Statistical Country Profiles

Namibia

Population (Million): 2.46 (2015) (Rank = 138)

Gross Domestic Product (Billion US$)(Constant 2011 US$ (PPP)): 24.1 (2015) (Rank = 124)

IP Filings (Resident + Abroad, Including Regional) and Economy
Year Patent Trademark Industrial Design GDP (Constant 2011 US$)
2001       11.73
2002       12.30
2003       12.82
2004       14.39
2005       14.75
2006       15.80
2007       16.84
2008       17.29
2009       17.34
2010       18.39
2011       19.32
2012   496   20.30
2013   390   21.45
2014   408   22.81
2015   1,766   24.10
Patent Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
2001            
2002            
2003         1 135
2004         1 135
2005         1 133
2006         2 112
2007         1 135
2008         4 115
2009         2 127
2010         4 115
2011         10 121
2012         20 106
2013         2 136
2014         8 126
2015         5 136
Patent Applications by Top Fields of Technology (2001 - 2015)
Field of Technology Share
Pharmaceuticals 33.33
Organic fine chemistry 16.89
Medical technology 5.48
Biotechnology 5.02
Furniture, games 3.65
Civil engineering 3.65
IT methods for management 2.74
Chemical engineering 2.74
Digital communication 2.28
Environmental technology 2.28
Others 21.94
Patent Grants
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
2001            
2002            
2003         2 105
2004         1 100
2005            
2006         2 91
2007         1 104
2008         1 120
2009            
2010         2 112
2011         2 110
2012         1 125
2013         2 117
2014         8 111
2015         1 137
Patents in Force
Year Patents in Force Rank
2004    
2005    
2006    
2007    
2008 51 71
2009    
2010    
2011    
2012    
2013    
2014    
2015    
Utility Model Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
2001            
2002            
2003            
2004            
2005            
2006            
2007            
2008         1 67
2009            
2010            
2011            
2012            
2013            
2014            
2015            
Trademark Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
2001         16 111
2002         22 112
2003         65 108
2004     342 123 43 102
2005     857 111 24 113
2006     897 108 20 135
2007     982 107 1 160
2008     908 106 3 157
2009     701 104 50 130
2010     719 110 53 138
2011     746 118 81 138
2012 439 95 2,220 84 57 150
2013 332 103 2,007 90 58 138
2014 364 102 2,198 81 44 160
2015 1,611 72 2,335 77 155 135
Trademark Registrations
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
2001         2 105
2002         1 109
2003         17 125
2004     97 109 2 130
2005     794 103    
2006     872 97 52 116
2007     930 94 1 156
2008     968 95 10 144
2009     677 95 36 130
2010     655 101 94 123
2011     709 108 33 139
2012 56 108 910 108 106 120
2013 54 116 869 116 27 152
2014 26 127 790 116 25 163
2015 3 115 954 110 135 124
Industrial Design Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
2001            
2002            
2003            
2004     10 90    
2005     14 91    
2006     20 81    
2007     11 95    
2008     45 74    
2009     29 76    
2010     34 78    
2011     28 86    
2012     29 91 5 102
2013     42 85 5 99
2014     27 89    
2015 1 117 30 88 71 76
Industrial Design Registrations
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
2001            
2002            
2003            
2004     10 86    
2005     14 82    
2006     20 78    
2007     11 89    
2008     45 67    
2009     29 69    
2010     34 73    
2011     28 78    
2012     29 85 1 103
2013     42 79 3 101
2014     27 89 5 98
2015 1 110 30 86 69 75
International Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties
Year PCT System Rank Madrid System Rank Hague System Rank
2001            
2002 1 86        
2003            
2004 2 88        
2005 1 97        
2006 1 102        
2007 2 92        
2008            
2009 5 80        
2010 24 55        
2011 15 65        
2012 12 69        
2013 4 85        
2014 3 90        
2015 5 83 1 99 1 49
PCT Top Applicants (Publication Year = 2015)
Applicant Publication Rank
MERIL ENDO SURGERY PRIVATE LIMITED 1 13039
PCT National Phase Entry (Direct and via Regional Office)
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
2001            
2002            
2003            
2004            
2005         1 89
2006         2 84
2007            
2008         4 90
2009         1 106
2010         3 98
2011         9 82
2012         15 74
2013            
2014         1 132
2015            
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.
Namibia 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 Namibia. 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.