Statistical Country Profiles

Bahrain

Population (Million): 1.38 (2015) (Rank = 148)

Gross Domestic Product (Billion US$)(Constant 2011 US$ (PPP)): 60.85 (2015) (Rank = 92)

IP Filings (Resident + Abroad, Including Regional) and Economy
Year Patent Trademark Industrial Design GDP (Constant 2011 US$)
2001   193   30.86
2002   394   31.98
2003   438   33.90
2004   333   36.27
2005   343   38.73
2006   573   41.23
2007   539   44.65
2008   822   47.44
2009   442   48.64
2010       50.75
2011 21 978   51.82
2012 55 544 11 53.68
2013 19 981 10 56.58
2014 21 588 11 59.12
2015 41 804 8 60.85
Patent Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
2001 1 97     11 68
2002         3 87
2003 1 105     6 109
2004 1 107     7 106
2005         2 126
2006         3 102
2007         3 115
2008 3 89     17 95
2009 2 93     18 90
2010 2 102     17 99
2011 3 106 139 67 18 108
2012 10 94 161 63 45 83
2013 4 105 167 66 15 106
2014 7 104 199 61 14 114
2015 10 94 185 61 31 105
Patent Applications by Top Fields of Technology (2001 - 2015)
Field of Technology Share
Other special machines 22.32
Mechanical elements 15.18
Civil engineering 13.39
Biotechnology 5.36
Pharmaceuticals 5.36
IT methods for management 4.46
Control 4.46
Engines, pumps, turbines 4.46
Furniture, games 4.46
Telecommunications 2.68
Others 17.87
Patent Grants
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
2001            
2002         18 44
2003         16 68
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2007         1 104
2008         1 120
2009         2 108
2010         1 122
2011         1 120
2012 2 92     1 125
2013         8 99
2014         3 122
2015         2 129
Patents in Force
Year Patents in Force Rank
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2012 2 82
2013 123 87
2014 117 91
2015    
Utility Model Applications
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Trademark Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
2001 177 99 2,165 87 16 111
2002 289 90 2,089 80 105 83
2003 382 84 2,176 82 56 110
2004 300 96 2,493 86 33 107
2005 323 95 3,035 78 20 118
2006 411 92 4,545 58 162 102
2007 340 95 5,529 48 199 102
2008 503 89 4,949 52 319 97
2009 343 87 8,017 26 99 115
2010     1,660 98 608 86
2011 269 102 6,469 38 709 90
2012 310 101 6,280 38 234 114
2013 429 97 7,078 37 552 95
2014 415 97 6,811 38 173 133
2015 380 98 7,260 35 424 113
Trademark Registrations
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
2001 71 83 2,283 71 1 112
2002 303 63 4,560 52    
2003 216 73 2,717 61 58 105
2004         11 113
2005 130 87 2,019 81 8 119
2006 59 91 1,478 88 159 99
2007     1,814 83 96 107
2008 219 82 4,923 46 150 102
2009 58 85 3,464 49 204 100
2010     1,589 85 560 86
2011 422 87 6,320 32 734 83
2012 198 97 4,127 47 225 102
2013 215 99 6,210 36 410 93
2014 130 109 3,545 52 321 112
2015 119 104 4,102 44 266 107
Industrial Design Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
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2008         1 103
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2011     53 73 4 103
2012 9 97 61 75 2 113
2013 10 96 48 81    
2014 11 104 42 80    
2015 3 113 61 70 5 111
Industrial Design Registrations
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2011     4 109    
2012 2 100 75 65    
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2014 5 99 59 75    
2015 3 106 35 83 1 119
International Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties
Year PCT System Rank Madrid System Rank Hague System Rank
2001 1 84        
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2003 2 86        
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2008 3 90 1 79    
2009 1 104        
2010 1 102 12 57    
2011     10 56    
2012 1 105        
2013 2 97        
2014 2 96        
2015 5 83 2 91    
PCT National Phase Entry (Direct and via Regional Office)
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
2001         6 56
2002         3 70
2003            
2004         1 93
2005         1 89
2006            
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2009         2 98
2010            
2011     136 40    
2012     160 41 4 99
2013 3 56 167 46 3 110
2014     196 41 3 115
2015     185 43 20 83
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.
Contact information: Economics and Statistics Division, WIPO. Tel.: +41-22-338-91-11, email: Ipstats.mail@wipo.int.