Statistical Country Profiles

United Arab Emirates

Population (Million): 9.63 (2018)

Gross Domestic Product (Billion US$)(Constant 2011 US$ (PPP)): 641.58 (2018)

 

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

Year

Patent

Trademark (class count)

Industrial Design (design count)

GDP (Constant 2011 US$)

2009

 

 

 

465.89

2010

 

 

 

473.35

2011

224

18,920

443

506.16

2012

272

18,464

1,125

528.86

2013

416

27,435

2,044

555.58

2014

392

30,488

1,749

580.02

2015

525

33,881

 

609.40

2016

 

33,443

 

627.61

2017

719

38,180

 

632.57

2018

734

32,797

 

641.58

 

Patent

Patent Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

 

 

101

2010

 

 

136

2011

26

1,325

198

2012

26

1,331

246

2013

30

1,408

386

2014

49

1,443

343

2015

41

1,738

484

2016

 

 

703

2017

85

1,748

634

2018

91

1,727

643

Patent Grants

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

 

 

23

2010

 

 

28

2011

2

98

35

2012

1

39

50

2013

1

62

101

2014

3

110

117

2015

2

177

104

2016

 

 

142

2017

 

 

257

2018

12

450

308

Patents in Force

Year

Patent in force

2009

 

2010

 

2011

 

2012

 

2013

451

2014

561

2015

653

2016

673

2017

874

2018

1,302

Utility Model Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

 

 

3

2010

 

 

2

2011

 

 

20

2012

 

 

4

2013

 

1

3

2014

 

1

9

2015

 

2

5

2016

 

 

9

2017

 

17

8

2018

1

10

22

 

Trademark (class count)

Number of Classes Specified in Trademark Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

 

 

8,193

2010

 

 

10,866

2011

3,208

12,851

15,712

2012

4,130

12,668

14,334

2013

5,293

13,454

22,142

2014

6,992

13,329

23,496

2015

6,425

14,990

27,456

2016

5,199

13,578

28,244

2017

6,075

12,967

32,105

2018

4,711

13,739

28,086

Number of Classes Specified in Trademark Registrations

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

 

 

14,477

2010

 

 

9,923

2011

2,988

20,363

13,033

2012

2,181

7,801

13,021

2013

2,570

10,766

19,318

2014

5,522

13,518

18,703

2015

5,675

11,417

18,530

2016

3,674

13,053

24,674

2017

4,601

21,548

26,008

2018

4,744

17,678

24,478

 

Industrial Design (design count)

Number of Designs in Industrial Design Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

 

 

154

2010

 

 

159

2011

44

455

399

2012

25

434

1,100

2013

62

478

1,982

2014

91

713

1,658

2015

 

 

538

2016

 

 

758

2017

 

 

884

2018

 

 

1,663

Number of Designs in Industrial Design Registrations

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

 

 

144

2010

 

 

169

2011

2

148

201

2012

5

261

1,165

2013

3

212

1,752

2014

6

362

1,759

2015

 

 

531

2016

 

 

785

2017

 

 

862

2018

 

 

1,621

 

International Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties

Applications Under the WIPO Systems

Year

PCT

Madrid

Hague

2009

29

8

1

2010

41

5

1

2011

43

7

 

2012

52

7

 

2013

58

13

 

2014

99

26

1

2015

77

36

 

2016

81

19

 

2017

95

20

1

2018

92

32

1

PCT National Phase Entry (Direct and via Regional Office)

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

 

 

28

2010

 

 

49

2011

 

1,238

53

2012

 

1,253

79

2013

 

1,334

145

2014

 

1,383

77

2015

 

1,651

163

2016

 

 

341

2017

36

1,708

212

2018

9

1,655

192

 

PCT Top Applicants

PCT Applicant

2016

2017

2018

KHALIFA UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND RESEARCH

12

9

12

POLARCUS DMCC

1

1

6

ABU DHABI POLYMERS COMPANY LIMITED (BOROUGE)

11

3

4

DARK MATTER L.L.C.

 

 

4

DUBAI ALUMINIUM PJSC

3

12

4

NSV GROUP FZCO

 

 

4

PETROLEUM INSTITUTE

1

5

2

7CS EURASIA FZE

 

 

1

ABF TECHNOLOGY DWC-LLC

 

 

1

ABU DHABI GAS INDUSTRIES LTD. (GASCO)

 

 

1

 

Madrid Top Applicants

Madrid Applicant

2016

2017

2018

B C U TRADING L.L.C

 

1

3

EKSEPTION LIMITED

 

 

3

JEAN GURUNLIAN

 

 

3

LEVEL (FZE)

 

 

3

DDS PHARMA LTD

 

 

2

JOHN RENALDO ELLIS

 

 

2

LLC EAST RAY TRADING COMPANY

 

 

2

YUSUF ISLAM

 

2

2

CHANNEL TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED

 

 

1

COLLARO VALENTE ENNIO

 

 

1

 

Hague Top Applicants

Hague Applicant

2016

2017

2018

PARAMOUNT GROUP LIMITED

 

2

1

 

Source: WIPO statistics database. Last updated: 10/2019

• 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.