Statistical Country Profiles



United Arab Emirates

Population (Million): 9.99 (2021)

Gross Domestic Product (Billion US$)(Constant 2017 US$ (PPP)): 626.06 (2020)

 

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

Year

Patent

Trademark (class count)

Industrial Design (design count)

GDP (Constant 2017 US$)

2012

279

18,464

1,145

524.63

2013

419

27,434

2,058

551.14

2014

392

30,488

1,763

575.45

2015

545

33,878

603

604.57

2016

784

33,457

837

622.61

2017

730

38,200

994

637.38

2018

736

32,806

1,717

644.97

2019

789

33,950

1,172

666.97

2020

837

40,329

624

626.06

2021

655

44,270

1,260

 

 

Patent

Patent Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2012

29

1,327

250

2013

33

1,402

386

2014

49

1,438

343

2015

61

1,714

484

2016

81

1,642

703

2017

96

1,733

634

2018

92

1,723

644

2019

96

1,843

693

2020

71

1,869

766

2021

69

2,354

586

Patent Grants

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2012

 

10

50

2013

1

117

101

2014

3

278

118

2015

2

94

104

2016

3

259

142

2017

14

377

257

2018

11

452

308

2019

11

1,274

378

2020

3

503

292

2021

3

652

373

Patents in Force

Year

Patents in Force

2012

227

2013

270

2014

312

2015

470

2016

652

2017

593

2018

1,139

2019

1,283

2020

2,416

2021

2,705

Utility Model Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2012

 

1

4

2013

 

2

3

2014

 

3

9

2015

 

2

5

2016

3

6

9

2017

 

17

8

2018

1

10

90

2019

 

8

4

2020

4

5

6

2021

 

5

25

 

Trademark (class count)

Number of Classes Specified in Trademark Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2012

4,130

12,668

14,334

2013

5,293

13,454

22,141

2014

6,992

13,329

23,496

2015

6,425

14,990

27,453

2016

5,199

13,578

28,258

2017

6,075

12,967

32,125

2018

4,711

13,739

28,095

2019

5,507

13,043

28,443

2020

6,415

12,205

33,914

2021

8,281

17,305

35,989

Number of Classes Specified in Trademark Registrations

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2012

2,181

7,801

13,022

2013

2,570

10,766

19,318

2014

5,522

13,518

18,703

2015

5,675

11,417

18,527

2016

3,674

13,053

24,673

2017

4,601

21,548

26,008

2018

4,744

17,678

24,486

2019

4,654

16,704

21,056

2020

4,941

11,840

30,176

2021

 

 

32,095

 

Industrial Design (design count)

Number of Designs in Industrial Design Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2012

45

400

1,100

2013

76

468

1,982

2014

107

698

1,656

2015

65

745

538

2016

79

867

758

2017

110

747

884

2018

54

638

1,663

2019

66

857

1,106

2020

52

634

572

2021

103

869

1,157

Number of Designs in Industrial Design Registrations

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2012

1

263

1,165

2013

 

 

1,752

2014

3

235

1,761

2015

1

121

531

2016

6

549

785

2017

 

5

862

2018

124

2,304

1,621

2019

32

653

868

2020

65

1,145

451

2021

57

664

1,435

 

International Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties

Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties

Year

PCT System

Madrid System

Hague System

2012

52

7

 

2013

58

13

 

2014

99

26

1

2015

77

36

 

2016

81

19

 

2017

97

20

1

2018

100

33

1

2019

109

23

3

2020

85

19

1

2021

125

35

3

PCT National Phase Entry (Direct and via Regional Office)

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2012

1

1,252

82

2013

3

1,330

145

2014

4

1,377

77

2015

10

1,646

163

2016

21

1,540

341

2017

27

1,654

212

2018

9

1,654

193

2019

27

1,768

237

2020

19

1,784

326

2021

33

2,207

280

 

PCT Top Applicants

Applicant

2019

2020

2021

Khalifa University Of Science, Technology And Research

13

16

19

Shaheen Innovations Holding Limited

 

1

13

Abu Dhabi National Oil Company

7

10

9

Roads And Transport Authority

 

 

4

University Of Sharjah

2

1

4

Abu Dhabi Oil Refining Company - Takreer

 

 

3

Abu Dhabi Polymers Company Limited (borouge)

6

7

3

United Arab Emirates University

2

8

3

Abu Dhabi Polytechnic

 

 

2

Caracal International L.l.c.

 

 

2

 

Madrid Top Applicants

Applicant

2019

2020

2021

Cc Records

 

1

7

C.g.t Brands Fze,;a Company Incorporated And Registered At;umm Al Quwain Freetrade Zone Authority

 

 

4

Gulbahar Tobacco International Fze

 

 

3

Life Navigator Holding Limited

 

 

2

Noon Education Holding Ltd

 

 

2

Bruno Houn

 

 

1

Daniel Jinnefalt

 

 

1

Equistream Trading Dmcc

 

 

1

Geneirah Group Ltd.

 

 

1

Kunhi Parambath Basheer

 

 

1

 

Hague Top Applicants

Applicant

2019

2020

2021

Cc Records

 

 

2

Zyad Mokrani

 

 

2

 

Source: WIPO statistics database; last updated: 12/2022

• 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 application at the Eurasian Patent Organization (EAPO), the African Intellectual Property Organization (OAPI), the Benelux Office for Intellectual Property (BOIP), the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) or the Patent Office of the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf (GCC Patent Office) is multiplied by the corresponding number of member states ; whereas one application at the European Patent Office (EPO) or the African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO) is counted as one application abroad if the applicant does not reside in a member state, or as one resident application and one application abroad (two applications) if the applicant resides in a member state, due to lack of information on designations.
• United Arab Emirates is a member of the Patent Office of the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf (GCC Patent Office). Patent filings by residents of this country at GCC Patent Office are considered both resident and abroad filings via regional office.
• 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. 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: Department for Economics and Data Analytics, WIPO. Tel.: +41-22-338-91-11, email: ipstats.mail@wipo.int.