Statistical Country Profiles



Congo

Population (Million): 5.66 (2021)

Gross Domestic Product (Billion US$)(Constant 2017 US$ (PPP)): 18.62 (2021)

 

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

Year

Patent

Trademark (class count)

Industrial Design (design count)

GDP (Constant 2017 US$)

2012

 

 

176

24.83

2013

 

 

 

24.65

2014

153

606

68

26.30

2015

85

886

17

25.37

2016

18

625

119

22.63

2017

34

641

 

21.64

2018

19

1,196

 

20.60

2019

87

540

17

20.58

2020

204

1,010

34

19.30

2021

71

707

17

18.62

 

Patent

Patent Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2012

 

 

 

2013

 

 

3

2014

9

 

144

2015

5

 

80

2016

1

 

17

2017

2

 

32

2018

1

 

18

2019

5

 

82

2020

12

 

192

2021

4

 

67

Patent Grants

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2012

 

 

2

2013

 

 

 

2014

1

 

16

2015

3

 

48

2016

1

 

16

2017

6

 

96

2018

4

 

65

2019

1

 

16

2020

4

 

64

2021

10

 

160

Patents in Force

Year

Patents in Force

2012

 

2013

 

2014

 

2015

 

2016

 

2017

 

2018

 

2019

 

2020

 

2021

 

Utility Model Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2012

 

 

 

2013

 

 

 

2014

 

 

 

2015

 

 

 

2016

 

 

 

2017

 

 

 

2018

 

 

 

2019

2

 

32

2020

 

 

 

2021

 

 

 

 

Trademark (class count)

Number of Classes Specified in Trademark Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2012

 

 

2

2013

 

 

46

2014

34

 

572

2015

51

 

835

2016

36

 

589

2017

35

 

606

2018

69

 

1,127

2019

30

 

510

2020

59

 

951

2021

41

 

666

Number of Classes Specified in Trademark Registrations

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2012

 

 

162

2013

 

 

3

2014

576

 

9,220

2015

12

 

208

2016

 

 

4

2017

48

 

800

2018

32

 

521

2019

32

 

526

2020

52

 

846

2021

46

 

740

 

Industrial Design (design count)

Number of Designs in Industrial Design Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2012

11

 

165

2013

 

 

 

2014

4

 

64

2015

1

 

16

2016

7

 

112

2017

 

 

 

2018

 

 

 

2019

1

 

16

2020

2

 

32

2021

1

 

16

Number of Designs in Industrial Design Registrations

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2012

 

 

 

2013

 

 

 

2014

 

 

 

2015

 

 

 

2016

1

 

16

2017

4

 

64

2018

 

 

 

2019

1

 

16

2020

1

 

16

2021

1

 

16

 

International Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties

Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties

Year

PCT System

Madrid System

Hague System

2012

 

 

 

2013

 

 

 

2014

 

 

 

2015

1

4

 

2016

1

 

 

2017

 

1

 

2018

 

 

 

2019

1

 

 

2020

1

 

 

2021

 

 

 

PCT National Phase Entry (Direct and via Regional Office)

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2012

 

 

 

2013

 

 

3

2014

9

 

144

2015

 

 

 

2016

 

 

 

2017

 

 

 

2018

 

 

 

2019

 

 

1

2020

 

 

 

2021

 

 

1

 

PCT Top Applicants

Applicant

2019

2020

2021

 

Madrid Top Applicants

Applicant

2019

2020

2021

 

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