Statistical Country Profiles

Morocco

Population (Million): 36.03 (2018)

Gross Domestic Product (Billion US$)(Constant 2011 US$ (PPP)): 279.33 (2018)

 

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

Year

Patent

Trademark (class count)

Industrial Design (design count)

GDP (Constant 2011 US$)

2009

150

 

 

204.13

2010

183

20,344

4,552

211.92

2011

192

 

3,509

223.03

2012

211

18,489

2,813

229.75

2013

354

16,389

3,135

240.17

2014

368

20,851

3,916

246.58

2015

308

20,066

3,825

257.77

2016

263

24,597

4,417

260.67

2017

265

26,288

3,833

271.32

2018

337

22,952

4,010

279.33

 

Patent

Patent Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

135

856

15

2010

152

882

31

2011

169

880

23

2012

197

843

14

2013

316

828

38

2014

355

742

13

2015

224

797

84

2016

237

1,066

26

2017

198

2,026

67

2018

187

2,350

150

Patent Grants

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

 

 

3

2010

5

803

23

2011

126

853

22

2012

112

867

14

2013

145

792

12

2014

 

 

29

2015

 

 

41

2016

109

243

32

2017

74

339

18

2018

126

474

81

Patents in Force

Year

Patent in force

2009

 

2010

 

2011

 

2012

 

2013

 

2014

 

2015

 

2016

 

2017

4,145

2018

8,364

Utility Model Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

 

 

 

2010

 

 

 

2011

 

 

 

2012

 

 

 

2013

 

 

 

2014

 

 

 

2015

 

 

 

2016

 

 

 

2017

 

 

1

2018

 

 

1

 

Trademark (class count)

Number of Classes Specified in Trademark Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

 

 

2,283

2010

16,398

12,619

3,946

2011

 

 

10,505

2012

15,004

12,213

3,485

2013

13,205

12,737

3,184

2014

14,379

12,259

6,472

2015

13,534

12,473

6,532

2016

15,173

13,845

9,424

2017

17,001

13,036

9,287

2018

14,609

14,285

8,343

Number of Classes Specified in Trademark Registrations

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

 

 

2,684

2010

14,621

13,086

4,098

2011

 

 

3,759

2012

13,009

13,382

9,041

2013

11,715

13,459

2,760

2014

12,361

13,239

5,989

2015

11,394

14,547

4,947

2016

10,849

12,896

6,433

2017

15,185

15,085

10,226

2018

11,377

15,189

8,238

 

Industrial Design (design count)

Number of Designs in Industrial Design Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

 

 

484

2010

4,077

1,882

475

2011

3,454

2,015

55

2012

2,622

1,930

191

2013

2,996

1,923

139

2014

3,695

1,937

221

2015

3,727

2,333

98

2016

4,056

2,167

361

2017

3,714

1,557

119

2018

3,879

1,673

131

Number of Designs in Industrial Design Registrations

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

 

 

94

2010

 

 

766

2011

 

 

395

2012

 

 

59

2013

2,956

1,999

123

2014

3,399

1,870

78

2015

3,019

2,177

165

2016

3,990

2,321

309

2017

3,961

1,825

41

2018

3,644

1,333

164

 

International Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties

Applications Under the WIPO Systems

Year

PCT

Madrid

Hague

2009

25

67

6

2010

21

79

7

2011

19

90

3

2012

39

53

3

2013

54

48

2

2014

60

80

7

2015

34

87

 

2016

35

111

5

2017

47

111

3

2018

49

71

 

PCT National Phase Entry (Direct and via Regional Office)

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

 

 

11

2010

5

836

26

2011

7

850

9

2012

 

802

4

2013

1

774

20

2014

2

712

7

2015

1

752

49

2016

1

882

10

2017

3

1,665

52

2018

2

1,961

126

 

PCT Top Applicants

PCT Applicant

2016

2017

2018

UNIVERSITE INTERNATIONALE DE RABAT

7

12

9

UNIVERSITE HASSAN II DE CASABLANCA

 

1

3

EMSI RABAT

 

 

2

MOROCCAN FOUNDATION FOR ADVANCED SCIENCE, INNOVATION & RESEARCH (MASCIR)

5

2

2

OCP SA

1

1

2

SOCIETE NATIONALE DES AUTOROUTES DU MAROC (ADM)

 

 

2

UNIVERSITE ABDELMALEK ESSAADI

2

 

2

ECOLE SUPERIEURE DES INDUSTRIES DU TEXTILE ET DE L'HABILLEMENT (ESITH)

 

 

1

OFFSET POLYPLAST

 

 

1

PROMINDUS SARL

 

 

1

 

Madrid Top Applicants

Madrid Applicant

2016

2017

2018

MINISTERE DU TOURISME DU TRANSPORT AERIEN DE L'ARTISANAT ET DE L'ECONOMIE SOCIALE, SECRETARIAT D'ETAT CHARGE DE L'ARTISANAT ET DE L'ECONOMIE SOCIALE

 

 

6

MOBYCROSS

 

 

5

BANQUE CENTRE POPULAIRE

 

 

4

MANAGEMENT AND ADVISORY COMPANY

 

 

3

USINE PINGOUIN

 

 

3

WINXO

 

 

3

AQARY KARIM

 

 

2

BANQUE MAROCAINE DU COMMERCE EXTERIEUR BMCE BANK

 

2

2

BISCUITERIE MODERNE ZINE

 

1

2

CROSS BORDERS TRADING COMPANY

 

 

2

 

Hague Top Applicants

Hague Applicant

2016

2017

2018

SOMITEX MOROCCO

 

 

1

 

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.