Statistical Country Profiles

North Macedonia

Population (Million): 2.08 (2018)

Gross Domestic Product (Billion US$)(Constant 2011 US$ (PPP)): 28.09 (2018)

 

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

Year

Patent

Trademark (class count)

Industrial Design (design count)

GDP (Constant 2011 US$)

2009

41

 

 

22.75

2010

31

 

134

23.51

2011

41

 

228

24.06

2012

52

 

196

23.95

2013

49

 

115

24.66

2014

 

 

 

25.55

2015

 

 

244

26.54

2016

 

 

227

27.29

2017

 

 

99

27.36

2018

 

 

151

28.09

 

Patent

Patent Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

39

11

2

2010

27

1

4

2011

37

3

4

2012

50

3

2

2013

43

4

6

2014

 

 

8

2015

 

 

1

2016

 

 

8

2017

 

 

3

2018

 

 

1

Patent Grants

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

 

 

1

2010

 

 

 

2011

 

 

1

2012

 

 

2

2013

 

 

 

2014

 

 

1

2015

 

 

2

2016

 

 

6

2017

 

 

4

2018

 

 

5

Patents in Force

Year

Patent in force

2009

 

2010

 

2011

 

2012

 

2013

 

2014

 

2015

 

2016

 

2017

 

2018

 

Utility Model Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

 

 

 

2010

 

 

 

2011

 

 

1

2012

 

 

 

2013

 

 

 

2014

 

 

 

2015

 

 

 

2016

 

 

 

2017

 

 

 

2018

 

 

 

 

Trademark (class count)

Number of Classes Specified in Trademark Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

 

 

1,197

2010

 

 

872

2011

 

 

1,263

2012

 

 

1,315

2013

 

 

1,514

2014

 

 

1,023

2015

 

 

912

2016

 

 

2,519

2017

 

 

2,604

2018

 

 

1,446

Number of Classes Specified in Trademark Registrations

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

 

 

623

2010

 

 

680

2011

 

 

1,027

2012

 

 

2,150

2013

 

 

1,288

2014

 

 

2,405

2015

 

 

980

2016

 

 

1,926

2017

 

 

2,072

2018

 

 

1,829

 

Industrial Design (design count)

Number of Designs in Industrial Design Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

 

 

29

2010

127

1,334

7

2011

87

1,393

141

2012

67

1,455

129

2013

104

1,440

11

2014

 

 

99

2015

48

1,571

196

2016

81

884

146

2017

99

1,088

 

2018

63

783

88

Number of Designs in Industrial Design Registrations

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

 

 

27

2010

129

1,288

2

2011

72

1,358

197

2012

48

1,474

131

2013

32

1,510

20

2014

 

 

70

2015

12

1,412

225

2016

43

898

86

2017

123

953

61

2018

89

713

89

 

International Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties

Applications Under the WIPO Systems

Year

PCT

Madrid

Hague

2009

2

27

 

2010

2

23

 

2011

 

29

1

2012

2

24

1

2013

1

27

1

2014

4

23

2

2015

2

14

2

2016

3

69

2

2017

2

42

 

2018

6

29

1

PCT National Phase Entry (Direct and via Regional Office)

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

 

 

2

2010

 

 

3

2011

 

 

 

2012

 

 

1

2013

 

 

5

2014

 

 

6

2015

 

 

 

2016

 

 

1

2017

 

 

 

2018

 

 

 

 

PCT Top Applicants

PCT Applicant

2016

2017

2018

THINK KUALITI DOOEL SKOPJE

 

 

1

 

Madrid Top Applicants

Madrid Applicant

2016

2017

2018

MAKPROGRES DOO

4

 

4

DRUSTVO ZA PROIZVODSTVO TRGOVIJA I USLUGI ASPEKTUS FARMA DOO EKSPORT-IMPORT SKOPJE

 

 

3

TD CENTRO UNION DOO SKOPJE

 

 

3

AKCIONERSKO DRUSTVO ZA PROIZVODSTVO I PROMET SO FROTIR PROIZVODI FROTIRKA KOMPANI AD DELCEVO

 

 

2

DRUSTVO ZA MARKETING KONSALTING I USLUGI NAVIGATORS DOOEL SKOPJE

 

 

2

DRUSTVO ZA TRGOVIJA, PROIZVODSTVO, USLUGI, SPEDICIJA, UVOZ-IZVOZ PEKABESKO AD

 

 

2

GEORGI DIMITROV

 

 

2

DRUSTVO ZA HOTELIERSTVO TRGOVIJA I USLUGI TROKADERO INTERACIONAL DOOEL TETOVO

 

 

1

DRUSTVO ZA HOTELIERSTVO, TRGOVIJA I USLUGI TROKADERO INTERACIONAL DOOEL TETOVO

 

 

1

DRUSTVO ZA TRGOVIJA I PROIZVODSTVO MERIDIANO EKSPORT DOO SKOPJE

 

1

1

 

Hague Top Applicants

Hague Applicant

2016

2017

2018

KRSTE NELOSKI

 

 

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.
• North Macedonia is a member of the European Patent Convention from 2009. Patent filings by residents of this country at the European Patent Office (EPO) 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.