Statistical Country Profiles

Dominican Republic

Population (Million): 10.63 (2018)

Gross Domestic Product (Billion US$)(Constant 2011 US$ (PPP)): 168.13 (2018)

 

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

Year

Patent

Trademark (class count)

Industrial Design (design count)

GDP (Constant 2011 US$)

2009

24

5,370

 

101.71

2010

27

5,679

 

110.19

2011

25

5,962

 

113.64

2012

25

6,776

61

116.73

2013

26

6,334

92

122.42

2014

23

6,722

84

131.77

2015

39

8,083

50

141.04

2016

39

8,770

55

150.36

2017

42

9,055

68

157.21

2018

40

9,377

5

168.13

 

Patent

Patent Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

17

238

7

2010

15

328

12

2011

15

318

10

2012

19

265

6

2013

12

256

14

2014

16

244

7

2015

25

227

14

2016

28

242

11

2017

20

251

22

2018

17

211

23

Patent Grants

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

12

261

6

2010

11

80

5

2011

 

71

4

2012

5

109

2

2013

 

68

9

2014

3

126

4

2015

13

142

3

2016

5

95

4

2017

16

111

4

2018

11

84

5

Patents in Force

Year

Patent in force

2009

 

2010

 

2011

 

2012

201

2013

229

2014

294

2015

311

2016

265

2017

282

2018

635

Utility Model Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

10

3

 

2010

14

7

 

2011

14

4

 

2012

3

1

 

2013

4

3

3

2014

13

2

 

2015

12

2

 

2016

16

4

2

2017

9

 

1

2018

12

9

 

 

Trademark (class count)

Number of Classes Specified in Trademark Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

4,553

3,981

817

2010

4,598

4,978

1,081

2011

5,232

5,791

730

2012

5,708

6,375

1,068

2013

5,248

4,165

1,086

2014

6,150

5,923

572

2015

6,842

5,843

1,241

2016

7,446

5,566

1,324

2017

8,094

5,519

961

2018

8,393

5,729

984

Number of Classes Specified in Trademark Registrations

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

3,900

3,988

698

2010

3,717

4,112

1,046

2011

3,984

5,160

671

2012

4,512

5,900

931

2013

4,143

4,004

528

2014

4,625

5,305

544

2015

5,476

5,596

739

2016

5,646

5,587

1,007

2017

5,940

5,328

967

2018

6,559

5,080

907

 

Industrial Design (design count)

Number of Designs in Industrial Design Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

 

 

 

2010

 

 

61

2011

 

 

34

2012

32

43

29

2013

7

36

85

2014

28

42

56

2015

48

37

2

2016

50

21

5

2017

35

 

33

2018

5

26

 

Number of Designs in Industrial Design Registrations

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

 

 

4

2010

 

 

55

2011

 

 

29

2012

27

43

35

2013

13

21

87

2014

 

 

84

2015

11

39

1

2016

55

20

 

2017

18

 

33

2018

5

18

 

 

International Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties

Applications Under the WIPO Systems

Year

PCT

Madrid

Hague

2009

1

 

 

2010

3

 

 

2011

7

 

 

2012

4

 

 

2013

7

1

 

2014

3

 

 

2015

5

4

 

2016

5

3

 

2017

13

 

 

2018

4

1

 

PCT National Phase Entry (Direct and via Regional Office)

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

1

232

 

2010

2

314

9

2011

1

308

3

2012

5

252

 

2013

 

244

6

2014

1

229

3

2015

2

222

10

2016

 

235

1

2017

1

241

14

2018

 

208

8

 

PCT Top Applicants

PCT Applicant

2016

2017

2018

 

Madrid Top Applicants

Madrid Applicant

2016

2017

2018

ANTIGUA RAFAEL

 

 

1

 

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.
• 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.