Statistical Country Profiles

Bahrain

Population (Million): 1.43 (2016)

Gross Domestic Product (Billion US$)(Constant 2011 US$ (PPP)): 61.06 (2015)

 

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

Year

Patent

Trademark

Industrial Design

GDP (Constant 2011 US$)

2007

 

705

 

44.88

2008

 

1,253

 

47.68

2009

 

454

 

48.89

2010

 

 

 

51.01

2011

21

1,568

 

52.02

2012

55

849

11

53.96

2013

19

1,496

10

56.89

2014

21

963

11

59.36

2015

41

1,001

8

61.06

2016

33

1,238

109

 

 

Patent

Patent Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2007

 

 

3

2008

 

 

17

2009

 

 

18

2010

 

 

17

2011

3

139

18

2012

10

161

45

2013

4

167

15

2014

7

199

14

2015

10

185

31

2016

8

171

25

Patent Grants

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2007

 

 

1

2008

 

 

1

2009

 

 

2

2010

 

 

1

2011

 

 

1

2012

2

 

1

2013

 

 

8

2014

 

 

3

2015

 

 

2

2016

 

 

10

Patents in Force

Year

Patent in force

2007

 

2008

 

2009

 

2010

 

2011

 

2012

2

2013

123

2014

117

2015

 

2016

 

Utility Model Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2007

 

 

1

2008

 

 

 

2009

 

 

 

2010

 

 

 

2011

 

 

 

2012

 

 

 

2013

 

 

 

2014

 

 

 

2015

 

 

 

2016

 

 

 

 

Trademark

Number of Classes Specified in Trademark Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2007

340

8,878

365

2008

503

8,317

750

2009

343

10,424

111

2010

 

 

2,265

2011

269

9,203

1,299

2012

310

9,191

539

2013

429

12,973

1,067

2014

415

9,818

548

2015

380

10,315

621

2016

371

10,844

867

Number of Classes Specified in Trademark Registrations

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2007

 

 

215

2008

219

10,699

212

2009

58

7,637

573

2010

 

 

1,662

2011

422

10,540

1,414

2012

198

8,612

463

2013

215

10,597

793

2014

130

8,209

948

2015

119

8,966

377

2016

 

 

890

 

Industrial Design

Number of Designs in Industrial Design Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2007

 

 

 

2008

 

 

1

2009

 

 

 

2010

 

 

 

2011

 

53

4

2012

9

61

2

2013

10

48

 

2014

11

42

 

2015

3

61

5

2016

23

67

86

Number of Designs in Industrial Design Registrations

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2007

 

 

 

2008

 

 

 

2009

 

 

 

2010

 

 

 

2011

 

4

 

2012

2

75

 

2013

 

 

 

2014

5

59

 

2015

3

35

1

2016

21

70

85

 

International Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties

Applications Under the WIPO Systems

Year

PCT

Madrid

Hague

2008

3

1

 

2009

1

 

 

2010

1

12

 

2011

 

10

 

2012

1

 

 

2013

2

 

 

2014

2

 

 

2015

5

2

 

2016

6

1

 

2017

1

 

 

PCT National Phase Entry (Direct and via Regional Office)

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2007

 

 

 

2008

 

 

 

2009

 

 

2

2010

 

 

 

2011

 

136

 

2012

 

160

4

2013

3

167

3

2014

 

196

3

2015

 

185

20

2016

 

170

4

 

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.