Statistical Country Profiles

Benin

Population (Million): 11.48 (2018)

Gross Domestic Product (Billion US$)(Constant 2011 US$ (PPP)): 24.71 (2018)

 

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

Year

Patent

Trademark (class count)

Industrial Design (design count)

GDP (Constant 2011 US$)

2009

 

 

 

16.39

2010

 

 

 

16.73

2011

112

 

 

17.23

2012

112

 

 

18.06

2013

 

 

 

19.36

2014

103

 

 

20.58

2015

85

 

 

21.02

2016

68

 

 

21.85

2017

52

 

 

23.12

2018

85

 

 

24.71

 

Patent

Patent Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

 

 

 

2010

 

 

 

2011

7

 

105

2012

7

 

105

2013

 

 

 

2014

6

 

97

2015

5

 

80

2016

4

 

64

2017

3

 

49

2018

5

 

80

Patent Grants

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

 

 

 

2010

 

 

 

2011

 

 

 

2012

 

 

 

2013

 

 

 

2014

6

 

96

2015

4

 

64

2016

3

 

48

2017

8

 

128

2018

3

 

48

Patents in Force

Year

Patent in force

2009

 

2010

 

2011

 

2012

 

2013

 

2014

 

2015

 

2016

 

2017

 

2018

 

Utility Model Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

 

 

 

2010

 

 

 

2011

 

 

 

2012

 

 

 

2013

 

 

 

2014

 

 

 

2015

 

 

 

2016

 

 

 

2017

 

 

 

2018

 

 

 

 

Trademark (class count)

Number of Classes Specified in Trademark Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

 

 

 

2010

 

 

54

2011

 

 

6

2012

 

 

112

2013

 

 

5

2014

203

 

3,448

2015

172

 

3,234

2016

206

 

3,305

2017

178

 

2,867

2018

172

 

2,935

Number of Classes Specified in Trademark Registrations

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

 

 

54

2010

 

 

5

2011

 

 

 

2012

 

 

 

2013

 

 

3

2014

3

 

106

2015

 

 

508

2016

 

 

90

2017

150

 

2,406

2018

214

 

3,676

 

Industrial Design (design count)

Number of Designs in Industrial Design Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

 

 

 

2010

 

 

 

2011

6

 

91

2012

7

 

105

2013

4

 

 

2014

12

 

176

2015

12

 

128

2016

3

 

48

2017

4

 

64

2018

3

 

48

Number of Designs in Industrial Design Registrations

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

 

 

 

2010

 

 

 

2011

 

 

 

2012

 

 

1

2013

 

 

1

2014

 

 

 

2015

5

 

80

2016

7

 

48

2017

4

 

64

2018

3

 

48

 

International Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties

Applications Under the WIPO Systems

Year

PCT

Madrid

Hague

2009

 

 

 

2010

 

 

 

2011

 

 

 

2012

 

 

 

2013

 

 

2

2014

1

 

1

2015

 

 

2

2016

 

 

 

2017

 

 

 

2018

 

 

 

PCT National Phase Entry (Direct and via Regional Office)

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

 

 

 

2010

 

 

 

2011

 

 

 

2012

 

 

 

2013

 

 

 

2014

 

 

96

2015

 

 

 

2016

 

 

 

2017

 

 

 

2018

 

 

 

 

PCT Top Applicants

PCT Applicant

2016

2017

2018

 

Madrid Top Applicants

Madrid Applicant

2016

2017

2018

 

Hague Top Applicants

Hague Applicant

2016

2017

2018

 

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.
• Benin is a member of the African Intellectual Property Organization (OAPI). Patent filings by residents of this country at OAPI 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.