Statistical Country Profiles

Kenya

Population (Million): 48.46 (2016) (Rank = 29)

Gross Domestic Product (Billion US$)(Constant 2011 US$ (PPP)): 141.78 (2016) (Rank = 69)

IP Filings (Resident + Abroad, Including Regional) and Economy
Year Patent Trademark Industrial Design GDP (Constant 2011 US$)
2002 24 797 73 69.97
2003 37 836 56 72.02
2004 39 848 45 75.70
2005 40 1,057 102 80.17
2006 54 1,714 54 85.36
2007 52 1,529 42 91.21
2008 67 1,439 39 91.42
2009 56 1,739 76 94.44
2010 81 2,267 69 102.38
2011 160 2,807 87 108.63
2012 143 2,509 94 113.59
2013 181 3,022 80 120.27
2014 160   79 126.71
2015 179 3,869 75 133.95
2016 202   89 141.78
Patent Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
2002 23 78 49 81 1 100
2003 22 84 73 77 15 88
2004 31 79 53 80 8 99
2005 34 80 59 79 6 104
2006 41 78 41 80 13 82
2007 41 77 91 73 11 99
2008 63 74 89 70 4 115
2009 48 78 123 63 8 106
2010 77 75 120 65 4 115
2011 135 67 122 70 25 97
2012 123 64 136 67 20 106
2013 127 68 114 76 54 80
2014 132 65 75 83 28 101
2015 137 66 56 83 42 100
2016 144 62 59 77 58 95
Patent Applications by Top Fields of Technology (2002 - 2016)
Field of Technology Share
Pharmaceuticals 13.47
Handling 9.76
Basic materials chemistry 9.09
IT methods for management 7.74
Furniture, games 6.73
Control 6.06
Computer technology 4.71
Biotechnology 4.38
Other consumer goods 3.70
Other special machines 3.03
Others 31.33
Patent Grants
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
2002     7 89    
2003 6 78 14 81 7 79
2004 8 73 7 78 6 71
2005 8 76 40 66 9 65
2006 5 81 24 77 3 85
2007 4 77 13 76 1 104
2008 5 81 37 75 6 92
2009 6 78 81 59 9 82
2010 4 82 50 65 2 112
2011 4 89 55 71 4 101
2012 4 85 72 65 4 103
2013 1 95 70 70 7 99
2014 4 88 49 71 26 91
2015 1 98 23 79 24 88
2016 5 87 21 78 3 124
Patents in Force
Year Patents in Force Rank
2004    
2005    
2006    
2007    
2008 1,305 45
2009    
2010    
2011    
2012    
2013    
2014    
2015    
2016    
Utility Model Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
2002 14 32        
2003 12 41        
2004 13 42        
2005 11 44        
2006 19 41        
2007 16 39        
2008 18 43 1 48    
2009 29 45 1 47    
2010 28 47        
2011 51 43        
2012 68 36        
2013 78 38        
2014 83 38        
2015 114 35 1 55    
2016 136 34        
Trademark Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
2002 734 75 1,825 86 63 92
2003 750 75 1,711 91 86 104
2004 778 77 1,876 93 70 93
2005 1,017 75 1,978 91 40 106
2006 1,228 74 1,941 94 486 78
2007 1,428 75 2,114 93 101 113
2008 1,372 72 2,144 90 67 121
2009 1,675 62 2,005 80 64 123
2010 2,031 65 2,136 86 236 112
2011 2,488 60 2,378 79 319 112
2012 2,328 61 2,758 70 181 119
2013 2,816 58 2,546 75 206 118
2014 1 142 1,620 98 302 117
2015 3,437 57 2,823 69 432 111
2016     1,899 86 811 100
Trademark Registrations
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
2002 271 66 1,594 83    
2003 333 65 1,733 77 10 134
2004 719 55 2,461 69 19 104
2005 1,967 48 5,141 45 37 101
2006 1,305 51 2,969 71 542 77
2007 1,073 56 2,386 81 42 119
2008 1,211 57 2,626 81 131 108
2009 1,159 59 2,260 77 50 125
2010 1,360 61 2,379 71 170 110
2011 1,581 62 2,595 76 348 99
2012 1,903 57 2,696 74 288 98
2013 1,883 59 2,970 70 235 106
2014     1,801 93 40 153
2015 2,424 55 3,218 66 256 109
2016     1,891 82 123 119
Industrial Design Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
2002 73 56 12 77    
2003 43 67 10 90 13 72
2004 44 67 11 89 1 92
2005 102 59 15 90    
2006 54 67 18 83    
2007 42 68 32 79    
2008 39 70 10 99    
2009 76 61 14 94    
2010 69 65 7 105    
2011 86 64 28 85 1 117
2012 93 65 10 109 1 124
2013 78 74 8 113 2 110
2014 78 71 17 103 1 124
2015 73 69 12 108 2 119
2016 89 70 15 112    
Industrial Design Registrations
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
2002 1 84        
2003 8 73 8 76 5 72
2004 5 78     12 80
2005 59 55 7 86 1 95
2006 34 65 13 85    
2007 16 70 19 79    
2008 33 66 15 88    
2009 90 52 13 90    
2010 39 66 11 95    
2011 31 71 9 106 1 100
2012 38 68 12 104    
2013 30 77 8 114 1 111
2014 31 75 3 120    
2015 52 74 5 116    
2016 38 74 125 55 3 118
International Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties
Year PCT System Rank Madrid System Rank Hague System Rank
2002 1 86        
2003 2 86        
2004 7 67 2 71    
2005 7 69        
2006 4 84 8 58    
2007 3 86 1 79    
2008 2 100 2 74    
2009 5 80 2 75    
2010 4 85 10 61    
2011 9 71 7 65    
2012 4 88 3 78    
2013 7 78 2 86 1 46
2014 9 72 5 79    
2015 11 71 6 76    
2016 4 88 11 68    
PCT Top Applicants (Publication Year = 2016)
Applicant Publication Rank
MASINDE MULIRO UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY 1 13862
TRACOPAY LIMITED 1 13862
UNIVERSITY OF NAIROBI 1 13862
PCT National Phase Entry (Direct and via Regional Office)
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
2002     46 44 1 82
2003     70 42 1 84
2004     50 49    
2005     53 47    
2006     38 48 4 76
2007     85 34 4 90
2008     89 33    
2009     117 29 2 98
2010     118 36    
2011     121 42 14 78
2012     128 45 8 93
2013     111 52 42 71
2014     75 51 6 107
2015     52 55 19 85
2016     56 56 32 70
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.
Kenya is a member of the African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO). Patent filings by residents of this country at ARIPO are considered both resident and abroad filings via regional office. Due to lack of information on designation, filings by other nationals at ARIPO are not counted as non-resident filings for Kenya. In case either the national office or the regional office did not supply data for a certain year, the figures reported in the tables may be incomplete for that year.
Contact information: Economics and Statistics Division, WIPO. Tel.: +41-22-338-91-11, email: ipstats.mail@wipo.int.