Statistical Country Profiles

Singapore

Population (Million): 5.61 (2016)

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

 

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

Year

Patent

Trademark

Industrial Design

GDP (Constant 2011 US$)

2007

3,728

21,235

2,616

313.96

2008

3,786

29,026

3,526

319.58

2009

3,325

21,718

3,168

317.65

2010

4,229

25,437

7,127

366.06

2011

4,572

36,495

2,855

388.85

2012

4,884

30,287

2,955

403.90

2013

5,471

39,345

7,029

424.10

2014

5,927

43,058

8,690

439.25

2015

6,185

44,371

4,450

447.74

2016

6,722

56,517

5,649

456.68

 

Patent

Patent Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2007

696

9,255

3,032

2008

793

8,899

2,993

2009

750

7,986

2,575

2010

895

8,878

3,334

2011

1,056

8,738

3,516

2012

1,081

8,604

3,803

2013

1,143

8,579

4,328

2014

1,303

9,009

4,624

2015

1,469

9,345

4,716

2016

1,601

9,379

5,121

Patent Grants

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2007

469

7,009

796

2008

501

5,785

907

2009

473

5,136

1,037

2010

369

4,073

1,480

2011

484

5,465

1,557

2012

410

5,223

1,865

2013

393

5,182

1,857

2014

402

5,136

2,070

2015

446

6,608

2,293

2016

432

6,909

2,643

Patents in Force

Year

Patent in force

2007

48,650

2008

49,636

2009

45,420

2010

43,591

2011

44,322

2012

45,209

2013

45,999

2014

47,422

2015

46,906

2016

48,603

Utility Model Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2007

 

 

27

2008

 

 

38

2009

 

 

37

2010

 

 

32

2011

 

 

64

2012

 

 

83

2013

 

 

62

2014

 

 

59

2015

 

 

116

2016

 

 

280

 

Trademark

Number of Classes Specified in Trademark Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2007

5,430

26,934

15,805

2008

6,113

26,319

22,913

2009

5,956

21,014

15,762

2010

6,403

24,896

19,034

2011

6,530

28,467

29,965

2012

7,002

30,222

23,285

2013

7,578

30,855

31,767

2014

9,104

32,671

33,954

2015

8,458

33,541

35,913

2016

9,721

35,611

46,796

Number of Classes Specified in Trademark Registrations

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2007

5,458

29,810

14,158

2008

4,562

29,061

13,206

2009

5,164

23,530

21,866

2010

4,954

23,237

18,457

2011

4,187

25,620

27,211

2012

4,993

27,569

21,011

2013

4,362

28,861

20,501

2014

7,220

32,949

28,331

2015

9,230

40,151

34,354

2016

10,449

39,160

39,007

 

Industrial Design

Number of Designs in Industrial Design Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2007

512

2,444

2,104

2008

354

3,119

3,172

2009

521

3,040

2,647

2010

551

3,285

6,576

2011

663

3,322

2,192

2012

603

3,489

2,352

2013

722

3,598

6,307

2014

818

3,450

7,872

2015

794

3,468

3,656

2016

645

3,692

5,004

Number of Designs in Industrial Design Registrations

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2007

518

2,522

1,605

2008

391

3,104

2,204

2009

531

3,129

3,134

2010

488

3,194

3,837

2011

613

3,359

5,326

2012

581

3,348

1,738

2013

687

3,627

5,753

2014

758

3,556

9,757

2015

829

3,530

3,755

2016

688

3,688

4,364

 

International Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties

Applications Under the WIPO Systems

Year

PCT

Madrid

Hague

2008

580

149

 

2009

583

179

 

2010

643

175

3

2011

668

222

6

2012

714

253

6

2013

838

219

10

2014

940

290

16

2015

907

449

18

2016

864

491

13

2017

867

517

9

PCT National Phase Entry (Direct and via Regional Office)

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2007

241

7,173

1,237

2008

258

7,064

1,245

2009

240

6,015

1,027

2010

297

6,629

1,548

2011

312

6,414

1,662

2012

304

6,366

1,796

2013

303

6,254

2,209

2014

341

6,782

2,256

2015

358

6,906

2,302

2016

379

6,661

2,552

 

PCT Top Applicants

PCT Applicant

2015

2016

2017

AGENCY OF SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND RESEARCH

148

162

142

NANYANG TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY

63

64

67

HEPTAGON MICRO OPTICS PTE. LTD.

24

18

38

NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF SINGAPORE

69

45

37

MEDIATEK SINGAPORE PTE. LTD.

116

66

28

RAZER (ASIA-PACIFIC) PTE LTD

6

23

23

MASTERCARD ASIA PACIFIC PTE. LTD.

1

17

22

DH TECHNOLOGIES DEVELOPMENT PTE. LTD.

34

33

20

SUNEDISON SEMICONDUCTOR LIMITED

2

21

14

HUAWEI INTERNATIONAL PTE. LTD.

 

11

12

 

Madrid Top Applicants

Madrid Applicant

2015

2016

2017

IX BIOPHARMA LTD.

 

5

16

PACIFIC PHARMACEUTICALS PTE LTD

 

 

12

SIVANTOS PTE. LTD.

4

12

6

FUTURE ENTERPRISES PTE LTD

1

1

5

MOBILE HEALTH PTE. LTD.

 

 

5

TOP FORM INVESTMENT HOLDINGS PTE LTD

 

1

5

LIM HAN YONG

 

 

4

MERIDIAN INTERNATIONAL HOLDINGS (SINGAPORE) PTE LTD

 

 

4

PRIVITI PTE LTD.

 

 

4

SC AUTO INDUSTRIES (S) PTE. LTD.

 

 

4

 

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.