Statistical Country Profiles



Cameroon

Population (Million): 25.88 (2019)

Gross Domestic Product (Billion US$)(Constant 2017 US$ (PPP)): 94.52 (2019)

 

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

Year

Patent

Trademark (class count)

Industrial Design (design count)

GDP (Constant 2017 US$)

2010

 

 

 

62.78

2011

417

 

 

65.37

2012

725

 

 

68.34

2013

 

 

 

72.03

2014

435

 

 

76.27

2015

460

 

 

80.58

2016

816

 

 

84.33

2017

530

 

 

87.32

2018

708

 

 

90.87

2019

528

 

 

94.52

 

Patent

Patent Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2010

 

 

3

2011

26

 

391

2012

45

 

680

2013

 

 

 

2014

25

 

410

2015

27

 

433

2016

48

 

768

2017

31

 

499

2018

41

 

667

2019

31

 

497

Patent Grants

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2010

 

 

4

2011

 

 

 

2012

 

 

4

2013

 

 

4

2014

40

 

641

2015

24

 

385

2016

12

 

194

2017

31

 

499

2018

37

 

592

2019

34

 

548

Patents in Force

Year

Patents in Force

2010

 

2011

 

2012

 

2013

 

2014

 

2015

 

2016

 

2017

 

2018

 

2019

 

Utility Model Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2010

 

 

 

2011

 

 

 

2012

 

 

 

2013

 

 

 

2014

 

 

 

2015

 

 

 

2016

 

 

 

2017

 

 

 

2018

 

 

 

2019

 

 

 

 

Trademark (class count)

Number of Classes Specified in Trademark Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

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

2019

622

 

10,382

Number of Classes Specified in Trademark Registrations

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2010

 

 

248

2011

 

 

7

2012

 

 

139

2013

 

 

8

2014

562

 

9,070

2015

 

 

55

2016

 

 

59

2017

477

 

7,704

2018

550

 

8,836

2019

646

 

10,562

 

Industrial Design (design count)

Number of Designs in Industrial Design Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2010

 

 

 

2011

21

 

315

2012

21

 

315

2013

 

 

 

2014

41

 

684

2015

26

 

416

2016

43

 

688

2017

27

 

432

2018

36

 

576

2019

35

 

562

Number of Designs in Industrial Design Registrations

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2010

 

 

 

2011

 

 

 

2012

 

 

 

2013

 

 

 

2014

 

 

10

2015

20

 

320

2016

26

 

416

2017

43

 

688

2018

31

 

496

2019

37

 

592

 

International Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties

Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties

Year

PCT System

Madrid System

Hague System

2011

2

 

 

2012

 

 

 

2013

1

 

 

2014

 

 

3

2015

1

10

 

2016

2

2

1

2017

1

 

 

2018

1

 

 

2019

1

2

1

2020

2

1

2

PCT National Phase Entry (Direct and via Regional Office)

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2010

 

 

 

2011

 

 

 

2012

 

 

 

2013

 

 

 

2014

25

 

401

2015

 

 

 

2016

 

 

 

2017

 

 

 

2018

 

 

7

2019

 

 

 

 

PCT Top Applicants

Applicant

2018

2019

2020

UNIVERSITY OF BUEA

 

 

1

 

Madrid Top Applicants

Applicant

2018

2019

2020

AMOUGOU BELINGA JEAN PIERRE

 

 

1

 

Hague Top Applicants

Applicant

2018

2019

2020

BABSON BABENGEA-BOKANGO

 

 

2

 

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.
• 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. 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.