Statistical Country Profiles

Brunei Darussalam

Population (Million): 0.42 (2015) (Rank = 168)

Gross Domestic Product (Billion US$)(Constant 2011 US$ (PPP)): 28.2 (2015) (Rank = 119)

IP Filings (Resident + Abroad, Including Regional) and Economy
Year Patent Trademark Industrial Design GDP (Constant 2011 US$)
2001   29   25.39
2002   44 1 26.37
2003   57   27.14
2004   81   27.27
2005   69   27.38
2006   117   28.58
2007   75   28.63
2008   117 139 28.07
2009   75 154 27.58
2010   340   28.29
2011   152 5 29.27
2012 27 208 3 29.54
2013 39 280   29.03
2014 39 201 7 28.35
2015       28.20
Patent Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
2001     21 91    
2002     21 89 1 100
2003     43 80 1 135
2004     31 85    
2005     26 90 2 126
2006     41 80    
2007     64 77 27 87
2008     75 74 32 83
2009     42 75 61 66
2010         51 76
2011         12 117
2012 20 90 11 104 7 129
2013 20 90 15 104 19 101
2014 26 86 91 78 13 117
2015         5 134
Patent Applications by Top Fields of Technology (2001 - 2015)
Field of Technology Share
Semiconductors 36.65
Electrical machinery, apparatus, energy 30.28
Mechanical elements 5.18
Audio-visual technology 3.59
Optics 3.59
Thermal processes and apparatus 3.59
Furniture, games 2.79
Other special machines 2.39
IT methods for management 1.59
Measurement 1.59
Others 8.76
Patent Grants
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
2001     21 80    
2002     21 77    
2003     43 70    
2004     31 69    
2005     26 71    
2006     41 68    
2007     64 60    
2008     75 67 2 108
2009     42 65 6 90
2010         22 75
2011         18 80
2012         19 73
2013         3 110
2014         2 128
2015         9 112
Patents in Force
Year Patents in Force Rank
2004    
2005    
2006    
2007    
2008    
2009    
2010    
2011    
2012    
2013 119 88
2014    
2015    
Utility Model Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
2001            
2002            
2003         4 47
2004         1 55
2005            
2006         1 60
2007         2 62
2008         1 67
2009         2 64
2010         11 39
2011         1 79
2012         3 63
2013         4 59
2014         2 66
2015         1 81
Trademark Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
2001 28 116 730 111 1 126
2002 37 114 572 115 7 129
2003 41 112 777 105 16 133
2004 51 112 742 111 30 110
2005 56 113 790 115 13 122
2006 24 117 661 117 93 109
2007 52 109 808 115 23 138
2008 40 101 904 105 77 118
2009 35 95 614 104 40 135
2010 33 101 692 110 307 100
2011 19 123 838 115 133 129
2012 53 121 1,075 114 155 123
2013 41 120 1,094 111 239 112
2014 101 120 1,074 114 100 144
2015         53 152
Trademark Registrations
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
2001 28 90 569 100 2 105
2002 20 89 466 104 1 111
2003 26 92 223 108 33 116
2004 22 89 496 102 14 107
2005 21 94 560 105 7 120
2006 14 97 416 106 3 140
2007 23 94 441 111 62 109
2008     155 110 21 137
2009     9 110 75 114
2010         56 134
2011         124 118
2012 26 109     143 113
2013         213 108
2014         62 147
2015         33 153
Industrial Design Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
2001     4 103 1 89
2002 1 88 4 87    
2003     14 86    
2004     3 97    
2005     3 97    
2006     11 91    
2007     9 98 1 103
2008 1 88 16 94 138 53
2009 5 80 26 81 149 52
2010     12 96 33 75
2011 4 106 16 98 1 117
2012 1 117 19 101 2 113
2013     11 110    
2014 4 111 21 96 3 112
2015     41 83    
Industrial Design Registrations
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
2001     4 88 1 84
2002 1 84 4 83    
2003     13 72    
2004     2 93    
2005     3 89    
2006     11 88    
2007     9 93 1 97
2008 1 81 16 87 136 51
2009 3 76 23 76 143 52
2010         36 71
2011         4 92
2012         2 98
2013     11 107    
2014     16 102    
2015     41 80 3 112
International Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties
Year PCT System Rank Madrid System Rank Hague System Rank
2001            
2002 1 86        
2003            
2004            
2005 7 69        
2006 1 102        
2007            
2008            
2009     1 85    
2010            
2011            
2012 3 93        
2013            
2014            
2015 5 83        
PCT Top Applicants (Publication Year = 2015)
Applicant Publication Rank
UNIVERSITI BRUNEI DARUSSALAM 2 7748
PCT National Phase Entry (Direct and via Regional Office)
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
2001            
2002            
2003            
2004            
2005            
2006            
2007         17 73
2008         30 66
2009         59 56
2010         18 79
2011         2 106
2012         1 118
2013         8 93
2014         2 124
2015            
Source: WIPO statistics database. Last updated : 11/2016
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.