Statistical Country Profiles

Jamaica

Population (Million): 2.93 (2018)

Gross Domestic Product (Billion US$)(Constant 2011 US$ (PPP)): 24.26 (2018)

 

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

Year

Patent

Trademark (class count)

Industrial Design (design count)

GDP (Constant 2011 US$)

2009

28

 

49

22.87

2010

20

 

40

22.54

2011

25

3,997

41

22.92

2012

56

4,085

96

22.78

2013

38

1,985

163

22.90

2014

47

2,404

72

23.06

2015

28

3,982

66

23.26

2016

64

2,928

181

23.59

2017

25

3,231

131

23.82

2018

42

5,263

115

24.26

 

Patent

Patent Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

17

110

11

2010

14

142

6

2011

20

93

5

2012

25

82

31

2013

22

97

16

2014

33

122

14

2015

7

63

21

2016

19

59

45

2017

11

57

14

2018

26

53

16

Patent Grants

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

 

 

3

2010

 

 

5

2011

5

43

2

2012

 

20

2

2013

6

36

3

2014

1

27

7

2015

6

68

19

2016

1

4

14

2017

 

2

12

2018

 

 

4

Patents in Force

Year

Patent in force

2009

 

2010

 

2011

 

2012

 

2013

296

2014

324

2015

375

2016

328

2017

265

2018

 

Utility Model Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

 

 

 

2010

 

 

 

2011

 

 

 

2012

 

 

 

2013

 

 

 

2014

 

 

 

2015

 

 

 

2016

 

 

 

2017

 

 

 

2018

 

 

 

 

Trademark (class count)

Number of Classes Specified in Trademark Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

 

 

492

2010

 

 

561

2011

2,825

2,360

1,172

2012

2,341

1,982

1,744

2013

1,801

2,444

184

2014

1,810

2,743

594

2015

3,120

3,383

862

2016

2,742

2,607

186

2017

2,759

2,836

472

2018

5,035

5,624

228

Number of Classes Specified in Trademark Registrations

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

 

 

1,146

2010

 

 

719

2011

2,258

2,171

1,280

2012

2,622

2,757

1,171

2013

1,404

2,435

616

2014

1,225

1,750

633

2015

1,690

2,651

318

2016

2,114

2,081

90

2017

2,101

2,547

333

2018

1,907

2,421

340

 

Industrial Design (design count)

Number of Designs in Industrial Design Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

49

4

 

2010

40

4

 

2011

41

23

 

2012

94

18

2

2013

160

15

3

2014

72

3

 

2015

65

1

1

2016

178

5

3

2017

128

12

3

2018

114

7

1

Number of Designs in Industrial Design Registrations

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

33

5

 

2010

35

2

 

2011

28

23

 

2012

73

17

 

2013

158

15

1

2014

180

9

 

2015

70

1

 

2016

116

4

 

2017

129

17

1

2018

116

7

1

 

International Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties

Applications Under the WIPO Systems

Year

PCT

Madrid

Hague

2009

2

 

 

2010

 

 

 

2011

3

 

 

2012

1

 

 

2013

 

 

 

2014

2

 

 

2015

1

 

 

2016

 

 

 

2017

1

 

 

2018

 

 

 

PCT National Phase Entry (Direct and via Regional Office)

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

 

 

1

2010

 

 

 

2011

 

 

 

2012

 

 

14

2013

 

 

5

2014

 

 

1

2015

 

 

8

2016

 

 

2

2017

 

 

5

2018

 

 

5

 

PCT Top Applicants

PCT Applicant

2016

2017

2018

 

Madrid Top Applicants

Madrid Applicant

2016

2017

2018

 

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.