Statistical Country Profiles

Botswana

Population (Million): 2.29 (2017)

Gross Domestic Product (Billion US$)(Constant 2011 US$ (PPP)): 36.23 (2017)

 

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

Year

Patent

Trademark

Industrial Design

GDP (Constant 2011 US$)

2008

 

 

 

26.80

2009

 

 

 

24.75

2010

 

 

 

26.87

2011

5

368

7

28.49

2012

37

603

12

29.76

2013

20

362

14

33.14

2014

14

383

12

34.51

2015

6

469

 

33.93

2016

3

560

 

35.39

2017

6

707

 

36.23

 

Patent

Patent Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2008

 

 

1

2009

 

 

 

2010

 

 

2

2011

1

8

4

2012

5

9

32

2013

8

1

12

2014

4

5

10

2015

3

5

3

2016

1

6

2

2017

3

4

3

Patent Grants

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2008

 

 

 

2009

 

 

 

2010

 

 

2

2011

1

5

4

2012

 

1

3

2013

 

3

1

2014

 

 

3

2015

1

3

3

2016

 

3

1

2017

 

4

2

Patents in Force

Year

Patent in force

2008

 

2009

 

2010

 

2011

 

2012

 

2013

 

2014

883

2015

1,514

2016

1,999

2017

2,035

Utility Model Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2008

 

 

 

2009

 

 

 

2010

 

 

 

2011

1

 

 

2012

3

 

6

2013

 

 

 

2014

1

 

 

2015

3

 

 

2016

3

1

7

2017

5

 

 

 

Trademark

Number of Classes Specified in Trademark Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2008

 

 

 

2009

 

 

100

2010

 

 

1,686

2011

329

2,328

39

2012

411

2,771

192

2013

358

2,529

4

2014

359

2,621

24

2015

418

2,858

51

2016

519

2,762

41

2017

464

2,670

243

Number of Classes Specified in Trademark Registrations

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2008

 

 

 

2009

 

 

49

2010

 

 

1,805

2011

194

2,995

21

2012

55

2,396

197

2013

103

2,688

50

2014

184

2,925

7

2015

145

3,161

6

2016

136

2,713

7

2017

249

3,314

4

 

Industrial Design

Number of Designs in Industrial Design Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2008

 

 

 

2009

 

 

 

2010

 

 

 

2011

7

31

 

2012

12

34

 

2013

10

138

4

2014

12

81

 

2015

 

 

 

2016

 

 

 

2017

 

 

 

Number of Designs in Industrial Design Registrations

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2008

 

 

 

2009

 

 

 

2010

 

 

 

2011

 

 

1

2012

6

33

 

2013

1

138

8

2014

4

80

2

2015

 

 

 

2016

 

 

 

2017

 

 

 

 

International Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties

Applications Under the WIPO Systems

Year

PCT

Madrid

Hague

2008

1

 

 

2009

 

 

 

2010

1

1

 

2011

 

 

 

2012

 

5

 

2013

 

 

 

2014

 

 

 

2015

 

 

 

2016

1

 

 

2017

1

 

 

PCT National Phase Entry (Direct and via Regional Office)

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2008

 

 

 

2009

 

 

 

2010

 

 

2

2011

 

8

 

2012

 

9

 

2013

 

1

 

2014

 

5

1

2015

 

 

 

2016

 

 

1

2017

 

 

 

 

PCT Top Applicants

PCT Applicant

2015

2016

2017

 

Madrid Top Applicants

Madrid Applicant

2015

2016

2017

 

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