Statistical Country Profiles

Sri Lanka

Population (Million): 21.67 (2018)

Gross Domestic Product (Billion US$)(Constant 2011 US$ (PPP)): 259.08 (2018)

 

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

Year

Patent

Trademark (class count)

Industrial Design (design count)

GDP (Constant 2011 US$)

2009

213

3,618

307

159.50

2010

243

5,225

381

172.28

2011

214

5,156

686

186.76

2012

 

7,211

678

203.84

2013

445

6,899

295

210.76

2014

 

 

 

221.22

2015

264

7,440

405

232.30

2016

316

9,351

309

242.72

2017

331

 

485

251.02

2018

382

9,161

486

259.08

 

Patent

Patent Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

202

200

11

2010

225

235

18

2011

194

235

20

2012

 

 

33

2013

328

188

117

2014

 

 

17

2015

218

263

46

2016

280

293

36

2017

277

266

54

2018

343

260

39

Patent Grants

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

11

254

7

2010

220

284

3

2011

45

227

5

2012

 

 

6

2013

71

165

5

2014

 

 

6

2015

38

224

12

2016

41

82

13

2017

55

123

13

2018

64

148

11

Patents in Force

Year

Patent in force

2009

 

2010

 

2011

 

2012

 

2013

 

2014

 

2015

 

2016

710

2017

826

2018

850

Utility Model Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

 

 

1

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

3,012

1,915

606

2010

3,942

2,302

1,283

2011

4,732

2,925

424

2012

5,938

3,178

1,273

2013

5,481

3,344

1,418

2014

 

 

1,888

2015

5,983

3,432

1,457

2016

6,893

3,935

2,458

2017

 

 

1,505

2018

7,356

4,127

1,805

Number of Classes Specified in Trademark Registrations

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

1,292

1,426

1,572

2010

570

469

1,385

2011

 

 

707

2012

660

689

945

2013

1,485

559

460

2014

 

 

1,785

2015

777

1,495

1,585

2016

7,359

15,133

1,821

2017

 

 

1,540

2018

1,998

3,191

1,104

 

Industrial Design (design count)

Number of Designs in Industrial Design Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

273

40

34

2010

233

51

148

2011

387

56

299

2012

365

29

313

2013

260

99

35

2014

 

 

92

2015

390

67

15

2016

237

145

72

2017

287

49

198

2018

228

60

258

Number of Designs in Industrial Design Registrations

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

238

36

138

2010

228

37

143

2011

88

21

303

2012

60

28

152

2013

100

30

44

2014

 

 

36

2015

179

67

6

2016

272

69

4

2017

178

152

235

2018

86

38

222

 

International Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties

Applications Under the WIPO Systems

Year

PCT

Madrid

Hague

2009

16

 

 

2010

10

3

 

2011

12

2

 

2012

14

1

 

2013

14

1

 

2014

21

1

 

2015

14

 

 

2016

16

1

 

2017

19

2

 

2018

18

1

 

PCT National Phase Entry (Direct and via Regional Office)

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

 

 

5

2010

 

 

7

2011

 

 

6

2012

 

 

21

2013

 

 

81

2014

 

 

8

2015

 

263

23

2016

1

287

12

2017

 

227

23

2018

 

234

18

 

PCT Top Applicants

PCT Applicant

2016

2017

2018

MAS INNOVATION (PRIVATE) LIMITED

5

7

4

SRI LANKA INSTITUTE OF NANOTECHNOLOGY (PVT) LTD

 

 

2

 

Madrid Top Applicants

Madrid Applicant

2016

2017

2018

VERITE RESEARCH PRIVATE LIMITED

 

 

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.
• 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.