98 163 68
2005 148 85 890 103 154 76
2006 62 89 256 112 1,842 55
2007 34 94 351 115 1,142 62
2008 50 90 414 110 1,650 61
2009 31 87 436 109 1,589 64
2010 28 93 283 116 1,561 66
2011 22 107 194 125 1,667 63
2012 40 111 358 130 1,088 70
2013 26 120 298 135 1,142 73
2014 56 120 709 124 1,332 80
2015 17 114 164 138 1,591 68
2016 18 111 384 133 1,428 74
Industrial Design Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
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 4 112 156 59
2012 3 111 1 123 183 59
2013 2 113 3 124 79 68
2014         257 59
2015 1 118 3 118 605 51
2016 3 112 1 122 840 46
Industrial Design Registrations
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
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 1 111 2 119 480 53
2016 1 111     760 46
International Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties
Year PCT System Rank Madrid System Rank Hague System Rank
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    
2016 114 41 3 84    
PCT Top Applicants (Publication Year = 2016)
Applicant Publication Rank
SYNAPTIVE MEDICAL (BARBADOS) INC. 55 403
MARVELL WORLD TRADE LTD. 24 914
COOPERVISION INTERNATIONAL HOLDING COMPANY, LP 13 1626
HELEN OF TROY LIMITED 7 2840
SANSA CORPORATION (BARBADOS) INC. 5 3811
INTERNATIONAL REFILLS COMPANY LIMITED 2 8248
BIPCO-SOFT R3 INC. 1 13862
EP GLOBAL COMMUNICATIONS, INC. 1 13862
KITARU INNOVATIONS INC. 1 13862
LIFESCI PHARMACEUTICALS, INC. 1 13862
PCT National Phase Entry (Direct and via Regional Office)
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
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 63 455 34
2014     38 59 364 40
2015     45 56 324 39
2016     41 59 265 42
Source: WIPO statistics database. Last updated : 12/2017
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 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.
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