Statistical Country Profiles



Sri Lanka

Population (Million): 21.92 (2020)

Gross Domestic Product (Billion US$)(Constant 2017 US$ (PPP)): 274.80 (2020)

 

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

Year

Patent

Trademark (class count)

Industrial Design (design count)

GDP (Constant 2017 US$)

2011

214

5,156

686

200.47

2012

 

7,211

678

218.80

2013

445

6,899

295

226.23

2014

 

 

 

237.45

2015

265

7,440

405

249.34

2016

316

9,351

309

260.53

2017

331

 

485

269.85

2018

382

9,161

487

278.68

2019

412

7,990

606

284.97

2020

412

 

459

274.80

 

Patent

Patent Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2011

194

235

20

2012

 

 

33

2013

328

188

117

2014

 

 

17

2015

218

263

47

2016

280

293

36

2017

277

266

54

2018

343

260

39

2019

356

255

56

2020

353

251

59

Patent Grants

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

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

2019

40

135

15

2020

52

221

17

Patents in Force

Year

Patents in Force

2011

 

2012

 

2013

 

2014

 

2015

 

2016

710

2017

826

2018

850

2019

781

2020

939

Utility Model Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2011

 

 

 

2012

 

 

 

2013

 

 

 

2014

 

 

 

2015

 

 

 

2016

 

 

 

2017

 

 

 

2018

 

 

 

2019

 

 

1

2020

 

 

1

 

Trademark (class count)

Number of Classes Specified in Trademark Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

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

 

 

1,507

2018

7,356

4,127

1,805

2019

6,676

3,709

1,314

2020

 

 

1,669

Number of Classes Specified in Trademark Registrations

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

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

2019

5,252

9,737

1,581

2020

 

 

1,096

 

Industrial Design (design count)

Number of Designs in Industrial Design Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

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

259

2019

480

66

126

2020

249

32

210

Number of Designs in Industrial Design Registrations

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

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

2019

201

57

109

2020

122

29

142

 

International Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties

Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties

Year

PCT System

Madrid System

Hague System

2011

12

2

 

2012

14

1

 

2013

14

1

 

2014

21

1

 

2015

14

 

 

2016

16

1

 

2017

19

2

 

2018

18

1

 

2019

17

1

 

2020

22

 

 

PCT National Phase Entry (Direct and via Regional Office)

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2011

 

 

6

2012

 

 

21

2013

 

 

81

2014

 

 

8

2015

 

263

24

2016

1

287

12

2017

 

227

23

2018

 

234

18

2019

3

238

37

2020

2

238

23

 

PCT Top Applicants

Applicant

2018

2019

2020

MAS INNOVATION (PRIVATE) LIMITED

4

4

2

DIPPED PRODUCTS PLC

 

 

1

SILUETA (PRIVATE) LIMITED

 

 

1

SRI LANKA INSTITUTE OF NANOTECHNOLOGY

 

 

1

VULCAND (PRIVATE) LIMITED

 

 

1

 

Madrid Top Applicants

Applicant

2018

2019

2020

 

Hague Top Applicants

Applicant

2018

2019

2020

 

Source: WIPO statistics database; last updated: 11/2021

• 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.
• 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: Department for Economics and Data Analytics, WIPO. Tel.: +41-22-338-91-11, email: ipstats.mail@wipo.int.