Statistical Country Profiles



Barbados

Population (Million): 0.29 (2021)

Gross Domestic Product (Billion US$)(Constant 2017 US$ (PPP)): 3.88 (2021)

 

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

Year

Patent

Trademark (class count)

Industrial Design (design count)

GDP (Constant 2017 US$)

2012

 

1,905

321

4.35

2013

563

2,138

81

4.29

2014

475

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

 

 

 

4.48

2019

 

3,414

 

4.45

2020

667

3,351

 

3.83

2021

767

17,043

 

3.88

 

Patent

Patent Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2012

 

36

367

2013

3

39

560

2014

1

38

474

2015

 

45

397

2016

 

41

357

2017

 

 

466

2018

 

 

825

2019

 

31

755

2020

29

 

638

2021

73

 

694

Patent Grants

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2012

 

16

402

2013

 

9

362

2014

 

3

266

2015

 

10

288

2016

 

26

366

2017

 

 

365

2018

 

 

406

2019

 

 

589

2020

 

 

489

2021

 

 

466

Patents in Force

Year

Patents in Force

2012

 

2013

 

2014

 

2015

 

2016

 

2017

 

2018

 

2019

 

2020

 

2021

 

Utility Model Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2012

 

 

 

2013

 

 

4

2014

 

 

1

2015

 

 

5

2016

 

 

7

2017

 

 

3

2018

 

 

10

2019

 

 

16

2020

 

 

6

2021

 

 

20

 

Trademark (class count)

Number of Classes Specified in Trademark Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2012

196

1,202

1,709

2013

223

959

1,915

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

3,182

2020

147

752

3,204

2021

194

793

16,849

Number of Classes Specified in Trademark Registrations

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

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

 

 

2,905

2020

 

 

3,066

2021

 

 

14,014

 

Industrial Design (design count)

Number of Designs in Industrial Design Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

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

2020

 

 

3,860

2021

 

 

1,608

Number of Designs in Industrial Design Registrations

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2012

3

 

291

2013

 

 

102

2014

 

 

105

2015

1

2

816

2016

1

 

1,580

2017

 

 

1,462

2018

 

 

1,939

2019

 

 

1,336

2020

 

 

3,943

2021

 

 

1,277

 

International Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties

Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties

Year

PCT System

Madrid System

Hague System

2012

168

 

 

2013

149

4

 

2014

173

9

 

2015

125

9

 

2016

114

3

 

2017

67

4

 

2018

83

3

 

2019

59

2

 

2020

38

10

 

2021

29

25

 

PCT National Phase Entry (Direct and via Regional Office)

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2012

 

36

271

2013

 

39

455

2014

 

38

365

2015

 

45

324

2016

 

41

265

2017

 

 

344

2018

 

 

342

2019

 

31

182

2020

29

 

106

2021

73

 

103

 

PCT Top Applicants

Applicant

2019

2020

2021

DELPHI TECHNOLOGIES IP LIMITED

26

17

12

EVOLUTION OPTIKS LIMITED

3

5

9

HELEN OF TROY LIMITED

7

3

4

APTIV TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED

10

15

1

BITT INC.

 

 

1

KITARU INNOVATIONS INC.

 

 

1

PS THERAPY LTD.

 

 

1

 

Madrid Top Applicants

Applicant

2019

2020

2021

MARK ANTHONY INTERNATIONAL SRL

 

4

22

HELEN OF TROY LIMITED

 

3

2

BYNOE, TOMILSON

 

 

1

SX2 INTERNATIONAL VENTURES INC.

 

 

1

 

Hague Top Applicants

Applicant

2019

2020

2021

 

Source: WIPO statistics database; last updated: 11/2022

• 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.