Statistical Country Profiles

Bahrain

Population (Million): 1.43 (2016) (Rank = 148)

Gross Domestic Product (Billion US$)(Constant 2011 US$ (PPP)): 61.06 (2015) (Rank = 93)

IP Filings (Resident + Abroad, Including Regional) and Economy
Year Patent Trademark Industrial Design GDP (Constant 2011 US$)
2002   394   32.14
2003   438   34.08
2004   333   36.45
2005   343   38.92
2006   573   41.44
2007   539   44.88
2008   822   47.68
2009   442   48.89
2010       51.01
2011 21 978   52.02
2012 55 544 11 53.96
2013 19 981 10 56.89
2014 21 588 11 59.36
2015 41 855 8 61.06
2016 33 927 53  
Patent Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
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 4 106 167 67 15 106
2014 7 107 199 62 14 114
2015 10 96 185 64 31 105
2016 8 106 171 65 25 113
Patent Applications by Top Fields of Technology (2002 - 2016)
Field of Technology Share
Other special machines 19.49
Civil engineering 13.56
Mechanical elements 11.86
Biotechnology 6.78
Pharmaceuticals 6.78
Engines, pumps, turbines 6.78
Furniture, games 4.24
Telecommunications 3.39
IT methods for management 3.39
Control 3.39
Others 20.34
Patent Grants
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
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 97
2014         3 120
2015         2 129
2016 1 98     10 107
Patents in Force
Year Patents in Force Rank
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2012 2 82
2013 123 89
2014 117 91
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Utility Model Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
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Trademark Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
2002 289 90 2,089 80 105 83
2003 382 84 2,176 82 56 110
2004 300 96 2,493 86 33 106
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 38 234 113
2013 429 98 7,078 38 552 95
2014 415 98 6,811 39 173 133
2015 380 99 7,260 37 475 108
2016 371 101 7,532 36 556 109
Trademark Registrations
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
2002 303 63 4,560 53    
2003 216 73 2,717 65 58 105
2004         11 113
2005 130 87 2,019 82 8 119
2006 59 91 1,838 86 159 100
2007     2,328 82 96 107
2008 219 82 5,544 45 150 103
2009 58 85 3,991 46 204 100
2010     2,032 83 560 86
2011 422 88 6,874 31 734 83
2012 198 98 4,719 47 225 103
2013 215 100 6,782 36 410 92
2014 130 111 4,152 49 321 114
2015 119 106 4,704 43 308 105
2016     2,571 67 433 98
Industrial Design Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
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2008         1 103
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2011     53 72 4 103
2012 9 97 61 74 2 113
2013 10 97 48 81    
2014 11 105 42 80    
2015 3 114 61 70 5 111
2016 23 91 67 76 30 101
Industrial Design Registrations
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
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2011     4 109    
2012 2 100 75 65    
2013            
2014 5 100 59 75    
2015 3 107 35 84 1 119
2016 21 85 70 75 29 100
International Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties
Year PCT System Rank Madrid System Rank Hague System Rank
2002            
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    
2016 6 83 1 95    
PCT National Phase Entry (Direct and via Regional Office)
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
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 47 3 110
2014     196 42 3 115
2015     185 45 20 83
2016     170 47 4 99
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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