Statistical Country Profiles



Bahamas

Population (Million): 0.40 (2021)

Gross Domestic Product (Billion US$)(Constant 2017 US$ (PPP)): 12.32 (2021)

 

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

Year

Patent

Trademark (class count)

Industrial Design (design count)

GDP (Constant 2017 US$)

2012

132

8,089

171

13.43

2013

149

6,910

357

13.05

2014

141

5,753

470

13.29

2015

146

6,952

 

13.42

2016

105

4,994

 

13.30

2017

56

8,749

 

13.71

2018

 

 

 

13.96

2019

 

 

 

14.23

2020

 

 

 

10.84

2021

 

 

 

12.32

 

Patent

Patent Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2012

3

83

129

2013

1

75

148

2014

1

113

140

2015

2

68

144

2016

3

34

102

2017

4

48

52

2018

 

 

46

2019

 

 

37

2020

 

 

26

2021

 

 

55

Patent Grants

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2012

1

124

72

2013

 

123

90

2014

 

238

154

2015

 

192

208

2016

 

47

212

2017

 

20

98

2018

 

 

55

2019

 

 

70

2020

 

 

36

2021

 

 

21

Patents in Force

Year

Patents in Force

2012

 

2013

1,039

2014

1,117

2015

1,132

2016

1,077

2017

1,082

2018

 

2019

 

2020

 

2021

 

Utility Model Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2012

 

 

2

2013

 

 

3

2014

 

 

3

2015

 

 

 

2016

 

 

 

2017

 

 

 

2018

 

 

 

2019

 

 

2

2020

 

 

 

2021

 

 

 

 

Trademark (class count)

Number of Classes Specified in Trademark Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2012

45

1,151

8,044

2013

55

948

6,855

2014

170

957

5,583

2015

191

973

6,761

2016

425

981

4,569

2017

199

803

8,550

2018

 

 

8,197

2019

 

 

2,656

2020

 

 

2,791

2021

 

 

1,439

Number of Classes Specified in Trademark Registrations

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2012

3

176

4,809

2013

63

4,682

7,764

2014

27

1,000

3,953

2015

68

1,172

5,737

2016

32

736

4,609

2017

47

1,057

6,627

2018

 

 

3,773

2019

 

 

2,763

2020

 

 

3,419

2021

 

 

1,510

 

Industrial Design (design count)

Number of Designs in Industrial Design Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2012

58

6

113

2013

33

5

324

2014

23

1

447

2015

 

 

138

2016

 

 

103

2017

 

 

8

2018

 

 

619

2019

 

 

23

2020

 

 

20

2021

 

 

7

Number of Designs in Industrial Design Registrations

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2012

58

6

120

2013

33

5

313

2014

23

1

315

2015

 

 

167

2016

 

 

110

2017

 

 

39

2018

 

 

12

2019

 

 

17

2020

 

 

13

2021

 

 

20

 

International Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties

Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties

Year

PCT System

Madrid System

Hague System

2012

14

6

 

2013

10

4

 

2014

20

4

 

2015

10

13

 

2016

5

15

 

2017

5

12

 

2018

4

13

1

2019

4

6

 

2020

7

1

 

2021

4

8

 

PCT National Phase Entry (Direct and via Regional Office)

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2012

 

 

82

2013

 

 

75

2014

 

 

45

2015

 

 

49

2016

 

 

37

2017

 

 

24

2018

 

 

22

2019

 

 

7

2020

 

 

4

2021

 

 

32

 

PCT Top Applicants

Applicant

2019

2020

2021

AQUA GUIDANCE TECHNOLOGIES, LTD.

 

 

4

 

Madrid Top Applicants

Applicant

2019

2020

2021

FIFTY SIX HOPE ROAD MUSIC, LTD.

 

 

5

LEADING EDGE MARKETING, INC.

 

 

2

HERBION INTERNATIONAL 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.