Statistical Country Profiles

Namibia

Population (Million): 2.48 (2016)

Gross Domestic Product (Billion US$)(Constant 2011 US$ (PPP)): 24.33 (2016)

 

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

Year

Patent

Trademark

Industrial Design

GDP (Constant 2011 US$)

2007

 

 

 

16.84

2008

 

 

 

17.29

2009

 

 

 

17.34

2010

 

 

 

18.39

2011

 

 

 

19.32

2012

 

555

 

20.30

2013

 

392

 

21.45

2014

 

410

 

22.83

2015

 

1,840

 

24.04

2016

 

 

 

24.33

 

Patent

Patent Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2007

 

 

1

2008

 

 

4

2009

 

 

2

2010

 

 

4

2011

 

 

10

2012

 

 

20

2013

 

 

2

2014

 

 

8

2015

 

 

5

2016

 

 

5

Patent Grants

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2007

 

 

1

2008

 

 

1

2009

 

 

 

2010

 

 

2

2011

 

 

2

2012

 

 

1

2013

 

 

2

2014

 

 

8

2015

 

 

1

2016

 

 

2

Patents in Force

Year

Patent in force

2007

 

2008

 

2009

 

2010

 

2011

 

2012

 

2013

 

2014

 

2015

 

2016

 

Utility Model Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2007

 

 

 

2008

 

 

1

2009

 

 

 

2010

 

 

 

2011

 

 

 

2012

 

 

 

2013

 

 

 

2014

 

 

 

2015

 

 

 

2016

 

 

 

 

Trademark

Number of Classes Specified in Trademark Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2007

 

 

1

2008

 

 

3

2009

 

 

51

2010

 

 

82

2011

 

 

108

2012

439

3,861

116

2013

332

3,372

60

2014

364

3,579

46

2015

1,611

3,795

229

2016

 

 

153

Number of Classes Specified in Trademark Registrations

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2007

 

 

2

2008

 

 

10

2009

 

 

38

2010

 

 

119

2011

 

 

34

2012

56

2,691

163

2013

54

2,776

29

2014

26

2,477

25

2015

3

2,948

204

2016

 

 

39

 

Industrial Design

Number of Designs in Industrial Design Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2007

 

 

 

2008

 

 

 

2009

 

 

 

2010

 

 

 

2011

 

 

 

2012

 

 

5

2013

 

 

5

2014

 

 

 

2015

 

 

71

2016

 

 

1

Number of Designs in Industrial Design Registrations

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2007

 

 

 

2008

 

 

 

2009

 

 

 

2010

 

 

 

2011

 

 

 

2012

 

 

1

2013

 

 

3

2014

 

 

5

2015

 

 

69

2016

 

 

2

 

International Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties

Applications Under the WIPO Systems

Year

PCT

Madrid

Hague

2008

 

 

 

2009

5

 

 

2010

24

 

 

2011

15

 

 

2012

12

 

 

2013

4

 

 

2014

3

 

 

2015

5

1

1

2016

2

 

 

2017

2

 

 

PCT National Phase Entry (Direct and via Regional Office)

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2007

 

 

 

2008

 

 

4

2009

 

 

1

2010

 

 

3

2011

 

 

9

2012

 

 

15

2013

 

 

 

2014

 

 

1

2015

 

 

 

2016

 

 

1

 

PCT Top Applicants

PCT Applicant

2015

2016

2017

 

Madrid Top Applicants

Madrid Applicant

2015

2016

2017

 

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.
• 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.
• 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.