Statistical Country Profiles

Malaysia

Population (Million): 31.19 (2016)

Gross Domestic Product (Billion US$)(Constant 2011 US$ (PPP)): 800.28 (2016)

 

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

Year

Patent

Trademark

Industrial Design

GDP (Constant 2011 US$)

2007

1,177

17,465

2,256

550.74

2008

1,361

17,126

2,537

569.03

2009

1,812

19,057

2,039

554.65

2010

1,937

20,747

1,531

593.37

2011

1,948

18,490

1,979

624.79

2012

1,975

21,887

1,721

658.99

2013

2,299

23,763

1,541

689.92

2014

2,661

23,358

1,218

731.39

2015

2,348

24,233

884

767.74

2016

1,963

29,283

1,149

800.28

 

Patent

Patent Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2007

670

1,702

507

2008

818

4,485

543

2009

1,234

4,503

578

2010

1,231

5,152

706

2011

1,076

5,376

872

2012

1,114

5,826

861

2013

1,199

6,006

1,100

2014

1,353

6,267

1,308

2015

1,272

6,455

1,076

2016

1,109

6,127

854

Patent Grants

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2007

338

6,645

233

2008

198

2,044

227

2009

270

3,198

228

2010

200

1,960

316

2011

310

2,043

285

2012

295

2,165

365

2013

288

2,372

432

2014

344

2,361

512

2015

344

2,533

570

2016

355

2,969

591

Patents in Force

Year

Patent in force

2007

 

2008

 

2009

 

2010

20,908

2011

20,917

2012

21,447

2013

22,782

2014

21,568

2015

23,538

2016

25,117

Utility Model Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2007

34

44

18

2008

33

65

5

2009

29

32

28

2010

44

37

18

2011

60

47

15

2012

46

41

10

2013

70

75

22

2014

86

54

35

2015

103

77

33

2016

110

49

37

 

Trademark

Number of Classes Specified in Trademark Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2007

12,289

13,605

5,176

2008

12,562

13,472

4,564

2009

12,810

11,260

6,247

2010

13,099

13,271

7,648

2011

13,001

15,832

5,489

2012

14,044

17,832

7,843

2013

14,705

17,520

9,058

2014

15,400

19,171

7,958

2015

15,940

19,983

8,293

2016

18,527

20,580

10,756

Number of Classes Specified in Trademark Registrations

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2007

8,108

17,382

3,889

2008

9,049

18,798

4,984

2009

5,438

9,534

5,301

2010

5,642

8,652

6,523

2011

10,201

13,618

6,568

2012

9,765

16,311

5,099

2013

9,777

17,202

5,274

2014

10,467

16,961

7,407

2015

10,529

18,271

6,658

2016

12,686

20,120

7,998

 

Industrial Design

Number of Designs in Industrial Design Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2007

774

1,146

1,482

2008

630

1,072

1,907

2009

699

766

1,340

2010

737

940

794

2011

743

1,128

1,236

2012

857

1,225

864

2013

679

1,374

862

2014

827

1,055

391

2015

627

1,135

257

2016

701

726

448

Number of Designs in Industrial Design Registrations

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2007

597

1,076

1,251

2008

580

903

1,732

2009

529

1,067

1,852

2010

748

850

884

2011

714

927

1,047

2012

744

1,180

822

2013

698

1,303

880

2014

532

1,359

855

2015

418

883

228

2016

648

1,252

412

 

International Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties

Applications Under the WIPO Systems

Year

PCT

Madrid

Hague

2008

208

9

 

2009

224

6

 

2010

349

11

 

2011

263

5

 

2012

292

5

 

2013

308

7

 

2014

313

8

 

2015

267

3

2

2016

189

4

1

2017

141

13

 

PCT National Phase Entry (Direct and via Regional Office)

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2007

 

 

100

2008

13

3,516

189

2009

 

 

195

2010

28

4,416

224

2011

30

4,657

480

2012

27

4,987

450

2013

32

5,252

590

2014

38

5,506

644

2015

30

5,568

434

2016

27

5,151

308

 

PCT Top Applicants

PCT Applicant

2015

2016

2017

UNIVERSITI SAINS MALAYSIA

1

6

11

LINKDOOD TECHNOLOGIES SDN BHD

 

3

9

UNIVERSITI PUTRA MALAYSIA

10

8

9

UNIVERSITI MALAYA (UM)

21

11

8

MALAYSIAN PALM OIL BOARD

15

5

7

SIME DARBY PLANTATION SDN. BHD.

 

1

6

MIMOS BERHAD

121

45

5

LEMBAGA GETAH MALAYSIA

1

2

4

DAIKIN RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT MALAYSIA SDN BHD

 

 

3

FOURTE INTERNATIONAL, SDN. BHD.

 

 

3

 

Madrid Top Applicants

Madrid Applicant

2015

2016

2017

TAN CHIN YEE

 

 

6

PURECIRCLE SDN BHD

 

 

3

A2A GLOBAL NETWORK SDN. BHD.

 

 

1

HIKARI CAPITAL LIMITED

 

 

1

MAYRALAB (MALAYSIA) SDN. BHD.

 

 

1

RED ONE NETWORK SDN. BHD.

 

 

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.