Statistical Country Profiles

Mali

Population (Million): 17.99 (2016) (Rank = 62)

Gross Domestic Product (Billion US$)(Constant 2011 US$ (PPP)): 35.32 (2016) (Rank = 106)

IP Filings (Resident + Abroad, Including Regional) and Economy
Year Patent Trademark Industrial Design GDP (Constant 2011 US$)
2002 96     19.09
2003 36     20.83
2004 35     21.15
2005 50     22.53
2006       23.59
2007       24.41
2008       25.57
2009       26.77
2010       28.22
2011       29.13
2012 57     28.89
2013       29.56
2014 154     31.64
2015       33.52
2016 199     35.32
Patent Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
2002 6 91     90 40
2003 2 101     34 72
2004 2 100     33 69
2005 3 101     47 69
2006            
2007            
2008            
2009            
2010         4 115
2011         6 129
2012 3 110     54 80
2013         6 120
2014 9 102     145 65
2015         11 121
2016 11 99     188 60
Patent Applications by Top Fields of Technology (2002 - 2016)
Field of Technology Share
Pharmaceuticals 19.44
Food chemistry 19.44
Basic materials chemistry 11.11
Medical technology 5.56
Thermal processes and apparatus 5.56
Transport 5.56
Civil engineering 5.56
Electrical machinery, apparatus, energy 2.78
Audio-visual technology 2.78
Control 2.78
Others 19.43
Patent Grants
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
2002            
2003            
2004            
2005            
2006            
2007         1 104
2008            
2009            
2010            
2011            
2012            
2013            
2014 1 99     18 95
2015 6 84     99 59
2016 1 98     17 94
Utility Model Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
2002            
2003            
2004            
2005            
2006            
2007            
2008            
2009            
2010            
2011         4 58
2012            
2013            
2014            
2015         2 73
2016         2 78
Trademark Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
2002         1 140
2003         5 154
2004            
2005         2 148
2006         3 152
2007         48 124
2008         5 150
2009         37 137
2010         11 158
2011 69 116     1,160 77
2012 84 119     1,264 74
2013         4 173
2014 67 126     1,092 88
2015 117 116     1,872 73
2016 119 114     1,909 75
Trademark Registrations
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
2002            
2003            
2004         3 125
2005         2 135
2006            
2007         3 146
2008         1 164
2009         7 153
2010         75 129
2011            
2012         9 157
2013         3 167
2014 53 121     851 92
2015         5 175
2016         5 171
Industrial Design Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
2002            
2003            
2004            
2005 6 89     90 66
2006            
2007     10 97    
2008     23 92    
2009     10 96    
2010     8 104    
2011 11 94 11 107 165 57
2012 3 111 4 117 45 83
2013     2 127    
2014 7 110 7 113 113 68
2015 19 88 9 113 309 57
2016 13 100 11 115 215 60
Industrial Design Registrations
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
2002            
2003            
2004            
2005 8 77     120 57
2006            
2007     10 90    
2008     23 80 1 103
2009     10 91    
2010     8 101    
2011     11 103    
2012     4 114    
2013     2 125 1 111
2014     7 111    
2015 15 90 9 108 244 57
2016 24 82 11 111 387 58
International Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties
Year PCT System Rank Madrid System Rank Hague System Rank
2002            
2003            
2004 1 96        
2005            
2006            
2007            
2008            
2009            
2010            
2011            
2012         1 42
2013            
2014            
2015            
2016            
PCT National Phase Entry (Direct and via Regional Office)
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
2002            
2003            
2004         1 93
2005            
2006            
2007            
2008            
2009            
2010         3 98
2011            
2012         4 99
2013         1 123
2014 9 56     144 52
2015         3 105
2016         1 120
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.
Mali is a member of the African Intellectual Property Organization (OAPI). Patent filings by residents of this country at OAPI are considered both resident and abroad filings via regional office; filings by other nationals at OAPI are considered non-resident filings via regional office for Mali. 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.