Statistical Country Profiles



Morocco

Population (Million): 36.47 (2019)

Gross Domestic Product (Billion US$)(Constant 2017 US$ (PPP)): 278.45 (2019)

 

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

Year

Patent

Trademark (class count)

Industrial Design (design count)

GDP (Constant 2017 US$)

2010

183

20,344

4,552

206.27

2011

192

 

3,505

217.09

2012

211

18,489

2,792

223.62

2013

354

16,389

3,135

233.76

2014

368

20,851

3,915

240.00

2015

308

20,066

3,825

250.89

2016

263

24,603

4,417

253.55

2017

265

26,288

3,834

264.29

2018

337

22,952

4,083

272.19

2019

292

24,103

4,269

278.45

 

Patent

Patent Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

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

2019

199

2,531

93

Patent Grants

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

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

2019

101

256

63

Patents in Force

Year

Patents in Force

2010

 

2011

 

2012

 

2013

 

2014

 

2015

 

2016

 

2017

4,145

2018

8,364

2019

8,737

Utility Model Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2010

 

 

 

2011

 

 

 

2012

 

 

 

2013

 

 

 

2014

 

 

 

2015

 

 

 

2016

 

 

 

2017

 

 

1

2018

 

 

1

2019

 

 

1

 

Trademark (class count)

Number of Classes Specified in Trademark Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

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

9,430

2017

17,001

13,038

9,287

2018

14,609

14,270

8,343

2019

17,025

13,190

7,078

Number of Classes Specified in Trademark Registrations

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2010

14,621

13,085

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

15,191

8,244

2019

13,018

15,141

7,348

 

Industrial Design (design count)

Number of Designs in Industrial Design Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2010

4,077

1,878

475

2011

3,454

1,998

51

2012

2,622

1,930

170

2013

2,996

1,923

139

2014

3,695

1,937

220

2015

3,727

2,333

98

2016

4,056

2,167

361

2017

3,714

1,557

120

2018

3,879

1,673

204

2019

3,620

1,616

649

Number of Designs in Industrial Design Registrations

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2010

 

 

682

2011

 

 

271

2012

 

 

80

2013

2,956

1,999

123

2014

3,399

1,870

79

2015

3,019

2,177

165

2016

3,990

2,321

309

2017

3,961

1,825

41

2018

3,644

1,333

164

2019

3,502

1,531

370

 

International Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties

Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties

Year

PCT System

Madrid System

Hague System

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

70

1

2019

33

90

3

2020

42

87

2

PCT National Phase Entry (Direct and via Regional Office)

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

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

2019

7

2,171

73

 

PCT Top Applicants

Applicant

2018

2019

2020

UNIVERSITE INTERNATIONALE DE RABAT

9

9

8

UNIVERSITE SIDI MOHAMED BEN ABDELLAH

 

2

3

OCP SA

2

3

2

UNIVERSITE MOHAMMED VI POLYTECHNIQUE

 

 

2

ATLAS OLIVE OILS SARL.

 

 

1

CONSULTING ANTONINI

 

 

1

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

1

1

1

ENVIROASS SARL

 

 

1

IMAPLAST

 

 

1

MAROC CONTENEURS INTERNATIONALES

 

 

1

 

Madrid Top Applicants

Applicant

2018

2019

2020

AFRIQUIA GAZ

 

 

8

BANQUE CENTRE POPULAIRE

4

5

4

OCP S.A.

 

2

4

AGENCE MAGHREB ARABE PRESSE

 

 

2

APPLINUM

 

 

2

CENTRALE DANONE

 

 

2

GROUPE BELLAKHDAR CO

 

 

2

KOKOMILANO

 

 

2

LES HUILERIES DU SOUSS BELHASSAN

 

1

2

MONSIEUR STEVE HERMANVILLE

 

 

2

 

Hague Top Applicants

Applicant

2018

2019

2020

DAMANDIS

 

 

14

SLIMANE ABOUTAJEDYNE

 

 

6

ABDELMONAIM EL HANNOUDI

 

 

1

 

Source: WIPO statistics database; last updated: 03/2021

• 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.