Statistical Country Profiles

Cameroon

Population (Million): 25.22 (2018)

Gross Domestic Product (Billion US$)(Constant 2011 US$ (PPP)): 84.53 (2018)

 

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

Year

Patent

Trademark (class count)

Industrial Design (design count)

GDP (Constant 2011 US$)

2009

 

 

 

56.57

2010

 

 

 

58.51

2011

417

 

 

60.93

2012

725

 

 

63.69

2013

 

 

 

67.14

2014

435

 

 

71.09

2015

460

 

 

75.10

2016

816

 

 

78.60

2017

530

 

 

81.38

2018

708

 

 

84.53

 

Patent

Patent Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

 

 

12

2010

 

 

3

2011

26

 

391

2012

45

 

680

2013

 

 

 

2014

25

 

410

2015

27

 

433

2016

48

 

768

2017

31

 

499

2018

41

 

667

Patent Grants

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

 

 

2

2010

 

 

4

2011

 

 

 

2012

 

 

4

2013

 

 

4

2014

40

 

641

2015

24

 

385

2016

12

 

194

2017

31

 

499

2018

37

 

592

Patents in Force

Year

Patent in force

2009

 

2010

 

2011

 

2012

 

2013

 

2014

 

2015

 

2016

 

2017

 

2018

 

Utility Model Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

 

 

 

2010

 

 

 

2011

 

 

 

2012

 

 

 

2013

 

 

 

2014

 

 

 

2015

 

 

 

2016

 

 

 

2017

 

 

 

2018

 

 

 

 

Trademark (class count)

Number of Classes Specified in Trademark Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

 

 

405

2010

 

 

2

2011

 

 

149

2012

 

 

9

2013

 

 

10

2014

494

 

7,978

2015

528

 

8,739

2016

668

 

10,822

2017

526

 

8,454

2018

585

 

9,426

Number of Classes Specified in Trademark Registrations

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

 

 

82

2010

 

 

248

2011

 

 

7

2012

 

 

139

2013

 

 

8

2014

562

 

9,070

2015

 

 

55

2016

 

 

59

2017

477

 

7,704

2018

550

 

8,836

 

Industrial Design (design count)

Number of Designs in Industrial Design Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

 

 

 

2010

 

 

 

2011

21

 

315

2012

21

 

315

2013

 

 

 

2014

41

 

684

2015

26

 

416

2016

43

 

688

2017

27

 

432

2018

36

 

576

Number of Designs in Industrial Design Registrations

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

 

 

 

2010

 

 

 

2011

 

 

 

2012

 

 

 

2013

 

 

 

2014

 

 

10

2015

20

 

320

2016

26

 

416

2017

43

 

688

2018

31

 

496

 

International Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties

Applications Under the WIPO Systems

Year

PCT

Madrid

Hague

2009

9

 

 

2010

1

 

 

2011

2

 

 

2012

 

 

 

2013

1

 

 

2014

 

 

3

2015

1

10

 

2016

2

2

1

2017

1

 

 

2018

1

 

 

PCT National Phase Entry (Direct and via Regional Office)

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

 

 

5

2010

 

 

 

2011

 

 

 

2012

 

 

 

2013

 

 

 

2014

 

 

401

2015

 

 

 

2016

 

 

 

2017

 

 

 

2018

 

 

7

 

PCT Top Applicants

PCT Applicant

2016

2017

2018

 

Madrid Top Applicants

Madrid Applicant

2016

2017

2018

 

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.
• Cameroon 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. 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.