Statistical Country Profiles

Viet Nam

Population (Million): 91.7 (2015) (Rank = 14)

Gross Domestic Product (Billion US$)(Constant 2011 US$ (PPP)): 519.78 (2015) (Rank = 31)

IP Filings (Resident + Abroad, Including Regional) and Economy
Year Patent Trademark Industrial Design GDP (Constant 2011 US$)
2001 53 3,229 813 218.44
2002 69 7,098 595 232.25
2003 81 9,023 449 248.27
2004 109 10,997 686 266.98
2005 183 13,399 990 287.13
2006 202 16,499 1,156 307.16
2007 232 20,226 1,392 329.06
2008 218 21,890 1,172 347.69
2009 264 23,316 1,566 366.46
2010 325 22,253 1,271 390.00
2011 322 24,166 1,273 414.34
2012 426 24,559 1,731 436.08
2013 497 26,257 1,398 459.72
2014 561 28,231 1,592 487.23
2015 679 31,806 1,677 519.78
Patent Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
2001 52 72 1,234 33 1 97
2002 69 68 1,142 34    
2003 78 66 1,072 34 3 123
2004 103 65 1,328 32 6 108
2005 180 58 1,767 30 3 122
2006 196 57 1,970 29 6 94
2007 219 59 2,641 26 13 98
2008 204 59 2,995 26 14 101
2009 258 54 2,632 24 6 111
2010 306 51 3,276 22 19 96
2011 300 50 3,260 22 22 102
2012 382 45 3,423 22 44 84
2013 443 47 3,552 23 54 80
2014 487 47 3,960 23 74 81
2015 582 42 4,451 21 97 76
Patent Applications by Top Fields of Technology (2001 - 2015)
Field of Technology Share
Furniture, games 13.79
Medical technology 6.90
Civil engineering 6.63
Textile and paper machines 5.84
Engines, pumps, turbines 5.57
Optics 4.51
Other special machines 4.24
Computer technology 3.98
Transport 3.71
Basic materials chemistry 3.45
Others 41.38
Patent Grants
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
2001 7 77 776 32    
2002 9 77 734 32    
2003 17 65 757 31 2 105
2004 22 63 676 28 1 100
2005 27 64 641 28 2 88
2006 44 65 625 30    
2007 34 61 691 27    
2008 39 64 627 33 2 108
2009 29 63 677 32 2 108
2010 29 64 793 30 4 103
2011 48 65 958 28 5 97
2012 52 64 1,016 25 4 103
2013 59 65 1,123 27 11 93
2014 36 67 1,361 23 24 92
2015 63 60 1,325 25 25 87
Patents in Force
Year Patents in Force Rank
2004    
2005    
2006    
2007    
2008    
2009    
2010 9,103 37
2011 9,990 37
2012 11,524 34
2013 10,615 39
2014 14,593 37
2015 16,149 33
Utility Model Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
2001 35 31 47 15    
2002 67 26 64 11    
2003 76 27 51 14    
2004 103 27 62 14    
2005 182 24 66 15 1 60
2006 160 26 76 14 2 50
2007 120 26 100 10    
2008 116 30 168 12    
2009 133 30 120 12    
2010 215 24 40 23 2 62
2011 193 27 54 23 1 79
2012 199 24 46 21 1 82
2013 226 25 47 24    
2014 246 23 126 12    
2015 310 22 140 10 4 65
Trademark Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
2001 3,095 51 5,317 52 134 80
2002 6,560 32 4,081 61 538 55
2003 8,599 26 5,422 49 424 70
2004 10,641 25 6,499 39 356 67
2005 12,884 24 7,247 36 515 64
2006 16,071 23 9,730 27 428 84
2007 19,653 23 11,340 21 573 83
2008 20,832 20 10,905 22 1,058 70
2009 22,378 21 9,773 21 938 74
2010 21,215 21 10,598 22 1,038 74
2011 22,376 21 9,625 25 1,790 65
2012 22,813 20 10,949 23 1,746 68
2013 24,629 20 10,999 24 1,628 68
2014 26,563 19 11,752 22 1,668 79
2015 30,476 17 12,066 20 1,330 84
Trademark Registrations
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
2001 2,085 36 3,696 56 108 62
2002 3,386 34 3,500 59 154 62
2003 4,907 28 3,995 51 359 66
2004 5,444 26 4,037 51 264 61
2005 6,427 27 5,537 38 369 63
2006 6,335 27 5,049 40 628 70
2007 10,660 20 8,754 24 567 75
2008 15,826 17 11,622 21 890 71
2009 16,232 16 9,961 19 734 77
2010 12,732 23 7,884 25 1,103 73
2011 15,879 18 9,835 23 1,475 65
2012 15,319 17 7,887 24 1,546 64
2013 14,504 18 9,585 21 1,170 70
2014 15,378 20 9,741 26 1,615 71
2015 14,209 21 9,759 28 1,228 73
Industrial Design Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
2001 810 24 242 60 3 80
2002 595 28 235 59    
2003 447 33 233 50 2 84
2004 686 28 286 52    
2005 889 27 446 38 101 62
2006 1,105 22 490 35 51 65
2007 1,338 20 567 25 54 67
2008 1,088 26 648 23 84 60
2009 1,430 19 469 24 136 54
2010 1,206 22 511 22 65 63
2011 1,197 21 636 24 76 69
2012 1,351 21 461 27 380 49
2013 1,362 22 733 24 36 82
2014 1,584 22 727 24 8 109
2015 1,606 21 839 23 71 76
Industrial Design Registrations
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
2001 333 31 43 66 2 76
2002 368 29 9 76    
2003 359 32 109 56 1 86
2004 412 31 235 52    
2005 508 30 218 53 75 65
2006 678 27 497 33 75 61
2007 896 23 474 28 59 64
2008 908 22 429 28 27 80
2009 747 24 489 22 29 76
2010 861 27 323 26 85 58
2011 825 25 344 30 71 63
2012 710 28 466 25 159 59
2013 852 25 496 25 79 69
2014 984 22 650 25 38 79
2015 842 27 544 26 92 68
International Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties
Year PCT System Rank Madrid System Rank Hague System Rank
2001     7 46    
2002 2 79 31 38    
2003 7 62 20 43    
2004 2 88 16 48    
2005     29 46    
2006 11 65 21 48    
2007 6 75 30 47    
2008 6 80 57 45    
2009 5 80 47 42    
2010 9 73 57 43    
2011 18 62 65 44    
2012 13 67 80 42    
2013 18 63 70 45 1 46
2014 7 74 77 47 1 49
2015 21 65 63 52    
PCT Top Applicants (Publication Year = 2015)
Applicant Publication Rank
HOYA GLASS DISK VIETNAM II LTD. 1 13039
MYLAN GROUP 1 13039
TOAN GIA ENGINEERING MANUFACTURING AND TRADING SERVICE CO., LTD 1 13039
PCT National Phase Entry (Direct and via Regional Office)
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
2001         1 81
2002            
2003         1 84
2004            
2005         1 89
2006            
2007         3 93
2008         5 87
2009         1 106
2010 1 59 2,979 18 10 85
2011 2 57 2,943 18 13 79
2012 3 54 2,947 20 31 64
2013 2 61 3,061 20 34 73
2014 5 61 3,498 20 38 77
2015 7 53 3,928 18 50 65
Source: WIPO statistics database. Last updated : 11/2016
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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