Statistical Country Profiles

Colombia

Population (Million): 49.07 (2017)

Gross Domestic Product (Billion US$)(Constant 2011 US$ (PPP)): 650.36 (2017)

 

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

Year

Patent

Trademark

Industrial Design

GDP (Constant 2011 US$)

2008

202

19,140

123

473.59

2009

258

17,109

143

481.41

2010

241

21,461

146

500.53

2011

403

22,123

193

533.51

2012

348

25,323

234

555.09

2013

382

24,349

380

582.14

2014

461

25,465

293

607.72

2015

559

30,276

429

626.27

2016

751

30,002

339

639.06

2017

784

29,636

377

650.36

 

Patent

Patent Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2008

126

1,818

76

2009

128

1,551

130

2010

133

1,739

108

2011

183

1,770

220

2012

213

1,848

135

2013

251

1,781

131

2014

260

1,898

201

2015

321

1,921

238

2016

545

1,658

206

2017

595

1,777

189

Patent Grants

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2008

31

378

27

2009

 

 

26

2010

26

613

22

2011

34

583

31

2012

106

1,561

47

2013

160

2,104

46

2014

112

1,100

60

2015

82

921

74

2016

99

818

61

2017

166

998

68

Patents in Force

Year

Patent in force

2008

 

2009

 

2010

 

2011

2,979

2012

4,172

2013

5,967

2014

6,710

2015

7,858

2016

6,623

2017

7,024

Utility Model Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2008

179

16

3

2009

201

11

6

2010

166

22

1

2011

214

19

5

2012

253

24

24

2013

224

37

18

2014

178

21

2

2015

193

24

11

2016

248

22

10

2017

191

25

11

 

Trademark

Number of Classes Specified in Trademark Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2008

13,885

9,579

5,255

2009

12,681

8,418

4,428

2010

15,772

10,218

5,689

2011

16,976

12,108

5,147

2012

18,591

14,186

6,732

2013

19,284

16,796

5,065

2014

19,948

17,873

5,517

2015

24,119

17,784

6,157

2016

24,299

18,402

5,703

2017

23,762

17,314

5,874

Number of Classes Specified in Trademark Registrations

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2008

 

 

4,023

2009

 

 

4,711

2010

12,513

8,762

5,212

2011

13,083

9,055

4,377

2012

14,565

12,331

5,631

2013

10,381

14,533

4,713

2014

15,387

17,945

4,969

2015

16,952

19,522

5,065

2016

13,874

16,165

5,261

2017

17,517

18,549

4,676

 

Industrial Design

Number of Designs in Industrial Design Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2008

110

365

13

2009

135

271

8

2010

120

280

26

2011

147

237

46

2012

210

280

24

2013

318

448

62

2014

271

306

22

2015

358

360

71

2016

227

306

112

2017

259

297

118

Number of Designs in Industrial Design Registrations

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2008

 

 

38

2009

 

 

22

2010

64

266

25

2011

313

459

36

2012

 

 

27

2013

169

357

32

2014

208

318

66

2015

222

279

53

2016

196

294

94

2017

193

362

87

 

International Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties

Applications Under the WIPO Systems

Year

PCT

Madrid

Hague

2008

37

 

 

2009

63

1

 

2010

47

1

 

2011

55

1

 

2012

71

 

 

2013

82

27

 

2014

101

44

 

2015

87

33

 

2016

100

39

 

2017

143

32

 

PCT National Phase Entry (Direct and via Regional Office)

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2008

9

1,712

34

2009

2

1,477

87

2010

9

1,647

60

2011

8

1,693

153

2012

18

1,741

97

2013

10

1,680

69

2014

14

1,805

133

2015

23

1,832

168

2016

12

1,571

138

2017

18

1,674

122

 

PCT Top Applicants

PCT Applicant

2015

2016

2017

UNIVERSIDAD NACIONAL DE COLOMBIA

1

5

9

UNIVERSIDAD EAFIT

2

9

8

UNIVERSIDAD DE LOS ANDES

1

5

5

CEMENTOS ARGOS S.A.

 

 

4

INSTITUCION UNIVERSITARIA SALAZAR Y HERRERA

 

1

4

CORPORACION UNIVERSIDAD DE LA COSTA CUC

 

1

3

CORPORACION COLOMBIANA DE INVESTIGACION AGROPECUARIA-CORPOICA

 

1

2

INDUSTRIAS MEDICAS SAMPEDRO S.A.S.

 

 

2

INSTITUTO TECNOLOGICO METROPOLITANO

 

2

2

SISCOAX S.A.S.

 

 

2

 

Madrid Top Applicants

Madrid Applicant

2015

2016

2017

ALMACENES EXITO S A

1

 

4

NICOLAS SALAZAR MUNEVAR

 

 

2

POLIPROPILENO DEL CARIBE S.A. PROPILCO S.A.

 

 

2

SANADORES AMBIENTALES SANAM COMPANY S.A.S.

 

 

2

ALTAIR INGENIERIA SAS

 

 

1

ASOCIACION COLOMBIANA DE EXPORTADORES DE FLORESASOCOLFLORES

 

 

1

ASOCIACION TEJEDORES DE CURITI

 

 

1

BANCO DA VIVIENDA S.A.

 

 

1

C I BANCA EXPORTADORA BANEXPORT S.A.

 

 

1

CY KYOTO LOHAS BEANS S.A.S.

 

 

1

 

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.
• 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.