Statistical Country Profiles

Thailand

Population (Million): 67.96 (2015) (Rank = 20)

Gross Domestic Product (Billion US$)(Constant 2011 US$ (PPP)): 1042.86 (2015) (Rank = 18)

IP Filings (Resident + Abroad, Including Regional) and Economy
Year Patent Trademark Industrial Design GDP (Constant 2011 US$)
2001 547 17,296 2,076 598.47
2002 633 23,109 2,456 635.27
2003 910 25,485 2,843 680.95
2004 921 27,093 2,791 723.77
2005 1,000 25,240 3,698 754.08
2006 1,149 23,020 2,669 791.54
2007 1,130 24,580 2,776 834.57
2008 1,108 25,606 3,158 848.97
2009 1,186 27,929 3,575 842.70
2010 1,389 28,002 3,430 905.96
2011 1,140 28,160 3,178 913.51
2012 1,279 32,446 2,777 979.57
2013 1,911 35,019 3,336 1006.04
2014 1,405 34,112 3,325 1014.26
2015   38,434 3,939 1042.86
Patent Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
2001 534 37 4,798 22 13 67
2002 615 38 3,874 25 18 65
2003 802 35 4,329 21 108 50
2004 819 34 4,554 21 102 55
2005 891 36 5,449 18 109 53
2006 1,040 33 5,221 18 109 52
2007 945 33 5,873 19 185 49
2008 902 33 5,839 18 206 49
2009 1,025 35 4,832 18 161 53
2010 1,214 35 723 37 175 53
2011 927 38 2,997 25 213 53
2012 1,020 36 5,726 18 259 50
2013 1,572 30 5,832 19 339 46
2014 1,006 34 6,924 17 399 49
2015         366 49
Patent Applications by Top Fields of Technology (2001 - 2015)
Field of Technology Share
Transport 6.89
Furniture, games 6.30
Other consumer goods 5.72
Other special machines 4.82
Computer technology 4.75
Mechanical elements 4.63
Food chemistry 4.51
Civil engineering 4.44
Handling 4.01
Medical technology 3.93
Others 50.00
Patent Grants
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
2001 58 53 738 34    
2002 39 58 1,063 26    
2003 56 59 972 27 55 51
2004 57 53 659 29 24 54
2005 62 56 491 33 22 56
2006 118 50 1,003 26 40 47
2007 118 47 830 26 43 57
2008 62 60 904 29 48 57
2009 59 59 787 30 47 59
2010 306 37 466 33 85 49
2011 143 44 757 31 88 52
2012 57 61 951 26 87 52
2013 68 64 1,081 29 114 53
2014 73 57 1,213 26 125 56
2015 83 55 1,281 26 157 52
Patents in Force
Year Patents in Force Rank
2004    
2005    
2006    
2007    
2008    
2009    
2010 10,201 35
2011 10,578 36
2012 11,065 36
2013 11,211 38
2014 11,623 38
2015    
Utility Model Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
2001 745 12 66 13 2 39
2002 1,148 7 74 8 13 31
2003 1,290 8 54 13 16 33
2004 1,390 9 64 13 3 46
2005 1,561 9 91 12 3 44
2006 1,968 9 94 11 3 42
2007 1,354 9 81 11 9 39
2008 1,423 11 92 14 10 40
2009 1,416 11 51 17 12 38
2010 1,238 12 90 14 14 37
2011 1,234 12 108 14 12 42
2012 1,421 12 65 17 11 41
2013 1,561 12 48 23 39 33
2014 1,666 11 80 18 14 44
2015 2,079 10 85 16 25 37
Trademark Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
2001 16,712 19 9,407 31 584 51
2002 21,518 17 8,591 30 1,591 42
2003 23,335 16 9,714 23 2,150 42
2004 26,414 16 10,554 21 679 57
2005 24,275 18 12,148 16 965 54
2006 21,171 19 12,776 18 1,849 58
2007 20,140 21 13,415 17 4,440 48
2008 21,950 19 13,472 16 3,656 49
2009 24,734 19 11,353 15 3,195 47
2010 24,781 20 12,875 17 3,221 55
2011 23,457 20 15,493 16 4,703 48
2012 27,508 17 17,455 13 4,938 49
2013 27,881 19 18,216 13 7,138 46
2014 27,517 18 18,144 14 6,595 47
2015 33,347 16 18,997 13 5,087 51
Trademark Registrations
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
2001 11,453 12 8,484 26 246 49
2002 13,281 14 9,865 18 226 54
2003 11,440 15 6,543 30 1,467 45
2004 15,918 12 7,614 22 565 50
2005 18,497 12 8,948 20 554 59
2006 15,595 14 8,520 23 2,185 48
2007 14,769 16 9,871 21 2,017 56
2008 12,574 21 9,367 23 3,797 48
2009 11,981 20 10,502 18 3,482 46
2010 13,268 21 8,552 23 4,044 46
2011 11,657 24 7,050 27 3,397 51
2012 11,821 22 8,004 23 3,876 50
2013 11,148 25 8,415 26 4,273 51
2014 11,487 26 9,130 30 6,061 46
2015 11,247 25 9,930 25 4,845 48
Industrial Design Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
2001 1,970 16 692 33 106 27
2002 2,415 14 822 32 41 33
2003 2,624 13 1,007 26 219 33
2004 2,609 12 960 17 182 43
2005 3,367 11 1,178 15 331 39
2006 2,524 14 1,036 17 145 49
2007 2,533 15 988 19 243 45
2008 2,735 14 1,085 18 423 43
2009 3,171 12 702 21 404 42
2010 3,276 13 338 30 154 50
2011 2,905 13 844 20 273 52
2012 2,432 16 1,049 18 345 50
2013 2,774 16 1,028 20 562 48
2014 3,026 13 1,051 20 299 57
2015 3,383 10 1,078 19 556 52
Industrial Design Registrations
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
2001 360 30 360 50 136 26
2002 596 20 768 33 36 33
2003 741 18 579 36 177 31
2004 810 19 518 32 92 53
2005 443 33 326 45 286 42
2006 450 33 307 47 187 43
2007 544 31 332 40 215 46
2008 719 27 1,219 15 320 44
2009         522 42
2010 1,152 18 180 40 163 51
2011 891 23 362 27 252 48
2012 1,428 16 679 22 346 49
2013 1,868 14 990 20 383 51
2014 1,653 18 824 20 364 51
2015 2,476 12 1,235 16 540 50
International Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties
Year PCT System Rank Madrid System Rank Hague System Rank
2001 3 71 1 61    
2002 9 61        
2003 7 62        
2004 12 57 1 78    
2005 9 63 1 80    
2006 11 65 1 79    
2007 6 75 1 79    
2008 17 59 1 79    
2009 20 61 2 75    
2010 72 43 3 76    
2011 67 43 2 77    
2012 65 44 9 61 1 42
2013 69 45 6 69    
2014 68 45 7 74    
2015 133 40 2 91    
PCT Top Applicants (Publication Year = 2015)
Applicant Publication Rank
HOYA LENS THAILAND LTD 20 1035
SCG CHEMICALS CO., LTD. 8 2415
EQUATOR PURE NATURE COMPANY LIMITED 4 4365
ADITYA BIRLA CHEMICALS (THAILAND) LTD 3 5606
PTT PUBLIC COMPANY LIMITED 3 5606
AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT AGENCY (PUBLIC ORGANIZATION) 2 7748
NATIONAL SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT AGENCY 2 7748
UNIVENTURES PUBLIC COMPANY LIMITED 2 7748
ASIAN PHYTOCEUTICALS PUBLIC COMPANY LIMITED 1 13039
CEMENTHAI CERAMICS CO., LTD. 1 13039
PCT National Phase Entry (Direct and via Regional Office)
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
2001         9 52
2002         12 55
2003         10 63
2004         7 71
2005         5 76
2006         12 64
2007         23 70
2008         37 61
2009         30 60
2010 12 44     39 61
2011 24 40 2,126 23 48 61
2012 7 51 4,786 16 113 50
2013 538 19 5,066 16 148 45
2014 10 54 6,103 13 196 48
2015         126 50
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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