Statistical Country Profiles



Belize

Population (Million): 0.39 (2019)

Gross Domestic Product (Billion US$)(Constant 2017 US$ (PPP)): 2.73 (2019)

 

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

Year

Patent

Trademark (class count)

Industrial Design (design count)

GDP (Constant 2017 US$)

2010

 

 

 

2.32

2011

 

 

 

2.37

2012

 

 

 

2.43

2013

 

 

 

2.46

2014

 

 

 

2.55

2015

 

 

 

2.62

2016

 

 

 

2.62

2017

 

 

 

2.67

2018

 

 

3

2.73

2019

 

 

37

2.73

 

Patent

Patent Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2010

 

 

3

2011

 

49

12

2012

 

51

4

2013

 

32

31

2014

 

36

28

2015

 

26

31

2016

 

37

27

2017

 

32

17

2018

 

24

8

2019

 

32

15

Patent Grants

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2010

 

 

8

2011

 

2

12

2012

 

4

14

2013

 

10

5

2014

 

28

12

2015

 

8

8

2016

 

4

7

2017

 

4

9

2018

 

16

8

2019

 

9

8

Patents in Force

Year

Patents in Force

2010

 

2011

 

2012

 

2013

102

2014

120

2015

128

2016

4

2017

 

2018

16

2019

41

Utility Model Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2010

 

 

9

2011

 

 

10

2012

 

 

5

2013

 

6

7

2014

 

 

13

2015

 

 

17

2016

 

 

11

2017

 

 

8

2018

1

 

 

2019

 

 

 

 

Trademark (class count)

Number of Classes Specified in Trademark Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2010

 

 

1,082

2011

 

 

1,912

2012

 

 

2,574

2013

 

 

6,079

2014

 

 

2,840

2015

 

 

3,754

2016

 

 

2,279

2017

 

 

2,124

2018

 

 

2,742

2019

 

 

1,951

Number of Classes Specified in Trademark Registrations

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2010

 

 

1,154

2011

 

 

963

2012

 

 

2,618

2013

 

 

1,909

2014

 

 

5,363

2015

 

 

3,383

2016

 

 

1,800

2017

 

 

1,809

2018

 

 

2,196

2019

 

 

2,050

 

Industrial Design (design count)

Number of Designs in Industrial Design Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2010

 

 

7

2011

 

 

15

2012

 

 

6

2013

 

 

96

2014

 

 

15

2015

 

 

11

2016

 

292

168

2017

 

371

112

2018

2

213

1

2019

5

257

32

Number of Designs in Industrial Design Registrations

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2010

 

 

9

2011

 

 

9

2012

 

 

14

2013

 

 

69

2014

 

 

252

2015

 

 

235

2016

 

323

39

2017

 

374

171

2018

1

144

 

2019

3

286

33

 

International Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties

Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties

Year

PCT System

Madrid System

Hague System

2011

5

9

 

2012

1

6

 

2013

3

12

 

2014

4

14

 

2015

 

23

 

2016

8

20

 

2017

2

37

 

2018

1

17

 

2019

 

5

 

2020

4

7

 

PCT National Phase Entry (Direct and via Regional Office)

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2010

 

 

 

2011

 

49

 

2012

 

51

 

2013

 

29

14

2014

 

36

12

2015

 

26

22

2016

 

37

11

2017

 

32

10

2018

 

24

3

2019

 

32

12

 

PCT Top Applicants

Applicant

2018

2019

2020

PANDA-SEAL INTERNATIONAL LTD

 

 

3

 

Madrid Top Applicants

Applicant

2018

2019

2020

LINN MARKETING INC

7

1

8

 

Hague Top Applicants

Applicant

2018

2019

2020

 

Source: WIPO statistics database; last updated: 03/2021

• 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.