Statistical Country Profiles



Ethiopia

Population (Million): 112.08 (2019)

Gross Domestic Product (Billion US$)(Constant 2017 US$ (PPP)): 248.78 (2019)

 

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

Year

Patent

Trademark (class count)

Industrial Design (design count)

GDP (Constant 2017 US$)

2010

 

 

 

110.34

2011

4

399

 

122.67

2012

 

976

 

133.28

2013

1

1,493

 

147.39

2014

21

1,403

 

162.51

2015

20

894

 

179.39

2016

10

1,111

 

196.32

2017

14

1,181

 

215.09

2018

13

917

 

229.76

2019

 

 

 

248.78

 

Patent

Patent Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2010

 

 

1

2011

4

34

 

2012

 

14

1

2013

1

24

 

2014

2

22

19

2015

18

32

2

2016

10

26

 

2017

14

39

 

2018

13

49

 

2019

 

 

1

Patent Grants

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2010

 

 

 

2011

 

6

 

2012

 

2

 

2013

 

2

 

2014

 

6

1

2015

1

5

17

2016

1

10

 

2017

1

5

 

2018

1

9

 

2019

 

 

 

Patents in Force

Year

Patents in Force

2010

 

2011

 

2012

 

2013

 

2014

 

2015

 

2016

 

2017

 

2018

 

2019

 

Utility Model Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2010

 

 

 

2011

172

 

 

2012

208

 

 

2013

280

 

 

2014

219

 

1

2015

290

 

 

2016

311

 

 

2017

327

2

 

2018

392

 

 

2019

 

 

 

 

Trademark (class count)

Number of Classes Specified in Trademark Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2010

 

 

81

2011

380

600

19

2012

930

960

46

2013

1,201

2,800

292

2014

1,274

2,931

129

2015

865

983

29

2016

1,073

1,177

38

2017

1,083

1,087

98

2018

542

485

375

2019

 

 

104

Number of Classes Specified in Trademark Registrations

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2010

 

 

8

2011

380

436

13

2012

532

1,169

5

2013

820

1,061

291

2014

820

1,061

176

2015

209

837

24

2016

531

1,183

5

2017

666

915

123

2018

489

697

6

2019

 

 

39

 

Industrial Design (design count)

Number of Designs in Industrial Design Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2010

 

 

 

2011

 

 

 

2012

 

 

 

2013

 

 

1

2014

 

 

1

2015

 

 

3

2016

 

 

 

2017

 

 

 

2018

 

 

 

2019

 

 

 

Number of Designs in Industrial Design Registrations

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2010

 

 

 

2011

 

 

 

2012

 

 

 

2013

 

 

 

2014

 

 

1

2015

 

 

 

2016

 

 

 

2017

 

 

 

2018

 

 

 

2019

 

 

 

 

International Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties

Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties

Year

PCT System

Madrid System

Hague System

2011

 

 

 

2012

 

 

 

2013

 

 

 

2014

 

1

 

2015

 

 

 

2016

 

 

 

2017

 

 

 

2018

 

 

 

2019

1

1

 

2020

 

 

 

PCT National Phase Entry (Direct and via Regional Office)

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2010

 

 

 

2011

 

 

 

2012

 

 

 

2013

 

 

 

2014

 

 

 

2015

 

 

1

2016

 

 

 

2017

 

 

 

2018

 

 

 

2019

 

 

 

 

PCT Top Applicants

Applicant

2018

2019

2020

 

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.