Statistical Country Profiles

Malaysia

Population (Million): 30.33 (2015) (Rank = 45)

Gross Domestic Product (Billion US$)(Constant 2011 US$ (PPP)): 767.62 (2015) (Rank = 25)

IP Filings (Resident + Abroad, Including Regional) and Economy
Year Patent Trademark Industrial Design GDP (Constant 2011 US$)
2001 302 7,258 510 380.11
2002 349 9,151 540 400.61
2003 720 10,184 778 423.80
2004 919 11,705 775 452.54
2005 921 11,959 761 476.67
2006 1,012 14,063 1,121 503.29
2007 1,177 15,879 1,244 535.00
2008 1,361 15,958 1,294 560.85
2009 1,812 16,679 1,250 552.36
2010 1,937 17,979 1,069 593.37
2011 1,948 16,822 1,285 624.79
2012 1,975 19,136 1,308 658.98
2013 2,299 20,218 1,035 690.04
2014 2,661 20,474 1,135 731.40
2015 2,299 20,237 876 767.62
Patent Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
2001 271 48 5,663 16 31 51
2002 322 46 4,615 22 27 63
2003 376 45 4,686 19 344 33
2004 522 40 4,920 18 397 36
2005 522 42 5,764 17 399 35
2006 531 42 4,269 23 481 33
2007 670 40 1,702 31 507 37
2008 818 36 4,485 21 543 40
2009 1,234 33 4,503 20 578 35
2010 1,231 34 5,152 18 706 36
2011 1,076 34 5,376 18 872 33
2012 1,114 32 5,826 17 861 36
2013 1,199 33 6,006 18 1,100 32
2014 1,353 29 6,267 19 1,308 33
2015 1,272 30 6,455 18 1,027 36
Patent Applications by Top Fields of Technology (2001 - 2015)
Field of Technology Share
Computer technology 8.31
Semiconductors 7.18
Civil engineering 5.19
Digital communication 4.64
Electrical machinery, apparatus, energy 4.62
Basic materials chemistry 4.48
Other special machines 4.28
Measurement 4.12
Pharmaceuticals 4.00
Medical technology 3.87
Others 49.31
Patent Grants
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
2001 18 66 1,452 21    
2002 32 60 1,460 19    
2003 31 62 1,547 18 104 38
2004 24 61 2,323 16 87 40
2005 37 61 2,471 17 105 36
2006 187 40 6,562 10 147 34
2007 338 34 6,645 11 233 36
2008 198 40 2,044 18 227 36
2009 270 39 3,198 15 228 37
2010 200 42 1,960 18 316 35
2011 310 38 2,043 20 285 36
2012 295 36 2,165 19 365 37
2013 288 39 2,372 20 432 34
2014 344 36 2,361 20 512 33
2015 344 34 2,533 19 565 33
Patents in Force
Year Patents in Force Rank
2004    
2005    
2006    
2007    
2008    
2009    
2010 20,908 32
2011 20,917 32
2012 21,447 30
2013 22,782 32
2014 21,568 33
2015 23,538 29
Utility Model Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
2001            
2002         4 45
2003 20 40 40 17 5 44
2004 48 36 49 17 1 55
2005 27 39 48 17 2 48
2006 31 37 46 19 1 60
2007 34 35 44 17 18 32
2008 33 40 65 17 5 46
2009 29 45 32 24 28 27
2010 44 43 37 25 18 34
2011 60 41 47 24 15 40
2012 46 41 41 22 10 43
2013 70 41 75 19 22 38
2014 86 37 54 22 35 34
2015 103 36 77 20 33 34
Trademark Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
2001 6,525 32 10,078 29 733 46
2002 7,661 30 8,785 29 1,490 44
2003 8,327 27 9,439 25 1,857 44
2004 10,406 26 10,337 22 1,299 46
2005 10,479 28 11,668 18 1,480 48
2006 11,209 28 12,840 17 2,854 50
2007 12,289 30 13,605 16 3,590 53
2008 12,562 29 13,472 16 3,396 51
2009 12,810 28 11,260 16 3,869 44
2010 13,099 32 13,271 16 4,880 46
2011 13,001 31 15,832 15 3,821 53
2012 14,044 31 17,832 12 5,092 48
2013 14,705 32 17,520 14 5,513 50
2014 15,400 28 19,171 13 5,074 56
2015 15,940 28 19,983 12 4,297 58
Trademark Registrations
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
2001 1,570 41 5,341 47 278 48
2002 4,056 28 7,072 33 517 46
2003 3,014 31 9,108 21 1,570 43
2004 3,243 32 8,473 19 741 45
2005 3,683 38 7,771 26 946 52
2006 5,651 30 10,108 19 2,145 50
2007 8,108 25 17,382 12 2,709 52
2008 9,049 25 18,798 8 2,742 53
2009 5,438 33 9,534 20 3,128 47
2010 5,642 37 8,652 22 4,004 47
2011 10,201 27 13,618 16 4,214 47
2012 9,765 27 16,311 12 3,226 54
2013 9,777 30 17,202 11 3,516 53
2014 10,467 29 16,961 13 4,682 55
2015 10,529 27 18,271 11 3,241 58
Industrial Design Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
2001 465 34 597 37 45 44
2002 502 30 660 35 38 37
2003 624 28 700 36 154 39
2004 520 32 941 18 255 37
2005 633 31 974 16 128 54
2006 616 33 928 18 505 37
2007 774 27 1,146 16 470 41
2008 630 33 1,072 19 664 38
2009 699 32 766 18 551 40
2010 737 32 940 16 332 46
2011 743 34 1,128 17 542 46
2012 857 30 1,225 17 451 48
2013 679 37 1,374 17 356 52
2014 827 32 1,055 19 308 56
2015 627 35 1,135 18 249 59
Industrial Design Registrations
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
2001 199 38 635 34 42 39
2002 274 36 429 43 48 31
2003 573 22 974 24 99 39
2004 602 23 671 25 246 37
2005 314 38 463 31 157 50
2006 700 26 1,100 14 400 37
2007 597 29 1,076 16 490 39
2008 580 30 903 21 581 39
2009 529 31 1,067 16 583 39
2010 748 30 850 16 415 43
2011 714 27 927 16 489 45
2012 744 26 1,180 16 386 48
2013 698 30 1,303 15 398 49
2014 532 36 1,359 17 377 50
2015 418 40 883 21 225 58
International Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties
Year PCT System Rank Madrid System Rank Hague System Rank
2001 18 49        
2002 18 49 1 63    
2003 31 44 1 66    
2004 45 43        
2005 33 45 7 60    
2006 60 41 2 71 1 23
2007 110 34 2 75    
2008 208 32 9 59    
2009 224 30 6 64    
2010 349 27 11 59    
2011 263 30 5 71    
2012 292 30 5 69    
2013 308 31 7 68    
2014 313 31 8 71    
2015 267 33 3 85 2 39
PCT Top Applicants (Publication Year = 2015)
Applicant Publication Rank
MIMOS BERHAD 121 177
UNIVERSITI MALAYA (UM) 21 993
MALAYSIAN PALM OIL BOARD 15 1366
UNIVERSITI KEBANGSAAN MALAYSIA 12 1688
UNIVERSITI PUTRA MALAYSIA 10 1980
SIME DARBY MALAYSIA BERHAD 6 3070
PETROLIAM NASIONAL BERHAD 4 4365
SIRIM BERHAD 4 4365
SKINPROTECT CORPORATION SDN BHD 3 5606
DATA CALIBRE SDN BHD 2 7748
PCT National Phase Entry (Direct and via Regional Office)
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
2001         11 49
2002         16 51
2003         20 49
2004         45 48
2005         41 50
2006         56 47
2007         100 47
2008 13 41 3,516 17 189 40
2009         195 41
2010 28 38 4,416 16 224 39
2011 30 38 4,657 16 480 32
2012 27 39 4,987 15 450 33
2013 32 38 5,252 15 590 31
2014 38 39 5,506 15 644 32
2015 30 40 5,568 14 404 37
Source: WIPO statistics database. Last updated : 05/2017
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 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.
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