Statistical Country Profiles

Barbados

Population (Million): 0.29 (2017)

Gross Domestic Product (Billion US$)(Constant 2011 US$ (PPP)): 4.85 (2017)

 

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

Year

Patent

Trademark

Industrial Design

GDP (Constant 2011 US$)

2008

789

2,974

423

4.77

2009

 

2,100

 

4.58

2010

 

3,331

366

4.59

2011

 

3,471

213

4.62

2012

 

1,905

321

4.64

2013

563

2,139

81

4.64

2014

474

4,959

 

4.64

2015

 

3,441

942

4.68

2016

 

4,446

1,750

4.77

2017

 

2,838

1,572

4.85

 

Patent

Patent Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2008

1

84

788

2009

 

79

525

2010

 

88

414

2011

 

71

418

2012

 

36

367

2013

3

39

560

2014

1

38

473

2015

 

45

397

2016

 

41

357

2017

 

 

466

Patent Grants

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2008

 

 

257

2009

 

 

329

2010

 

 

378

2011

 

6

436

2012

 

16

402

2013

 

9

362

2014

 

3

266

2015

 

10

288

2016

 

26

366

2017

 

 

365

Patents in Force

Year

Patent in force

2008

60

2009

59

2010

57

2011

61

2012

 

2013

 

2014

 

2015

 

2016

 

2017

 

Utility Model Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2008

 

 

 

2009

 

 

 

2010

 

 

 

2011

 

 

1

2012

 

 

 

2013

 

 

4

2014

 

 

1

2015

 

 

5

2016

 

 

7

2017

 

 

3

 

Trademark

Number of Classes Specified in Trademark Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2008

297

1,079

2,677

2009

168

808

1,932

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

3,282

2016

202

892

4,244

2017

21

840

2,817

Number of Classes Specified in Trademark Registrations

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2008

50

414

2,939

2009

31

436

2,870

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

2,492

2017

21

300

3,190

 

Industrial Design

Number of Designs in Industrial Design Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2008

1

4

422

2009

 

4

296

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

Number of Designs in Industrial Design Registrations

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2008

1

1

421

2009

 

1

179

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

 

International Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties

Applications Under the WIPO Systems

Year

PCT

Madrid

Hague

2008

249

1

 

2009

95

3

 

2010

86

 

 

2011

111

4

 

2012

168

 

 

2013

149

4

 

2014

173

9

 

2015

125

9

 

2016

114

3

 

2017

67

4

 

PCT National Phase Entry (Direct and via Regional Office)

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2008

 

84

627

2009

 

79

471

2010

 

88

307

2011

 

71

305

2012

 

36

271

2013

 

39

455

2014

 

38

364

2015

 

45

324

2016

 

41

265

2017

 

 

344

 

PCT Top Applicants

PCT Applicant

2015

2016

2017

SYNAPTIVE MEDICAL (BARBADOS) INC.

7

55

38

MARVELL WORLD TRADE LTD.

74

24

37

HELEN OF TROY LIMITED

10

7

13

COOPERVISION INTERNATIONAL HOLDING COMPANY, LP

5

13

6

SENTIENT TECHNOLOGIES (BARBADOS) LIMITED

1

1

6

LIFESCI PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.

 

1

4

SANSA CORPORATION (BARBADOS) INC.

1

5

3

GENESIS TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED

 

 

2

CRYPTOMILL INC.

1

 

1

MARVELL ISRAEL (MISL) LTD.

 

 

1

 

Madrid Top Applicants

Madrid Applicant

2015

2016

2017

COOPERVISION INTERNATIONAL HOLDING COMPANY, LP

9

1

2

CHC HELICOPTERS (BARBADOS) LIMITED

 

 

1

CLEARLY IP HOLDINGS, SRL

 

2

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.
• 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.