Statistical Country Profiles

Republic of Moldova

Population (Million): 3.55 (2017)

Gross Domestic Product (Billion US$)(Constant 2011 US$ (PPP)): 18.42 (2017)

 

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

Year

Patent

Trademark

Industrial Design

GDP (Constant 2011 US$)

2008

313

4,775

647

13.84

2009

161

2,979

965

13.01

2010

231

4,327

643

13.93

2011

193

4,394

1,133

14.88

2012

144

4,636

1,303

14.77

2013

144

4,073

1,575

16.16

2014

79

4,589

334

16.94

2015

98

4,113

1,346

16.87

2016

101

4,242

447

17.63

2017

103

3,982

892

18.42

 

Patent

Patent Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2008

277

22

36

2009

136

5

25

2010

148

11

83

2011

107

11

86

2012

93

22

51

2013

67

29

77

2014

67

72

12

2015

64

60

34

2016

91

64

10

2017

73

37

30

Patent Grants

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2008

250

3

28

2009

286

10

52

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

56

2017

42

20

15

Patents in Force

Year

Patent in force

2008

1,049

2009

1,139

2010

1,018

2011

799

2012

635

2013

471

2014

384

2015

348

2016

343

2017

333

Utility Model Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2008

60

8

1

2009

234

4

2

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

 

Trademark

Number of Classes Specified in Trademark Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2008

3,856

11,498

919

2009

2,401

8,605

578

2010

3,524

9,428

803

2011

3,049

9,638

1,345

2012

3,100

9,574

1,536

2013

2,950

9,824

1,123

2014

3,186

8,208

1,403

2015

2,688

7,492

1,425

2016

3,049

8,022

1,193

2017

3,015

8,285

967

Number of Classes Specified in Trademark Registrations

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2008

2,549

14,009

887

2009

2,714

11,248

576

2010

1,992

9,953

721

2011

2,142

9,953

1,248

2012

1,733

10,375

1,520

2013

1,729

10,515

1,192

2014

2,147

9,735

1,554

2015

1,839

9,283

1,367

2016

1,617

7,334

1,289

2017

2,033

9,363

1,084

 

Industrial Design

Number of Designs in Industrial Design Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2008

383

1,121

264

2009

436

894

529

2010

512

789

131

2011

936

918

197

2012

1,293

900

10

2013

1,569

996

6

2014

309

841

25

2015

1,207

999

139

2016

351

551

96

2017

290

721

602

Number of Designs in Industrial Design Registrations

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2008

359

1,134

106

2009

172

936

92

2010

461

815

68

2011

325

879

202

2012

740

852

11

2013

728

991

1

2014

1,048

809

25

2015

544

937

135

2016

897

530

86

2017

248

730

586

 

International Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties

Applications Under the WIPO Systems

Year

PCT

Madrid

Hague

2008

5

36

6

2009

2

16

4

2010

1

44

5

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

PCT National Phase Entry (Direct and via Regional Office)

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2008

 

16

1

2009

 

3

1

2010

 

7

21

2011

 

7

 

2012

 

11

12

2013

 

20

56

2014

 

62

2

2015

 

58

10

2016

 

64

2

2017

 

34

19

 

PCT Top Applicants

PCT Applicant

2015

2016

2017

 

Madrid Top Applicants

Madrid Applicant

2015

2016

2017

MINISTERUL AGRICULTURII I INDUSTRIEI ALIMENTARE AL REPUBLICII MOLDOVA

 

 

6

BALABAN INTRAVEST S.R.L., SOCIETATE COMERCIALA

3

 

3

COJOCARU RUSLAN

2

 

2

FARMAPRIM S.R.L.

5

5

2

GOGU MARIN

 

 

2

POLISANO PRIM S.R.L.

 

 

2

ABAZOVA OLGA

 

 

1

ADVANCED TECHNOLOGIES & ENGINEERING S.R.I.

 

 

1

ALEXEI VICTOR

 

1

1

BALAN DAN

 

 

1

 

Source: WIPO statistics database. Last updated: 12/2018

• 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.
• 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. 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.