Statistical Country Profiles



Kuwait

Population (Million): 4.14 (2018)

Gross Domestic Product (Billion US$)(Constant 2011 US$ (PPP)): 271.06 (2018)

 

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

Year

Patent

Trademark (class count)

Industrial Design (design count)

GDP (Constant 2011 US$)

2009

 

 

 

230.93

2010

 

 

 

225.47

2011

 

 

 

247.18

2012

 

 

 

263.56

2013

 

 

 

266.58

2014

 

 

 

267.92

2015

 

 

 

269.51

2016

135

4,803

 

277.39

2017

 

7,728

 

267.74

2018

160

5,775

 

271.06

 

Patent

Patent Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

 

 

50

2010

 

 

87

2011

 

 

115

2012

 

 

133

2013

 

 

158

2014

 

 

129

2015

 

 

111

2016

19

37

116

2017

 

 

145

2018

15

256

145

Patent Grants

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

 

 

17

2010

 

 

16

2011

 

 

28

2012

 

 

40

2013

 

 

90

2014

 

 

100

2015

 

 

83

2016

 

 

64

2017

 

 

62

2018

 

 

63

Patents in Force

Year

Patents in Force

2009

 

2010

 

2011

 

2012

 

2013

 

2014

 

2015

 

2016

 

2017

 

2018

 

Utility Model Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

 

 

 

2010

 

 

 

2011

 

 

 

2012

 

 

 

2013

 

 

 

2014

 

 

 

2015

 

 

 

2016

 

 

 

2017

 

 

 

2018

 

 

1

 

Trademark (class count)

Number of Classes Specified in Trademark Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

 

 

1,788

2010

 

 

599

2011

 

 

885

2012

 

 

980

2013

 

 

1,253

2014

 

 

1,777

2015

 

 

1,808

2016

2,968

6,388

1,835

2017

3,601

6,434

4,127

2018

3,543

7,195

2,232

Number of Classes Specified in Trademark Registrations

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

 

 

2,325

2010

 

 

1,720

2011

 

 

931

2012

 

 

1,075

2013

 

 

1,072

2014

 

 

5,444

2015

 

 

879

2016

 

 

2,964

2017

 

 

2,088

2018

 

 

2,487

 

Industrial Design (design count)

Number of Designs in Industrial Design Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

 

 

1

2010

 

 

 

2011

 

 

2

2012

 

 

3

2013

 

 

6

2014

 

 

1

2015

 

 

4

2016

 

 

6

2017

 

 

3

2018

 

 

1

Number of Designs in Industrial Design Registrations

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

 

 

 

2010

 

 

1

2011

 

 

 

2012

 

 

1

2013

 

 

4

2014

 

 

4

2015

 

 

4

2016

 

 

4

2017

 

 

2

2018

 

 

 

 

International Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties

Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties

Year

PCT System

Madrid System

Hague System

2010

 

 

 

2011

4

 

 

2012

 

 

 

2013

 

2

 

2014

1

 

 

2015

3

 

1

2016

3

 

 

2017

4

 

 

2018

6

 

 

2019

5

 

 

PCT National Phase Entry (Direct and via Regional Office)

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

 

 

2

2010

 

 

13

2011

 

 

6

2012

 

 

7

2013

 

 

8

2014

 

 

8

2015

 

 

1

2016

 

 

1

2017

 

 

12

2018

 

256

5

 

PCT Top Applicants

Applicant

2017

2018

2019

 

Madrid Top Applicants

Applicant

2017

2018

2019

 

Hague Top Applicants

Applicant

2017

2018

2019

 

Source: WIPO statistics database; last updated: 03/2020

• 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.
• Kuwait is a member of the Patent Office of the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf (GCC Patent Office). Patent filings by residents of this country at GCC Patent Office 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. 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.