Statistical Country Profiles



Costa Rica

Population (Million): 5.05 (2019)

Gross Domestic Product (Billion US$)(Constant 2017 US$ (PPP)): 99.15 (2019)

 

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

Year

Patent

Trademark (class count)

Industrial Design (design count)

GDP (Constant 2017 US$)

2010

33

7,156

12

72.86

2011

36

7,996

18

76.00

2012

44

7,709

531

79.65

2013

69

 

152

81.45

2014

48

6,840

15

84.32

2015

67

7,613

13

87.38

2016

58

8,207

27

91.09

2017

82

9,158

19

94.61

2018

116

9,011

20

97.12

2019

114

10,744

13

99.15

 

Patent

Patent Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2010

8

606

25

2011

13

610

23

2012

9

578

35

2013

18

580

51

2014

15

529

33

2015

17

582

50

2016

9

497

49

2017

19

504

63

2018

8

490

108

2019

16

483

98

Patent Grants

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2010

1

33

8

2011

1

34

17

2012

 

66

9

2013

 

100

12

2014

1

110

14

2015

1

124

12

2016

3

65

16

2017

2

187

16

2018

4

162

27

2019

4

187

22

Patents in Force

Year

Patents in Force

2010

 

2011

 

2012

 

2013

 

2014

 

2015

 

2016

 

2017

 

2018

 

2019

1,068

Utility Model Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2010

6

1

 

2011

11

1

1

2012

6

6

1

2013

3

9

2

2014

6

3

1

2015

8

6

1

2016

18

1

 

2017

12

2

1

2018

17

3

23

2019

4

4

11

 

Trademark (class count)

Number of Classes Specified in Trademark Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2010

6,406

6,229

750

2011

6,759

7,365

1,237

2012

6,503

7,677

1,206

2013

 

 

1,464

2014

5,120

7,241

1,720

2015

5,985

7,615

1,628

2016

6,797

7,376

1,410

2017

7,902

6,503

1,256

2018

7,034

6,529

1,977

2019

8,866

6,957

1,878

Number of Classes Specified in Trademark Registrations

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2010

4,720

4,845

455

2011

4,591

5,597

1,207

2012

4,286

6,313

845

2013

 

 

864

2014

3,385

5,823

1,856

2015

3,621

6,015

1,045

2016

4,427

7,217

1,107

2017

4,841

5,694

1,060

2018

5,118

4,898

1,521

2019

5,961

6,472

1,564

 

Industrial Design (design count)

Number of Designs in Industrial Design Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2010

10

57

2

2011

18

52

 

2012

21

48

510

2013

25

57

127

2014

7

40

8

2015

10

48

3

2016

17

47

10

2017

5

47

14

2018

8

62

12

2019

11

62

2

Number of Designs in Industrial Design Registrations

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2010

 

74

1

2011

2

100

 

2012

9

119

129

2013

9

84

511

2014

19

46

507

2015

3

31

5

2016

3

24

1

2017

13

37

1

2018

5

56

 

2019

3

39

19

 

International Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties

Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties

Year

PCT System

Madrid System

Hague System

2011

4

 

 

2012

5

 

 

2013

11

 

 

2014

12

2

 

2015

6

 

 

2016

4

1

 

2017

10

 

 

2018

13

 

 

2019

12

 

 

2020

10

 

 

PCT National Phase Entry (Direct and via Regional Office)

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2010

 

577

1

2011

2

597

5

2012

2

547

9

2013

1

567

16

2014

 

517

4

2015

7

559

21

2016

1

477

11

2017

 

495

21

2018

 

484

42

2019

 

474

20

 

PCT Top Applicants

Applicant

2018

2019

2020

ESTABLISHMENT LABS S.A.

1

1

5

CLEARLEAF

 

 

1

 

Madrid Top Applicants

Applicant

2018

2019

2020

 

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.