Statistical Country Profiles

Singapore

Population (Million): 5.61 (2016) (Rank = 114)

Gross Domestic Product (Billion US$)(Constant 2011 US$ (PPP)): 456.68 (2016) (Rank = 38)

IP Filings (Resident + Abroad, Including Regional) and Economy
Year Patent Trademark Industrial Design GDP (Constant 2011 US$)
2002 947 5,607 302 214.94
2003 1,828 8,705 821 224.47
2004 1,967 7,518 1,238 245.91
2005 1,899 8,914 1,153 264.33
2006 2,397 11,798 1,281 287.75
2007 3,728 13,672 1,754 313.96
2008 3,786 14,126 1,559 319.58
2009 3,325 13,447 1,303 317.65
2010 4,229 15,703 1,841 366.06
2011 4,572 18,899 2,135 388.85
2012 4,884 18,846 1,817 403.90
2013 5,471 21,160 2,824 424.10
2014 5,927 24,674 3,329 439.25
2015 6,155 23,792 2,630 447.74
2016 6,684 28,186 3,670 456.68
Patent Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
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
2016 1,601 28 9,379 14 5,083 21
Patent Applications by Top Fields of Technology (2002 - 2016)
Field of Technology Share
Semiconductors 13.21
Computer technology 11.69
Audio-visual technology 8.45
Electrical machinery, apparatus, energy 5.55
Measurement 4.64
Digital communication 4.51
Medical technology 4.47
Biotechnology 3.96
Pharmaceuticals 3.37
Telecommunications 3.33
Others 36.82
Patent Grants
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
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 32 5,182 11 1,857 22
2014 402 31 5,136 12 2,070 23
2015 446 31 6,608 10 2,293 22
2016 432 31 6,909 11 2,634 23
Patents in Force
Year Patents in Force Rank
2004 39,507 16
2005 43,024 17
2006 45,897 17
2007 48,650 18
2008 49,636 19
2009 45,420 21
2010 43,591 23
2011 44,322 22
2012 45,209 21
2013 45,999 23
2014 47,422 25
2015 46,906 25
2016 48,603 24
Utility Model Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
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
2016         280 10
Trademark Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
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 4,242 51 13,960 18 14,657 29
2012 4,608 46 14,657 17 14,238 30
2013 4,804 49 15,228 17 16,356 29
2014 5,641 45 15,654 16 19,033 30
2015 5,393 48 15,981 15 18,399 31
2016 5,861 47 16,879 17 22,325 28
Trademark Registrations
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
2002 3,389 33 19,351 3 1,084 39
2003 5,735 22 23,639 2 2,413 34
2004 4,064 28 13,324 11 1,558 40
2005 4,156 34 15,454 9 2,535 40
2006 3,869 36 15,022 11 5,606 34
2007 5,441 34 19,090 9 6,563 33
2008 3,543 41 14,938 14 7,579 34
2009 3,650 39 11,827 15 8,902 32
2010 3,302 45 11,533 17 10,667 33
2011 2,833 50 12,582 19 12,782 27
2012 3,378 47 13,338 16 12,195 29
2013 2,844 51 14,017 15 12,272 31
2014 4,565 45 15,826 15 15,683 29
2015 5,724 39 18,847 10 17,069 30
2016 6,297 39 18,312 14 18,510 27
Industrial Design Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
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 1,472 35
2012 601 37 1,559 15 1,216 34
2013 720 34 1,673 14 2,104 30
2014 786 34 1,519 15 2,543 31
2015 777 31 1,571 14 1,853 33
2016 642 35 1,513 15 3,028 28
Industrial Design Registrations
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
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
2016 685 32 1,509 15 2,784 30
International Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties
Year PCT System Rank Madrid System Rank Hague System Rank
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
2016 879 22 491 20 13 29
PCT Top Applicants (Publication Year = 2016)
Applicant Publication Rank
AGENCY OF SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND RESEARCH 162 119
MEDIATEK SINGAPORE PTE. LTD. 66 336
NANYANG TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY 64 343
NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF SINGAPORE 45 486
DH TECHNOLOGIES DEVELOPMENT PTE. LTD. 33 669
RAZER (ASIA-PACIFIC) PTE LTD 23 962
SUNEDISON SEMICONDUCTOR LIMITED 21 1051
FCI ASIA PTE LTD 18 1206
HEPTAGON MICRO OPTICS PTE. LTD. 18 1206
MASTERCARD ASIA PACIFIC PTE. LTD. 17 1280
PCT National Phase Entry (Direct and via Regional Office)
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
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
2016 379 22 6,661 12 2,515 22
Source: WIPO statistics database. Last updated : 12/2017
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 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.
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