Statistical Country Profiles

Ecuador

Population (Million): 16.62 (2017)

Gross Domestic Product (Billion US$)(Constant 2011 US$ (PPP)): 175.92 (2017)

 

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

Year

Patent

Trademark

Industrial Design

GDP (Constant 2011 US$)

2008

26

8,767

75

134.16

2009

19

9,126

30

134.92

2010

15

9,743

54

139.67

2011

 

 

 

150.66

2012

 

 

 

159.16

2013

27

13,318

171

167.04

2014

50

16,382

82

173.37

2015

30

11,902

67

173.54

2016

51

10,438

71

170.80

2017

29

9,677

265

175.92

 

Patent

Patent Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2008

2

847

24

2009

6

668

13

2010

4

690

11

2011

 

 

19

2012

 

 

15

2013

7

475

20

2014

24

358

26

2015

20

475

10

2016

45

329

6

2017

16

401

13

Patent Grants

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2008

 

 

6

2009

 

 

5

2010

 

 

11

2011

 

 

3

2012

 

 

6

2013

2

11

6

2014

 

20

7

2015

1

13

5

2016

2

8

6

2017

4

13

5

Patents in Force

Year

Patent in force

2008

 

2009

 

2010

199

2011

 

2012

 

2013

 

2014

 

2015

 

2016

 

2017

63

Utility Model Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2008

7

15

 

2009

7

10

 

2010

18

26

 

2011

 

 

1

2012

 

 

 

2013

14

8

 

2014

16

9

 

2015

42

17

 

2016

33

8

 

2017

38

11

7

 

Trademark

Number of Classes Specified in Trademark Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2008

7,652

7,872

1,115

2009

7,925

6,592

1,201

2010

8,750

7,445

993

2011

 

 

1,051

2012

 

 

1,376

2013

11,739

8,371

1,579

2014

15,006

10,383

1,376

2015

10,247

7,276

1,655

2016

9,254

6,636

1,184

2017

8,262

6,289

1,415

Number of Classes Specified in Trademark Registrations

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2008

 

 

629

2009

 

 

1,010

2010

10,752

 

1,390

2011

 

 

927

2012

 

 

1,123

2013

 

 

943

2014

6,981

4,845

1,480

2015

5,150

3,225

1,348

2016

3,992

1,362

965

2017

4,691

3,658

1,320

 

Industrial Design

Number of Designs in Industrial Design Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2008

75

27

 

2009

26

100

4

2010

52

110

2

2011

 

 

33

2012

 

 

409

2013

82

118

89

2014

80

70

2

2015

65

95

2

2016

71

65

 

2017

192

105

73

Number of Designs in Industrial Design Registrations

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2008

 

 

2

2009

 

 

3

2010

52

110

2

2011

 

 

8

2012

 

 

415

2013

5

65

88

2014

71

51

90

2015

71

51

2

2016

76

111

3

2017

44

44

32

 

International Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties

Applications Under the WIPO Systems

Year

PCT

Madrid

Hague

2008

4

 

 

2009

3

 

 

2010

31

 

 

2011

29

 

 

2012

41

1

 

2013

17

 

 

2014

9

 

 

2015

4

 

 

2016

9

 

 

2017

5

 

 

PCT National Phase Entry (Direct and via Regional Office)

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2008

 

 

18

2009

 

 

8

2010

 

 

5

2011

 

 

6

2012

 

 

1

2013

 

468

12

2014

 

328

20

2015

 

464

1

2016

 

284

2

2017

1

384

2

 

PCT Top Applicants

PCT Applicant

2015

2016

2017

PONTIFICIA UNIVERSIDAD CATOLICA DEL ECUADOR

 

1

1

SERTECPET S.A.

 

2

1

UNIVERSIDAD TECNICA PARTICULAR DE LOJA

 

 

1

UNIVERSITAT DUISBURG-ESSEN

 

 

1

 

Madrid Top Applicants

Madrid Applicant

2015

2016

2017

 

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.