Statistical Country Profiles



Cyprus

Population (Million): 1.20 (2019)

Gross Domestic Product (Billion US$)(Constant 2017 US$ (PPP)): 34.87 (2019)

 

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

Year

Patent

Trademark (class count)

Industrial Design (design count)

GDP (Constant 2017 US$)

2010

267

24,653

 

31.71

2011

 

52,945

3,232

31.83

2012

439

45,091

3,401

30.74

2013

353

47,587

3,954

28.72

2014

492

43,979

1,547

28.19

2015

351

48,382

4,845

29.14

2016

335

60,119

12,088

31.10

2017

400

 

14,425

32.46

2018

432

58,034

10,617

33.78

2019

354

70,282

15,608

34.87

 

Patent

Patent Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2010

39

4

228

2011

51

8

301

2012

52

8

387

2013

46

1

307

2014

51

 

441

2015

43

1

308

2016

50

1

285

2017

60

4

340

2018

55

 

377

2019

51

1

303

Patent Grants

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2010

23

14

123

2011

21

1

119

2012

12

5

134

2013

17

1

167

2014

 

 

129

2015

 

 

193

2016

 

 

253

2017

 

 

211

2018

 

 

185

2019

26

 

184

Patents in Force

Year

Patents in Force

2010

333

2011

171

2012

246

2013

82

2014

149

2015

114

2016

79

2017

37

2018

12

2019

16

Utility Model Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2010

 

 

14

2011

 

 

78

2012

 

 

22

2013

 

 

53

2014

 

 

103

2015

 

 

145

2016

 

 

129

2017

 

 

221

2018

 

 

244

2019

 

 

119

 

Trademark (class count)

Number of Classes Specified in Trademark Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2010

1,509

2,723

23,144

2011

2,217

2,715

50,728

2012

1,995

2,518

43,096

2013

1,875

2,224

45,712

2014

1,963

2,102

42,016

2015

2,118

1,726

46,264

2016

2,913

1,866

57,206

2017

 

 

56,857

2018

2,739

2,971

55,295

2019

3,269

2,611

67,013

Number of Classes Specified in Trademark Registrations

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2010

1,180

3,501

24,165

2011

1,501

3,908

26,527

2012

2,454

3,886

49,881

2013

2,350

3,257

35,667

2014

1,672

2,373

49,807

2015

1,631

2,250

41,105

2016

2,430

1,863

43,434

2017

 

 

49,091

2018

1,938

2,908

50,799

2019

2,106

2,863

49,234

 

Industrial Design (design count)

Number of Designs in Industrial Design Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2010

 

 

1,232

2011

308

 

2,924

2012

215

 

3,186

2013

171

 

3,783

2014

86

 

1,461

2015

277

 

4,568

2016

428

 

11,660

2017

501

 

13,924

2018

417

 

10,200

2019

558

 

15,050

Number of Designs in Industrial Design Registrations

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2010

 

 

1,086

2011

315

 

3,074

2012

229

 

3,249

2013

156

 

3,422

2014

87

 

1,674

2015

274

 

4,496

2016

287

 

7,099

2017

636

 

18,286

2018

309

 

7,121

2019

431

 

12,711

 

International Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties

Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties

Year

PCT System

Madrid System

Hague System

2011

24

150

3

2012

50

194

 

2013

34

167

2

2014

47

194

 

2015

51

185

6

2016

37

162

17

2017

51

204

17

2018

41

213

19

2019

40

229

33

2020

42

272

17

PCT National Phase Entry (Direct and via Regional Office)

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2010

19

 

126

2011

22

 

120

2012

22

 

242

2013

20

 

138

2014

29

 

235

2015

19

 

188

2016

23

 

130

2017

33

 

207

2018

33

 

214

2019

21

 

155

 

PCT Top Applicants

Applicant

2018

2019

2020

BITDEFENDER IPR MANAGEMENT LTD

3

1

9

CELANOVA LIMITED

 

 

2

NIPD GENETICS PUBLIC COMPANY LIMITED

 

4

2

ADOR DIAGNOSTICS LTD.

 

 

1

AGETIS SUPPLEMENTS

 

 

1

ALPHAKAT HOLDING INTERNATIONAL LTD. CYPERN

 

 

1

AMDOCS DEVELOPMENT LIMITED

4

3

1

ARGO SEMICONDUCTORS FS LTD (HE 359654)

 

1

1

ARISTOKLITOS ENTERPRISES LTD

 

 

1

AU10TIX LIMITED

 

 

1

 

Madrid Top Applicants

Applicant

2018

2019

2020

DAUDETTE ENTERPRISES LIMITED

5

24

20

NIPD GENETICS PUBLIC COMPANY LIMITED

2

 

14

TECOMARIA INVESTMENTS LIMITED

2

 

13

VIMBOX LIMITED

4

 

13

HIGHROAD HOLDINGS LIMITED

 

 

12

WARGAMING.NET LIMITED

1

1

8

QUARTLINK HOLDING LIMITED,PRIVATE LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY

 

 

7

AQUA NRG INVESTMENTS LIMITED

 

 

6

ERICIUS INVESTMENTS LIMITED

 

 

6

FARMAK GROUP LIMITED

 

 

6

 

Hague Top Applicants

Applicant

2018

2019

2020

IMPRESS TECH LTD

62

48

114

KRONOPLUS LIMITED

110

204

89

WEPLAY MEDIA HOLDING LIMITED

 

 

24

AJAX SYSTEMS CYPRUS HOLDINGS LTD

 

12

8

ALKA GLOBAL LTD

 

 

7

AVALEX INVESTMENT LIMITED

14

3

7

TATEOSSIAN BRANDS LIMITED

 

 

7

DISC-O-BED HOLDINGS LIMITED

 

 

3

BUTIA ENTERPRISES LIMITED

 

 

2

DOMIDO LIMITED

 

 

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.
• Cyprus is a member of the European Patent Convention. Patent filings by residents of this country at the European Patent Office (EPO) are considered both resident and abroad filings via regional office.
• Cyprus is a member of the European Union. Trademark and industrial design filings by residents of this country at the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) 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.