Statistical Country Profiles

Bahamas

Population (Million): 0.39 (2018)

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

 

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

Year

Patent

Trademark (class count)

Industrial Design (design count)

GDP (Constant 2011 US$)

2009

 

 

 

10.38

2010

 

 

 

10.54

2011

 

 

 

10.61

2012

128

8,089

171

10.94

2013

148

6,921

357

10.89

2014

142

5,753

470

10.88

2015

147

6,957

 

10.99

2016

105

4,980

 

10.80

2017

56

8,745

 

10.96

2018

 

 

 

 

 

Patent

Patent Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

 

 

209

2010

 

 

145

2011

 

 

120

2012

3

83

125

2013

1

75

147

2014

1

113

141

2015

2

68

145

2016

3

34

102

2017

4

48

52

2018

 

 

46

Patent Grants

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

 

 

65

2010

 

 

69

2011

 

 

56

2012

1

124

72

2013

 

123

90

2014

 

238

154

2015

 

192

207

2016

 

47

212

2017

 

20

98

2018

 

 

55

Patents in Force

Year

Patent in force

2009

 

2010

 

2011

 

2012

 

2013

1,039

2014

1,117

2015

1,132

2016

1,077

2017

1,082

2018

 

Utility Model Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

 

 

6

2010

 

 

3

2011

 

 

4

2012

 

 

2

2013

 

 

3

2014

 

 

3

2015

 

 

 

2016

 

 

 

2017

 

 

 

2018

 

 

 

 

Trademark (class count)

Number of Classes Specified in Trademark Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

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

4,555

2017

199

803

8,546

2018

 

 

8,177

Number of Classes Specified in Trademark Registrations

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

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

4,600

2017

47

1,057

6,627

2018

 

 

3,767

 

Industrial Design (design count)

Number of Designs in Industrial Design Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

 

 

413

2010

 

 

468

2011

 

 

224

2012

58

6

113

2013

33

5

324

2014

23

1

447

2015

 

 

138

2016

 

 

103

2017

 

 

8

2018

 

 

619

Number of Designs in Industrial Design Registrations

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

 

 

396

2010

 

 

394

2011

 

 

289

2012

58

6

120

2013

33

5

313

2014

23

1

314

2015

 

 

167

2016

 

 

110

2017

 

 

39

2018

 

 

12

 

International Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties

Applications Under the WIPO Systems

Year

PCT

Madrid

Hague

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

 

2018

4

13

1

PCT National Phase Entry (Direct and via Regional Office)

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

 

 

120

2010

 

 

125

2011

 

 

84

2012

 

 

78

2013

 

 

74

2014

 

 

46

2015

 

 

50

2016

 

 

37

2017

 

 

24

2018

 

 

22

 

PCT Top Applicants

PCT Applicant

2016

2017

2018

INTELLIGENT ENGINEERING (BAHAMAS) LIMITED

 

 

3

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE RESEARCH GROUP LIMITED

 

 

1

 

Madrid Top Applicants

Madrid Applicant

2016

2017

2018

DELICIOUS LTD

3

10

13

 

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.
• 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.