Statistical Country Profiles

Albania

Population (Million): 2.87 (2017)

Gross Domestic Product (Billion US$)(Constant 2011 US$ (PPP)): 33.92 (2017)

 

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

Year

Patent

Trademark

Industrial Design

GDP (Constant 2011 US$)

2008

 

 

 

26.98

2009

 

 

 

27.88

2010

 

 

21

28.92

2011

4

494

16

29.66

2012

 

 

 

30.08

2013

 

1,918

934

30.38

2014

18

990

1,169

30.92

2015

21

1,209

 

31.60

2016

 

2,639

 

32.66

2017

 

2,012

 

33.92

 

Patent

Patent Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2008

 

 

2

2009

 

361

4

2010

 

 

3

2011

3

8

1

2012

 

 

1

2013

 

4

27

2014

13

3

5

2015

14

5

7

2016

 

 

30

2017

 

 

2

Patent Grants

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2008

 

 

 

2009

 

 

 

2010

 

 

 

2011

1

20

 

2012

 

 

 

2013

3

7

2

2014

3

2

 

2015

9

1

3

2016

5

 

1

2017

 

 

1

Patents in Force

Year

Patent in force

2008

 

2009

 

2010

349

2011

64

2012

 

2013

 

2014

 

2015

 

2016

1,645

2017

4,946

Utility Model Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2008

 

 

 

2009

1

 

 

2010

 

1

 

2011

 

 

 

2012

 

 

 

2013

 

 

 

2014

1

 

 

2015

 

1

 

2016

3

1

2

2017

1

 

 

 

Trademark

Number of Classes Specified in Trademark Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2008

 

 

22

2009

 

 

51

2010

 

 

357

2011

427

7,942

67

2012

 

 

226

2013

1,521

6,945

397

2014

581

6,567

409

2015

866

6,852

343

2016

918

6,890

1,721

2017

1,232

7,159

780

Number of Classes Specified in Trademark Registrations

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2008

 

 

26

2009

 

 

65

2010

 

 

11

2011

297

8,716

72

2012

 

 

55

2013

 

 

146

2014

 

 

491

2015

389

8,059

368

2016

794

7,304

673

2017

639

8,081

344

 

Industrial Design

Number of Designs in Industrial Design Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2008

 

 

 

2009

 

 

 

2010

21

750

 

2011

16

837

 

2012

 

 

2

2013

35

1,034

899

2014

14

841

1,155

2015

 

 

39

2016

 

 

68

2017

 

 

45

Number of Designs in Industrial Design Registrations

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2008

 

 

 

2009

 

 

 

2010

 

 

 

2011

 

 

1

2012

 

 

 

2013

 

 

897

2014

6

842

1,153

2015

 

 

39

2016

 

 

38

2017

5

773

65

 

International Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties

Applications Under the WIPO Systems

Year

PCT

Madrid

Hague

2008

 

1

 

2009

 

 

 

2010

1

 

 

2011

 

2

 

2012

2

2

2

2013

1

4

1

2014

1

8

4

2015

2

6

2

2016

 

1

2

2017

7

12

 

PCT National Phase Entry (Direct and via Regional Office)

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2008

 

 

2

2009

 

12

2

2010

 

 

2

2011

 

6

 

2012

 

 

1

2013

 

3

1

2014

 

2

3

2015

 

2

 

2016

 

 

15

2017

 

 

1

 

PCT Top Applicants

PCT Applicant

2015

2016

2017

 

Madrid Top Applicants

Madrid Applicant

2015

2016

2017

ALBANIAN DISTRIBUTION&DEVELOPMENT SH.P.K

 

 

2

KAPPA OIL SH.A

 

 

2

VADIA COSMETICS SH.P.K

 

 

2

ALBA EXOTIC FRUIT SHPK

 

 

1

ALBANIAN DISTRIBUTION & DEVELOPMENT SH.P.K

 

 

1

BIBITA GROUP SHPK

 

 

1

MON CHERI SH.P.K

 

 

1

SERVET DAUTI

 

 

1

STS DEVELOPMET SH.P.K.

 

 

1

 

Source: WIPO statistics database. Last updated: 12/2018

• 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.
• Albania is a member of the European Patent Convention from 2010. Patent filings by residents of this country at the European Patent Office (EPO) 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. 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.