Statistical Country Profiles

Singapore

Population (Million): 5.54 (2015) (Rank = 113)

Gross Domestic Product (Billion US$)(Constant 2011 US$ (PPP)): 443.86 (2015) (Rank = 37)

IP Filings (Resident + Abroad, Including Regional) and Economy
Year Patent Trademark Industrial Design GDP (Constant 2011 US$)
2001 857 4,854 366 206.00
2002 947 5,607 302 214.68
2003 1,828 8,705 821 224.20
2004 1,967 7,518 1,238 245.61
2005 1,899 8,914 1,153 264.01
2006 2,397 11,798 1,281 287.40
2007 3,728 13,672 1,754 313.58
2008 3,786 14,126 1,559 319.19
2009 3,325 13,447 1,303 317.26
2010 4,229 15,703 1,841 365.62
2011 4,572 18,931 2,136 388.31
2012 4,884 18,846 1,819 402.56
2013 5,471 21,160 2,824 421.38
2014 5,927 24,674 3,333 435.12
2015 6,155 23,580 2,636 443.86
Patent Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
2001 523 39 8,133 15 334 30
2002 624 37 7,575 15 323 30
2003 626 38 7,248 15 1,202 22
2004 641 38 7,944 14 1,326 24
2005 569 40 8,036 15 1,330 25
2006 626 39 8,537 14 1,771 24
2007 696 39 9,255 14 3,032 23
2008 793 38 8,899 14 2,993 23
2009 750 41 7,986 14 2,575 24
2010 895 38 8,878 14 3,334 23
2011 1,056 36 8,738 14 3,516 23
2012 1,081 33 8,604 14 3,803 23
2013 1,143 34 8,579 14 4,328 22
2014 1,303 30 9,009 14 4,624 21
2015 1,469 26 9,345 14 4,686 21
Patent Applications by Top Fields of Technology (2001 - 2015)
Field of Technology Share
Semiconductors 14.28
Computer technology 11.53
Audio-visual technology 8.59
Electrical machinery, apparatus, energy 5.46
Measurement 4.67
Digital communication 4.26
Biotechnology 3.98
Medical technology 3.95
Telecommunications 3.54
Pharmaceuticals 3.34
Others 36.40
Patent Grants
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
2001 170 38 7,050 8 18 40
2002 243 34 7,097 8    
2003 175 38 4,242 12 584 22
2004 400 28 5,576 10 518 24
2005 555 26 6,975 9 403 28
2006 438 30 6,955 9 557 24
2007 469 28 7,009 10 796 23
2008 501 28 5,785 11 907 23
2009 473 30 5,136 11 1,037 23
2010 369 32 4,073 13 1,480 23
2011 484 31 5,465 10 1,557 23
2012 410 30 5,223 12 1,865 22
2013 393 33 5,182 11 1,862 22
2014 402 32 5,136 12 2,075 23
2015 446 31 6,608 10 2,293 22
Patents in Force
Year Patents in Force Rank
2004 39,507 16
2005 43,024 15
2006 45,897 15
2007 48,650 15
2008 49,636 17
2009 45,420 19
2010 43,591 21
2011 44,322 19
2012 45,209 19
2013 45,999 20
2014 47,422 22
2015 46,906 22
Utility Model Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
2001         2 39
2002         7 38
2003         7 43
2004            
2005         2 48
2006         5 38
2007         27 28
2008         38 24
2009         37 25
2010         32 28
2011         64 24
2012         83 22
2013         62 26
2014         59 25
2015         116 19
Trademark Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
2001 3,282 50 13,427 15 1,572 41
2002 3,344 48 11,497 17 2,263 40
2003 4,254 45 12,147 16 4,451 32
2004 4,840 43 14,089 13 2,678 40
2005 5,071 47 15,451 13 3,843 38
2006 4,854 47 16,021 13 6,944 34
2007 5,393 50 17,558 14 8,279 35
2008 4,203 52 12,866 19 9,923 34
2009 4,108 47 10,495 18 9,339 31
2010 4,334 49 12,595 18 11,369 31
2011 4,243 51 13,959 18 14,688 29
2012 4,608 46 14,657 17 14,238 30
2013 4,804 48 15,228 17 16,356 29
2014 5,641 44 15,654 16 19,033 30
2015 5,393 47 15,982 15 18,187 31
Trademark Registrations
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
2001 2,488 32 16,696 5 711 40
2002 3,389 33 18,879 3 1,065 38
2003 5,735 22 23,095 2 2,368 34
2004 4,064 28 12,663 10 1,520 39
2005 4,156 34 14,759 9 2,484 39
2006 3,869 36 14,218 12 5,480 33
2007 5,441 34 18,262 9 6,430 33
2008 3,543 41 14,021 14 7,536 33
2009 3,650 39 11,091 15 8,773 32
2010 3,302 45 10,591 17 10,586 32
2011 2,833 50 11,612 19 12,666 27
2012 3,379 47 12,159 16 12,113 28
2013 2,844 51 12,794 15 12,092 30
2014 4,565 44 14,585 17 15,256 29
2015 5,724 39 17,697 12 16,573 29
Industrial Design Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
2001 231 42 1,366 24 135 26
2002 241 40 1,448 22 61 31
2003 481 32 1,639 16 340 28
2004 693 27 1,578 10 545 35
2005 595 32 1,876 9 558 33
2006 389 42 1,264 13 892 32
2007 512 34 1,275 13 1,242 31
2008 354 42 1,405 14 1,205 33
2009 521 37 1,101 14 782 38
2010 543 36 1,383 14 1,298 32
2011 663 36 1,468 14 1,473 35
2012 601 37 1,559 15 1,218 34
2013 720 34 1,673 14 2,104 30
2014 786 34 1,519 15 2,547 31
2015 777 31 1,571 14 1,859 33
Industrial Design Registrations
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
2001 131 46 960 27 88 28
2002 230 38 1,257 22 42 32
2003 460 26 1,833 10 231 28
2004 549 26 1,498 9 409 35
2005 693 24 2,075 9 681 32
2006 334 39 1,345 12 747 33
2007 518 32 1,353 13 1,203 30
2008 391 38 1,390 13 884 35
2009 531 30 1,190 14 902 35
2010 480 35 1,292 14 1,148 33
2011 613 32 1,505 11 1,412 33
2012 579 30 1,418 14 1,182 32
2013 685 32 1,702 12 1,863 30
2014 726 27 1,625 13 2,916 27
2015 812 28 1,633 14 1,842 32
International Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties
Year PCT System Rank Madrid System Rank Hague System Rank
2001 289 24 53 31    
2002 330 24 47 33    
2003 282 26 63 35    
2004 432 23 91 32    
2005 448 23 130 29 1 23
2006 473 23 154 30 1 23
2007 523 23 144 33    
2008 580 23 149 34    
2009 583 23 179 30    
2010 643 23 175 29 3 33
2011 668 23 222 27 6 28
2012 714 22 253 28 6 26
2013 838 22 219 30 10 25
2014 940 22 290 27 16 24
2015 908 22 449 19 18 24
PCT Top Applicants (Publication Year = 2015)
Applicant Publication Rank
AGENCY OF SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND RESEARCH 148 142
MEDIATEK SINGAPORE PTE. LTD. 116 186
NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF SINGAPORE 69 335
NANYANG TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY 63 349
UNISANTIS ELECTRONICS SINGAPORE PTE LTD. 48 453
DH TECHNOLOGIES DEVELOPMENT PTE. LTD. 34 636
FCI ASIA PTE LTD 26 815
HEPTAGON MICRO OPTICS PTE. LTD. 24 888
SINGAPORE HEALTH SERVICES PTE LTD 10 1980
ADVANTEST CORPORATION 9 2166
PCT National Phase Entry (Direct and via Regional Office)
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
2001     5,470 11 234 24
2002     5,851 11 252 27
2003 124 20 5,550 11 235 27
2004 132 22 5,582 11 413 29
2005 134 22 5,994 12 372 29
2006 222 20 6,700 12 534 29
2007 241 21 7,173 12 1,237 23
2008 258 22 7,064 12 1,245 24
2009 240 22 6,015 12 1,027 24
2010 297 21 6,629 12 1,548 23
2011 312 22 6,414 12 1,662 22
2012 304 23 6,366 12 1,796 22
2013 303 22 6,254 12 2,209 23
2014 341 23 6,782 12 2,256 22
2015 358 21 6,906 12 2,275 23
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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