Statistical Country Profiles

Albania

Population (Million): 2.87 (2018)

Gross Domestic Product (Billion US$)(Constant 2011 US$ (PPP)): 35.27 (2018)

 

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

Year

Patent

Trademark (class count)

Industrial Design (design count)

GDP (Constant 2011 US$)

2009

 

 

 

27.89

2010

 

 

21

28.92

2011

4

494

16

29.66

2012

 

 

 

30.08

2013

 

1,918

719

30.38

2014

18

990

914

30.91

2015

21

1,209

 

31.60

2016

52

2,639

 

32.66

2017

18

2,012

 

33.92

2018

18

2,427

 

35.27

 

Patent

Patent Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

 

361

4

2010

 

 

3

2011

3

8

1

2012

 

 

1

2013

 

4

27

2014

13

3

5

2015

14

5

7

2016

22

5

30

2017

16

8

2

2018

15

3

3

Patent Grants

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

 

 

 

2010

 

 

 

2011

1

20

 

2012

 

 

 

2013

3

7

2

2014

3

2

 

2015

9

1

3

2016

5

 

1

2017

 

 

1

2018

9

3

3

Patents in Force

Year

Patent in force

2009

 

2010

349

2011

64

2012

 

2013

 

2014

 

2015

 

2016

1,645

2017

4,946

2018

5,021

Utility Model Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

1

 

 

2010

 

1

 

2011

 

 

 

2012

 

 

 

2013

 

 

 

2014

1

 

 

2015

 

1

 

2016

3

1

2

2017

1

 

 

2018

1

1

 

 

Trademark (class count)

Number of Classes Specified in Trademark Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

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

6,889

1,721

2017

1,232

7,150

780

2018

1,542

7,143

885

Number of Classes Specified in Trademark Registrations

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

 

 

65

2010

 

 

11

2011

297

8,716

72

2012

 

 

55

2013

 

 

146

2014

 

 

491

2015

389

8,058

368

2016

794

7,325

673

2017

639

8,113

344

2018

843

8,111

561

 

Industrial Design (design count)

Number of Designs in Industrial Design Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

 

 

 

2010

21

836

 

2011

16

787

 

2012

 

 

1,074

2013

35

959

684

2014

16

847

898

2015

 

 

 

2016

 

 

103

2017

 

 

10

2018

 

 

31

Number of Designs in Industrial Design Registrations

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

 

 

 

2010

 

 

 

2011

 

 

1

2012

 

 

 

2013

 

 

897

2014

6

885

1,158

2015

 

 

39

2016

 

 

78

2017

5

785

67

2018

 

 

32

 

International Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties

Applications Under the WIPO Systems

Year

PCT

Madrid

Hague

2009

 

 

 

2010

1

 

 

2011

 

2

 

2012

2

2

2

2013

1

4

2

2014

1

8

6

2015

2

6

 

2016

 

1

2

2017

7

12

 

2018

 

13

1

PCT National Phase Entry (Direct and via Regional Office)

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

 

12

2

2010

 

 

2

2011

 

6

 

2012

 

 

1

2013

 

3

1

2014

 

2

3

2015

 

2

 

2016

 

2

15

2017

 

 

1

2018

 

3

 

 

PCT Top Applicants

PCT Applicant

2016

2017

2018

 

Madrid Top Applicants

Madrid Applicant

2016

2017

2018

SAI GROUP ALBANIA NUIS K91914010K

 

 

3

DAST SHA

 

 

2

ALBANIAN WINE & SPIRITS DISTRIBUTION / TIRANE

 

 

1

ANDON FILIPI

 

 

1

ARSENI SHPK

 

 

1

BIBITA GROUP

 

 

1

BIRRA PEJA ALBANIA SH.P.K.

 

 

1

FOOD PROMOTION SHPK.

 

 

1

URIM VATA

 

 

1

VADIA COSMETICS SH.P.K

 

2

1

 

Hague Top Applicants

Hague Applicant

2016

2017

2018

BIBITA GROUP SHPK

 

1

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.
• 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.