Statistical Country Profiles

Bahamas

Population (Million): 0.40 (2017)

Gross Domestic Product (Billion US$)(Constant 2011 US$ (PPP)): 10.96 (2017)

 

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

Year

Patent

Trademark

Industrial Design

GDP (Constant 2011 US$)

2008

 

 

 

10.84

2009

 

 

 

10.38

2010

 

 

 

10.54

2011

 

 

 

10.61

2012

126

8,089

171

10.94

2013

144

6,921

357

10.89

2014

142

5,753

470

10.88

2015

149

6,957

 

10.99

2016

105

4,982

 

10.80

2017

56

8,724

 

10.96

 

Patent

Patent Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2008

 

 

120

2009

 

 

208

2010

 

 

142

2011

 

 

117

2012

3

83

123

2013

1

75

143

2014

1

113

141

2015

2

68

147

2016

3

34

102

2017

4

48

52

Patent Grants

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2008

 

 

67

2009

 

 

65

2010

 

 

69

2011

 

 

56

2012

1

124

72

2013

 

123

90

2014

 

238

154

2015

 

192

206

2016

 

47

211

2017

 

20

97

Patents in Force

Year

Patent in force

2008

 

2009

 

2010

 

2011

 

2012

 

2013

1,039

2014

1,117

2015

1,132

2016

1,077

2017

1,082

Utility Model Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2008

 

 

 

2009

 

 

6

2010

 

 

3

2011

 

 

4

2012

 

 

2

2013

 

 

3

2014

 

 

3

2015

 

 

 

2016

 

 

 

2017

 

 

 

 

Trademark

Number of Classes Specified in Trademark Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2008

 

 

5,399

2009

 

 

3,113

2010

 

 

3,346

2011

 

 

4,906

2012

45

1,151

8,044

2013

55

948

6,866

2014

170

957

5,583

2015

191

973

6,766

2016

425

981

4,557

2017

199

803

8,525

Number of Classes Specified in Trademark Registrations

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2008

 

 

5,234

2009

 

 

6,042

2010

 

 

3,688

2011

 

 

3,772

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

4,614

2017

47

1,057

6,627

 

Industrial Design

Number of Designs in Industrial Design Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2008

 

 

123

2009

 

 

413

2010

 

 

468

2011

 

 

224

2012

58

6

113

2013

33

5

324

2014

23

1

447

2015

 

 

138

2016

 

 

103

2017

 

 

8

Number of Designs in Industrial Design Registrations

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2008

 

 

392

2009

 

 

396

2010

 

 

394

2011

 

 

289

2012

58

6

120

2013

33

5

313

2014

23

1

314

2015

 

 

167

2016

 

 

110

2017

 

 

39

 

International Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties

Applications Under the WIPO Systems

Year

PCT

Madrid

Hague

2008

29

4

 

2009

25

3

 

2010

21

7

 

2011

9

9

 

2012

14

6

 

2013

10

4

 

2014

20

4

 

2015

10

13

 

2016

5

15

 

2017

5

12

 

PCT National Phase Entry (Direct and via Regional Office)

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2008

 

 

66

2009

 

 

119

2010

 

 

122

2011

 

 

81

2012

 

 

76

2013

 

 

70

2014

 

 

46

2015

 

 

52

2016

 

 

37

2017

 

 

24

 

PCT Top Applicants

PCT Applicant

2015

2016

2017

CLEAN WORLD TECHNOLOGIES LTD.

 

 

3

NYMOX CORPORATION

 

 

1

 

Madrid Top Applicants

Madrid Applicant

2015

2016

2017

DELICIOUS LTD

6

3

10

METAQUOTES SOFTWARE CORP.

 

6

2

 

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.