Statistical Country Profiles



Republic of Moldova

Population (Million): 2.66 (2019)

Gross Domestic Product (Billion US$)(Constant 2017 US$ (PPP)): 34.64 (2019)

 

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

Year

Patent

Trademark (class count)

Industrial Design (design count)

GDP (Constant 2017 US$)

2010

231

4,327

817

24.47

2011

193

4,394

959

25.89

2012

144

4,636

1,303

25.74

2013

143

4,073

1,575

28.06

2014

79

4,589

356

29.47

2015

98

4,113

1,324

29.37

2016

101

4,238

615

30.66

2017

103

3,983

724

32.10

2018

160

4,013

607

33.48

2019

123

5,356

1,098

34.64

 

Patent

Patent Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2010

148

11

83

2011

107

11

86

2012

93

22

51

2013

67

29

76

2014

67

72

12

2015

64

60

34

2016

91

64

10

2017

73

37

30

2018

92

21

68

2019

85

15

38

Patent Grants

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2010

129

7

34

2011

62

2

10

2012

47

4

26

2013

57

4

1

2014

49

5

51

2015

 

 

12

2016

54

16

60

2017

42

20

16

2018

47

32

31

2019

29

28

13

Patents in Force

Year

Patents in Force

2010

1,018

2011

799

2012

635

2013

471

2014

384

2015

348

2016

343

2017

333

2018

324

2019

317

Utility Model Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2010

210

1

3

2011

178

4

4

2012

171

3

1

2013

211

2

4

2014

156

2

2

2015

166

1

5

2016

154

2

6

2017

140

2

4

2018

117

5

6

2019

137

1

1

 

Trademark (class count)

Number of Classes Specified in Trademark Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2010

3,524

9,428

803

2011

3,049

9,638

1,345

2012

3,100

9,574

1,536

2013

2,950

9,833

1,123

2014

3,186

8,208

1,403

2015

2,688

7,492

1,425

2016

3,049

8,016

1,189

2017

3,015

8,292

968

2018

3,023

8,882

990

2019

3,164

8,177

2,192

Number of Classes Specified in Trademark Registrations

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2010

1,992

9,953

721

2011

2,142

9,950

1,248

2012

1,733

10,389

1,519

2013

1,729

10,508

1,192

2014

2,147

9,735

1,554

2015

1,839

9,277

1,367

2016

1,617

7,345

1,218

2017

2,033

9,401

1,084

2018

2,165

9,707

850

2019

2,204

9,304

1,533

 

Industrial Design (design count)

Number of Designs in Industrial Design Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2010

518

887

299

2011

930

787

29

2012

1,293

990

10

2013

1,569

977

6

2014

309

822

47

2015

1,207

1,104

117

2016

351

530

264

2017

290

816

434

2018

433

548

174

2019

451

723

647

Number of Designs in Industrial Design Registrations

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2010

461

870

122

2011

325

927

202

2012

745

924

11

2013

728

1,047

1

2014

1,048

846

27

2015

544

951

135

2016

897

611

86

2017

248

738

586

2018

197

427

188

2019

287

664

386

 

International Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties

Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties

Year

PCT System

Madrid System

Hague System

2011

3

41

1

2012

3

66

1

2013

1

50

 

2014

3

77

2

2015

7

84

 

2016

10

49

2

2017

8

49

1

2018

5

58

2

2019

7

66

8

2020

5

102

8

PCT National Phase Entry (Direct and via Regional Office)

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2010

2

7

21

2011

 

7

 

2012

 

11

12

2013

 

20

55

2014

 

62

2

2015

 

58

10

2016

 

64

2

2017

 

34

19

2018

 

20

44

2019

 

7

21

 

PCT Top Applicants

Applicant

2018

2019

2020

 

Madrid Top Applicants

Applicant

2018

2019

2020

BUCURIA S.A.

 

 

22

VINA?RIA BOSTAVAN S.R.L., A NTREPRINDERE MIXTA?

 

 

5

ARLENGO S.R.L.

 

 

3

ABC NEW BUSINESS LINE S.R.L.

 

 

2

AGEN IA DE INVESTI II

 

 

2

CRAMA MIRCESTI S.R.L.

 

 

2

CRICOVA S.A., COMBINAT DE VINURI

 

2

2

FLOAREA SOARELUI S.A.

 

 

2

TIMBRUS PURCARI ESTATE S.R.L.

 

 

2

VIORICA-COSMETIC S.A.

 

 

2

 

Hague Top Applicants

Applicant

2018

2019

2020

STEPAN PINCIUC

 

3

7

VLADISLAV ZDROBAU

 

4

3

PROVITUS GRUP S.R.L., SOCIETATE COMERCIALA

 

 

2

SERGIU VIZITIU

 

 

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.
• Republic of Moldova is a member of the Eurasian Patent Organization (EAPO). Patent filings by residents of this country at EAPO are considered both resident and abroad filings via regional office.
• 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.