Statistical Country Profiles

Lao People's Democratic Republic

Population (Million): 7.06 (2018)

Gross Domestic Product (Billion US$)(Constant 2011 US$ (PPP)): 46.71 (2018)

 

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

Year

Patent

Trademark (class count)

Industrial Design (design count)

GDP (Constant 2011 US$)

2009

 

88

 

24.28

2010

 

109

 

26.35

2011

 

421

 

28.47

2012

 

178

 

30.76

2013

1

116

 

33.22

2014

2

647

 

35.75

2015

2

198

 

38.35

2016

 

241

 

41.05

2017

3

345

 

43.86

2018

1

277

 

46.71

 

Patent

Patent Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

 

18

1

2010

 

20

 

2011

 

43

 

2012

 

53

 

2013

1

69

 

2014

1

43

1

2015

1

61

1

2016

 

63

5

2017

3

97

 

2018

1

58

 

Patent Grants

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

 

 

 

2010

 

 

 

2011

 

 

 

2012

 

 

 

2013

 

1

 

2014

 

 

 

2015

 

2

 

2016

 

2

 

2017

 

3

 

2018

 

5

 

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

1

 

 

2010

 

 

 

2011

1

 

 

2012

1

 

 

2013

1

3

 

2014

1

3

 

2015

3

4

 

2016

 

7

 

2017

 

16

 

2018

1

6

1

 

Trademark (class count)

Number of Classes Specified in Trademark Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

88

1,505

 

2010

109

1,953

 

2011

148

2,633

273

2012

174

2,434

4

2013

112

2,834

4

2014

163

2,711

484

2015

182

2,657

16

2016

197

3,258

44

2017

297

4,278

48

2018

249

5,009

28

Number of Classes Specified in Trademark Registrations

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

80

1,173

 

2010

109

1,740

1

2011

151

2,549

140

2012

64

1,819

2

2013

140

1,498

4

2014

88

2,652

85

2015

166

3,091

175

2016

128

3,469

11

2017

242

5,298

40

2018

168

4,523

11

 

Industrial Design (design count)

Number of Designs in Industrial Design Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

 

 

 

2010

 

 

 

2011

 

 

 

2012

 

 

 

2013

 

 

 

2014

 

 

 

2015

 

 

 

2016

 

 

 

2017

 

 

 

2018

 

 

 

Number of Designs in Industrial Design Registrations

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

 

 

 

2010

 

 

 

2011

 

 

 

2012

 

 

 

2013

 

 

 

2014

 

 

 

2015

 

 

 

2016

 

 

 

2017

 

 

 

2018

 

 

 

 

International Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties

Applications Under the WIPO Systems

Year

PCT

Madrid

Hague

2009

 

 

 

2010

7

 

 

2011

3

 

 

2012

8

 

 

2013

2

 

 

2014

2

 

 

2015

2

 

 

2016

2

 

 

2017

 

2

 

2018

3

 

 

PCT National Phase Entry (Direct and via Regional Office)

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

 

13

1

2010

 

15

 

2011

 

33

 

2012

 

47

 

2013

 

62

 

2014

 

40

1

2015

 

54

1

2016

 

38

3

2017

 

90

 

2018

 

40

 

 

PCT Top Applicants

PCT Applicant

2016

2017

2018

LISZ B.V.

 

 

1

 

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.