Statistical Country Profiles

Lebanon

Population (Million): 6.85 (2018)

Gross Domestic Product (Billion US$)(Constant 2011 US$ (PPP)): 79.50 (2018)

 

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

Year

Patent

Trademark (class count)

Industrial Design (design count)

GDP (Constant 2011 US$)

2009

 

 

 

66.05

2010

 

 

 

71.35

2011

 

 

 

72.01

2012

 

 

 

73.97

2013

160

5,795

 

75.90

2014

140

4,867

 

77.33

2015

158

6,928

 

77.66

2016

 

 

 

78.90

2017

 

 

 

79.34

2018

 

 

 

79.50

 

Patent

Patent Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

 

 

21

2010

 

 

38

2011

 

 

51

2012

 

 

39

2013

105

250

55

2014

80

261

60

2015

110

194

48

2016

 

 

41

2017

 

 

86

2018

 

 

76

Patent Grants

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

 

 

6

2010

 

 

12

2011

53

252

15

2012

59

258

13

2013

75

250

13

2014

55

261

11

2015

85

194

20

2016

 

 

24

2017

 

 

27

2018

 

 

29

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

 

 

 

2010

 

 

1

2011

 

 

1

2012

 

 

3

2013

 

 

1

2014

 

 

 

2015

 

 

2

2016

 

 

2

2017

 

 

1

2018

 

 

2

 

Trademark (class count)

Number of Classes Specified in Trademark Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

 

 

2,158

2010

 

 

3,309

2011

 

 

2,863

2012

 

 

2,200

2013

805

274

4,990

2014

971

243

3,896

2015

1,253

284

5,675

2016

 

 

5,536

2017

 

 

4,211

2018

 

 

3,763

Number of Classes Specified in Trademark Registrations

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

 

 

2,325

2010

 

 

3,783

2011

 

 

2,140

2012

 

 

2,296

2013

3,489

5,758

3,202

2014

3,822

6,141

3,832

2015

4,098

5,429

2,685

2016

 

 

5,565

2017

 

 

4,677

2018

 

 

2,582

 

Industrial Design (design count)

Number of Designs in Industrial Design Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

 

 

100

2010

 

 

137

2011

 

 

102

2012

 

 

112

2013

 

 

560

2014

 

 

12

2015

 

 

185

2016

 

 

48

2017

 

 

1,014

2018

 

 

133

Number of Designs in Industrial Design Registrations

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

 

 

57

2010

 

 

235

2011

 

 

16

2012

 

 

192

2013

 

 

520

2014

 

 

544

2015

 

 

181

2016

 

 

31

2017

 

 

1,014

2018

 

 

126

 

International Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties

Applications Under the WIPO Systems

Year

PCT

Madrid

Hague

2009

2

7

 

2010

4

5

 

2011

3

2

 

2012

6

1

 

2013

5

5

 

2014

4

1

 

2015

7

5

 

2016

6

1

 

2017

5

1

 

2018

6

2

1

PCT National Phase Entry (Direct and via Regional Office)

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

 

 

3

2010

 

 

4

2011

 

 

30

2012

 

 

10

2013

 

 

14

2014

 

 

12

2015

 

 

16

2016

 

 

12

2017

 

 

49

2018

 

 

35

 

PCT Top Applicants

PCT Applicant

2016

2017

2018

NU-ROCK CORPORATION S.A.R.L.

 

 

1

 

Madrid Top Applicants

Madrid Applicant

2016

2017

2018

AL KHAWAM GEORGES

 

 

2

 

Hague Top Applicants

Hague Applicant

2016

2017

2018

RITA KATTANI

 

 

3

 

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.