Statistical Country Profiles

Iran (Islamic Republic of)

Population (Million): 80.28 (2016)

Gross Domestic Product (Billion US$)(Constant 2011 US$ (PPP)): 1,270.57 (2015)

 

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

Year

Patent

Trademark

Industrial Design

GDP (Constant 2011 US$)

2007

10,700

 

 

1,181.93

2008

15,463

 

 

1,192.84

2009

12,244

 

 

1,220.45

2010

11,197

 

3,706

1,300.73

2011

11,642

 

4,094

1,349.50

2012

10,700

 

3,559

1,260.32

2013

11,343

 

4,637

1,236.23

2014

13,768

 

8,834

1,289.92

2015

 

 

 

1,270.57

2016

15,081

183,764

15,838

 

 

Patent

Patent Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2007

10,648

502

52

2008

15,403

552

60

2009

12,184

516

60

2010

11,108

528

89

2011

11,529

489

113

2012

10,622

432

78

2013

11,305

338

38

2014

13,683

119

85

2015

 

 

98

2016

14,930

702

151

Patent Grants

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2007

6,745

547

6

2008

10,118

470

5

2009

5,999

750

9

2010

5,112

260

17

2011

4,835

309

33

2012

5,227

454

30

2013

3,373

103

43

2014

2,880

180

43

2015

 

 

31

2016

3,111

157

44

Patents in Force

Year

Patent in force

2007

 

2008

 

2009

 

2010

 

2011

3,649

2012

4,599

2013

3,440

2014

 

2015

 

2016

 

Utility Model Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2007

 

 

4

2008

 

 

 

2009

 

 

2

2010

 

 

 

2011

 

 

2

2012

 

 

 

2013

 

 

 

2014

 

 

 

2015

 

 

 

2016

 

 

9

 

Trademark

Number of Classes Specified in Trademark Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2007

 

 

3,171

2008

 

 

1,806

2009

 

 

3,770

2010

 

 

3,779

2011

 

 

1,793

2012

 

 

3,700

2013

 

 

3,068

2014

 

 

3,418

2015

 

 

6,312

2016

177,538

13,224

6,226

Number of Classes Specified in Trademark Registrations

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2007

 

 

1,448

2008

 

 

4,507

2009

 

 

3,230

2010

 

 

3,583

2011

 

 

2,648

2012

 

 

2,375

2013

 

 

2,542

2014

 

 

3,670

2015

 

 

6,452

2016

74,482

14,962

6,493

 

Industrial Design

Number of Designs in Industrial Design Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2007

 

 

54

2008

 

 

4

2009

 

 

55

2010

3,699

157

7

2011

4,089

203

5

2012

3,528

231

31

2013

4,632

193

5

2014

8,772

92

62

2015

 

 

155

2016

15,811

168

27

Number of Designs in Industrial Design Registrations

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2007

 

 

54

2008

 

 

2

2009

 

 

82

2010

2,300

42

3

2011

1,909

38

2

2012

1,457

62

31

2013

1,769

143

19

2014

3,164

104

5

2015

 

 

186

2016

5,091

35

12

 

International Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties

Applications Under the WIPO Systems

Year

PCT

Madrid

Hague

2008

3

17

 

2009

5

21

 

2010

6

34

 

2011

1

14

 

2012

2

23

 

2013

4

38

 

2014

35

27

 

2015

71

44

 

2016

62

39

 

2017

88

35

 

PCT National Phase Entry (Direct and via Regional Office)

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2007

 

 

 

2008

 

 

19

2009

 

 

4

2010

 

 

11

2011

 

 

8

2012

 

 

5

2013

 

 

2

2014

 

 

4

2015

 

 

4

2016

 

582

11

 

PCT Top Applicants

PCT Applicant

2015

2016

2017

RESEARCH INSTITUTE OF PETROLEUM INDUSTRY (RIPI)

 

 

2

KAVAN NOVIN ENERGY PAYDAR GROUP

 

 

1

TAGHDIS PORCELAIN COMPANY

 

 

1

 

Madrid Top Applicants

Madrid Applicant

2015

2016

2017

IRAN INDUSTRIAL ENZYMES COMPANY

1

 

5

ARIAN CHIMIA TECH CO.

 

 

2

BEHSHAHR INDUSTRIAL COMPANY

 

 

2

MOBTAKER RAZI SALAMAT CO.

 

 

2

ABBAS GHORBANALIZADEH (MR)

 

 

1

ALI MOKHTARI MARBINI (MR)

 

 

1

BAHRAMAN SAFFRON CO.

 

 

1

BEHSHAHR INDUSTRIAL COMPANY (PUBLIC JOINT STOCK COMPANY)

 

 

1

CHESHMEH NOOSHAN KHORASAN CO.

 

 

1

CYCLET SAZAN ASIA CO.

 

 

1

 

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.