Statistical Country Profiles

Viet Nam

Population (Million): 92.7 (2016) (Rank = 15)

Gross Domestic Product (Billion US$)(Constant 2011 US$ (PPP)): 552.06 (2016) (Rank = 33)

IP Filings (Resident + Abroad, Including Regional) and Economy
Year Patent Trademark Industrial Design GDP (Constant 2011 US$)
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 24,629 1,731 436.08
2013 497 26,261 1,398 459.72
2014 561 28,231 1,592 487.23
2015 679 32,213 1,677 519.78
2016 632 36,919 1,995 552.06
Patent Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
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 60 2,995 26 14 101
2009 258 55 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 43 4,451 21 97 77
2016 560 45 4,668 21 72 85
Patent Applications by Top Fields of Technology (2002 - 2016)
Field of Technology Share
Furniture, games 14.78
Medical technology 6.85
Textile and paper machines 6.64
Civil engineering 5.57
Engines, pumps, turbines 5.14
Basic materials chemistry 4.93
Optics 4.50
Transport 3.85
Computer technology 3.85
Other special machines 3.85
Others 40.04
Patent Grants
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
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 65 627 33 2 108
2009 29 64 677 32 2 108
2010 29 65 793 30 4 103
2011 48 66 958 28 5 97
2012 52 65 1,016 25 4 103
2013 59 65 1,123 26 11 90
2014 36 66 1,361 22 24 92
2015 63 62 1,325 25 25 87
2016 76 59 1,347 28 42 80
Patents in Force
Year Patents in Force Rank
2004    
2005    
2006    
2007    
2008    
2009    
2010 9,103 40
2011 9,990 41
2012 11,524 39
2013 10,615 43
2014 14,593 41
2015 16,149 39
2016 14,398 40
Utility Model Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
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
2016 326 24 152 11 1 90
Trademark Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
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 26 428 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 10,599 22 1,038 74
2011 22,376 21 9,625 25 1,790 65
2012 22,813 20 10,950 23 1,816 66
2013 24,629 20 10,999 24 1,632 69
2014 26,563 19 11,753 22 1,668 79
2015 30,476 17 12,085 20 1,737 74
2016 34,971 18 13,944 21 1,948 74
Trademark Registrations
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
2002 3,386 34 3,744 59 171 60
2003 4,907 28 4,304 52 388 66
2004 5,444 26 4,412 50 290 61
2005 6,427 27 5,972 39 469 61
2006 6,335 27 5,588 41 635 70
2007 10,660 20 9,576 23 566 75
2008 15,826 17 12,424 20 894 72
2009 16,232 16 10,663 18 742 78
2010 12,732 23 8,641 24 1,130 73
2011 15,879 18 10,758 23 1,511 66
2012 15,319 18 8,865 21 1,637 63
2013 14,504 18 10,596 21 1,203 69
2014 15,378 20 10,871 26 1,654 72
2015 14,209 21 10,802 25 1,305 73
2016 13,672 22 10,445 24 1,493 72
Industrial Design Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
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 8 108
2015 1,606 21 839 23 71 76
2016 1,851 20 1,017 19 144 65
Industrial Design Registrations
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
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
2016 876 25 578 26 53 84
International Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties
Year PCT System Rank Madrid System Rank Hague System Rank
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 43    
2010 9 73 57 43    
2011 18 62 65 44    
2012 13 67 82 42    
2013 18 63 71 45 1 46
2014 7 75 77 49 1 49
2015 21 65 78 48    
2016 10 74 100 42 1 50
PCT Top Applicants (Publication Year = 2016)
Applicant Publication Rank
FUVI MECHANICAL TECHNOLOGY COMPANY LIMITED 1 13862
HAPPINESS ANGEL SERVICE AND TRADING COMPANY LIMITED 1 13862
NITORI FURNITURE VIETNAM EPE 1 13862
PCT National Phase Entry (Direct and via Regional Office)
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
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 60 3,061 20 34 73
2014 5 61 3,498 20 38 76
2015 7 53 3,928 18 50 65
2016 2 58 4,070 17 18 77
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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