Statistical Country Profiles



Bahrain

Population (Million): 1.64 (2019)

Gross Domestic Product (Billion US$)(Constant 2017 US$ (PPP)): 73.90 (2019)

 

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

Year

Patent

Trademark (class count)

Industrial Design (design count)

GDP (Constant 2017 US$)

2010

 

 

 

55.36

2011

21

1,568

 

56.46

2012

55

849

11

58.56

2013

19

1,496

10

61.74

2014

21

963

11

64.42

2015

41

1,001

8

66.27

2016

33

1,226

109

68.57

2017

51

975

26

71.18

2018

47

953

5

72.57

2019

79

1,474

9

73.90

 

Patent

Patent Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2010

 

 

17

2011

3

139

18

2012

10

161

45

2013

4

167

15

2014

7

199

14

2015

10

185

31

2016

8

171

25

2017

13

237

38

2018

15

219

32

2019

7

322

72

Patent Grants

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2010

 

 

1

2011

 

 

1

2012

2

 

1

2013

 

 

8

2014

 

 

3

2015

 

 

2

2016

 

 

10

2017

 

 

17

2018

 

15

7

2019

 

74

6

Patents in Force

Year

Patents in Force

2010

 

2011

 

2012

132

2013

120

2014

109

2015

93

2016

66

2017

53

2018

60

2019

130

Utility Model Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2010

 

 

 

2011

 

 

 

2012

 

 

 

2013

 

 

 

2014

 

 

 

2015

 

 

 

2016

 

 

 

2017

 

 

 

2018

 

 

 

2019

 

 

 

 

Trademark (class count)

Number of Classes Specified in Trademark Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2010

 

 

2,265

2011

269

9,203

1,299

2012

310

9,191

539

2013

429

12,973

1,067

2014

415

9,823

548

2015

380

10,317

621

2016

371

10,841

855

2017

253

9,169

722

2018

305

12,183

648

2019

347

11,935

1,127

Number of Classes Specified in Trademark Registrations

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2010

 

 

1,662

2011

422

10,496

1,414

2012

198

8,600

463

2013

215

10,579

793

2014

130

8,193

948

2015

119

8,953

377

2016

182

11,919

879

2017

461

12,758

664

2018

199

13,031

563

2019

208

12,702

854

 

Industrial Design (design count)

Number of Designs in Industrial Design Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2010

 

 

 

2011

 

53

4

2012

9

61

2

2013

10

48

 

2014

11

42

 

2015

3

61

5

2016

23

67

86

2017

26

53

 

2018

5

79

 

2019

7

55

2

Number of Designs in Industrial Design Registrations

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2010

 

 

 

2011

 

4

 

2012

2

75

 

2013

 

 

 

2014

5

59

 

2015

3

35

1

2016

21

70

85

2017

37

110

1

2018

13

58

1

2019

6

89

1

 

International Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties

Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties

Year

PCT System

Madrid System

Hague System

2011

 

10

 

2012

1

 

 

2013

2

 

 

2014

2

 

 

2015

5

2

 

2016

6

1

 

2017

1

 

 

2018

1

1

 

2019

2

 

 

2020

2

2

 

PCT National Phase Entry (Direct and via Regional Office)

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2010

 

 

 

2011

 

136

 

2012

 

160

4

2013

3

167

3

2014

 

196

3

2015

 

185

20

2016

 

170

4

2017

 

229

5

2018

 

213

3

2019

2

314

47

 

PCT Top Applicants

Applicant

2018

2019

2020

AIN MEEM CONSULTANCY

 

 

1

TANMIA FOR OIL AND GAS CONSTRUCTION WLL LTD.

 

 

1

 

Madrid Top Applicants

Applicant

2018

2019

2020

GULF AIR B.S.C.

 

 

2

 

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.
• Bahrain is a member of the Patent Office of the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf (GCC Patent Office). Patent filings by residents of this country at GCC Patent Office 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. 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.