Statistical Country Profiles

Lao People's Democratic Republic

Population (Million): 6.76 (2016) (Rank = 105)

Gross Domestic Product (Billion US$)(Constant 2011 US$ (PPP)): 38.76 (2016) (Rank = 103)

IP Filings (Resident + Abroad, Including Regional) and Economy
Year Patent Trademark Industrial Design GDP (Constant 2011 US$)
2002   25   14.01
2003   54   14.86
2004       15.80
2005       16.92
2006       18.38
2007       19.78
2008       21.33
2009       22.93
2010       24.88
2011       26.88
2012       29.04
2013       31.37
2014       33.76
2015       36.21
2016       38.76
Patent Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
2002         1 100
2003            
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2007         1 135
2008            
2009         1 134
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2014         1 156
2015            
2016         5 136
Patent Applications by Top Fields of Technology (2002 - 2016)
Field of Technology Share
Medical technology 16.67
Transport 13.33
Audio-visual technology 6.67
Pharmaceuticals 6.67
Environmental technology 6.67
Handling 6.67
Civil engineering 6.67
Telecommunications 3.33
Computer technology 3.33
IT methods for management 3.33
Others 26.66
Patent Grants
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
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Utility Model Applications
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Trademark Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
2002 25 116 656 113    
2003 54 111 970 101    
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2011         219 120
2012         4 180
2013         1 182
2014         176 132
2015         3 180
2016     708 125 38 160
Trademark Registrations
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
2002 19 91 672 100    
2003 45 91 675 93    
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2010         1 177
2011         140 114
2012         2 178
2013         4 165
2014         29 161
2015         86 133
2016     559 129 5 171
Industrial Design Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
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2008         3 95
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2012         2 113
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Industrial Design Registrations
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International Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties
Year PCT System Rank Madrid System Rank Hague System Rank
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2010 6 77        
2011 3 89        
2012 8 77        
2013 2 97        
2014 2 96        
2015 2 101        
2016 2 99        
PCT National Phase Entry (Direct and via Regional Office)
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
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2009         1 106
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2014         1 132
2015            
2016         3 101
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.
Contact information: Economics and Statistics Division, WIPO. Tel.: +41-22-338-91-11, email: ipstats.mail@wipo.int.