Statistical Country Profiles



Barbados

Population (Million): 0.29 (2019)

Gross Domestic Product (Billion US$)(Constant 2017 US$ (PPP)): 4.49 (2019)

 

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

Year

Patent

Trademark (class count)

Industrial Design (design count)

GDP (Constant 2017 US$)

2010

 

3,331

366

4.40

2011

 

3,471

213

4.37

2012

 

1,905

321

4.35

2013

563

2,139

81

4.29

2014

474

4,959

 

4.28

2015

 

3,447

942

4.39

2016

 

4,464

1,750

4.50

2017

 

2,847

1,572

4.52

2018

 

 

 

4.49

2019

 

3,410

 

4.49

 

Patent

Patent Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2010

 

88

417

2011

 

71

418

2012

 

36

367

2013

3

39

560

2014

1

38

473

2015

 

45

396

2016

 

41

357

2017

 

 

466

2018

 

 

825

2019

 

31

755

Patent Grants

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2010

 

 

378

2011

 

6

436

2012

 

16

402

2013

 

9

362

2014

 

3

266

2015

 

10

288

2016

 

26

366

2017

 

 

365

2018

 

 

406

2019

 

 

589

Patents in Force

Year

Patents in Force

2010

57

2011

61

2012

 

2013

 

2014

 

2015

 

2016

 

2017

 

2018

 

2019

 

Utility Model Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2010

 

 

 

2011

 

 

1

2012

 

 

 

2013

 

 

4

2014

 

 

1

2015

 

 

5

2016

 

 

7

2017

 

 

3

2018

 

 

10

2019

 

 

16

 

Trademark (class count)

Number of Classes Specified in Trademark Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2010

135

1,061

3,196

2011

142

1,229

3,329

2012

196

1,202

1,709

2013

223

959

1,916

2014

246

1,337

4,713

2015

159

1,178

3,288

2016

202

892

4,262

2017

21

840

2,826

2018

 

 

3,318

2019

232

799

3,178

Number of Classes Specified in Trademark Registrations

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2010

28

283

2,272

2011

22

194

2,835

2012

40

358

2,386

2013

26

298

1,871

2014

56

709

2,964

2015

17

164

3,378

2016

18

384

2,494

2017

21

300

3,196

2018

 

 

2,778

2019

 

 

2,901

 

Industrial Design (design count)

Number of Designs in Industrial Design Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2010

2

2

364

2011

3

4

210

2012

3

1

318

2013

2

3

79

2014

 

 

397

2015

1

3

941

2016

3

1

1,747

2017

1

 

1,571

2018

 

 

1,802

2019

 

 

1,277

Number of Designs in Industrial Design Registrations

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2010

1

1

487

2011

3

 

199

2012

3

 

291

2013

 

 

102

2014

 

 

105

2015

1

2

816

2016

1

 

1,580

2017

 

 

1,462

2018

 

 

1,939

2019

 

 

1,336

 

International Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties

Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties

Year

PCT System

Madrid System

Hague System

2011

111

4

 

2012

168

 

 

2013

149

4

 

2014

173

9

 

2015

125

9

 

2016

114

3

 

2017

67

4

 

2018

83

3

 

2019

65

2

 

2020

40

10

 

PCT National Phase Entry (Direct and via Regional Office)

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2010

 

88

310

2011

 

71

305

2012

 

36

271

2013

 

39

455

2014

 

38

364

2015

 

45

323

2016

 

41

265

2017

 

 

344

2018

 

 

342

2019

 

31

182

 

PCT Top Applicants

Applicant

2018

2019

2020

MARVELL WORLD TRADE LTD.

21

30

25

DELPHI TECHNOLOGIES IP LIMITED

34

26

17

APTIV TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED

 

10

15

BOSTON SCIENTIFIC LIMITED

2

3

7

COOPERVISION INTERNATIONAL HOLDING COMPANY, LP

5

4

7

EVOLUTION OPTIKS LIMITED

 

3

5

HELEN OF TROY LIMITED

3

7

3

ECOFAB COVERS INTERNATIONAL INC.

 

 

1

EPS GLOBAL MARKETING LTD.

 

 

1

NUTRACEUTICAL HOLDINGS INC.

 

 

1

 

Madrid Top Applicants

Applicant

2018

2019

2020

MARK ANTHONY INTERNATIONAL SRL

 

 

4

HELEN OF TROY LIMITED

 

 

3

COOPERVISION INTERNATIONAL HOLDING COMPANY, LP

1

1

1

LIGHTHOUSE ENTERPRISES LTD.

 

 

1

 

Hague Top Applicants

Applicant

2018

2019

2020

 

Source: WIPO statistics database; last updated: 03/2021

• 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.
• 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.