Statistical Country Profiles

Kenya

Population (Million): 51.39 (2018)

Gross Domestic Product (Billion US$)(Constant 2011 US$ (PPP)): 158.13 (2018)

 

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

Year

Patent

Trademark (class count)

Industrial Design (design count)

GDP (Constant 2011 US$)

2009

56

 

76

94.44

2010

81

 

69

102.38

2011

160

 

87

108.63

2012

143

 

94

113.59

2013

181

 

125

120.27

2014

160

 

79

126.71

2015

179

5,670

75

133.96

2016

201

 

89

141.83

2017

195

6,102

141

148.73

2018

293

 

170

158.13

 

Patent

Patent Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

48

123

8

2010

77

120

4

2011

135

122

25

2012

123

136

20

2013

127

114

54

2014

132

75

28

2015

137

56

42

2016

144

59

57

2017

135

43

60

2018

244

42

49

Patent Grants

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

6

81

9

2010

4

50

2

2011

4

55

4

2012

4

72

4

2013

1

70

7

2014

4

49

26

2015

1

23

24

2016

5

21

3

2017

11

32

8

2018

26

 

13

Patents in Force

Year

Patent in force

2009

 

2010

 

2011

 

2012

 

2013

 

2014

 

2015

 

2016

 

2017

 

2018

 

Utility Model Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

29

1

 

2010

28

 

 

2011

51

 

 

2012

68

 

 

2013

78

 

 

2014

83

 

 

2015

114

1

 

2016

136

 

 

2017

152

1

 

2018

177

1

 

 

Trademark (class count)

Number of Classes Specified in Trademark Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

 

 

68

2010

 

 

571

2011

 

 

636

2012

 

 

348

2013

 

 

280

2014

 

 

751

2015

4,684

6,187

986

2016

 

 

1,567

2017

5,321

6,736

781

2018

 

 

708

Number of Classes Specified in Trademark Registrations

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

 

 

185

2010

 

 

287

2011

 

 

765

2012

 

 

518

2013

 

 

416

2014

 

 

40

2015

3,268

7,454

560

2016

 

 

143

2017

 

 

1,205

2018

 

 

985

 

Industrial Design (design count)

Number of Designs in Industrial Design Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

76

14

 

2010

69

7

 

2011

86

28

1

2012

93

10

1

2013

78

8

47

2014

78

17

1

2015

73

12

2

2016

89

15

 

2017

141

7

 

2018

170

7

 

Number of Designs in Industrial Design Registrations

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

90

13

 

2010

39

11

 

2011

31

9

1

2012

38

12

 

2013

30

8

1

2014

31

3

 

2015

52

5

 

2016

38

125

3

2017

60

12

 

2018

125

10

 

 

International Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties

Applications Under the WIPO Systems

Year

PCT

Madrid

Hague

2009

5

2

 

2010

4

10

 

2011

9

7

 

2012

4

3

 

2013

7

2

1

2014

9

5

 

2015

11

6

 

2016

4

11

 

2017

8

2

 

2018

8

9

 

PCT National Phase Entry (Direct and via Regional Office)

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

 

117

2

2010

 

118

 

2011

 

121

14

2012

 

128

8

2013

 

111

42

2014

 

75

6

2015

 

52

19

2016

 

56

31

2017

 

38

20

2018

 

38

10

 

PCT Top Applicants

PCT Applicant

2016

2017

2018

 

Madrid Top Applicants

Madrid Applicant

2016

2017

2018

NINI LIMITED

 

 

4

SAFARI SIMBAZ TRUST

 

 

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.
• Kenya is a member of the African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO). Patent filings by residents of this country at ARIPO 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. 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.