Statistical Country Profiles



North Macedonia

Population (Million): 2.08 (2019)

Gross Domestic Product (Billion US$)(Constant 2017 US$ (PPP)): 34.39 (2019)

 

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

Year

Patent

Trademark (class count)

Industrial Design (design count)

GDP (Constant 2017 US$)

2010

31

 

134

27.56

2011

41

 

228

28.20

2012

52

 

196

28.07

2013

49

 

115

28.90

2014

 

 

 

29.94

2015

 

 

244

31.10

2016

 

 

227

31.99

2017

 

 

99

32.33

2018

 

 

151

33.21

2019

 

 

210

34.39

 

Patent

Patent Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

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

2019

 

 

7

Patent Grants

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2010

 

 

 

2011

 

 

1

2012

 

 

2

2013

 

 

 

2014

 

 

1

2015

 

 

2

2016

 

 

6

2017

 

 

4

2018

 

 

5

2019

 

 

2

Patents in Force

Year

Patents in Force

2010

 

2011

 

2012

 

2013

 

2014

 

2015

 

2016

 

2017

 

2018

 

2019

7,445

Utility Model Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2010

 

 

 

2011

 

 

1

2012

 

 

 

2013

 

 

 

2014

 

 

 

2015

 

 

 

2016

 

 

 

2017

 

 

 

2018

 

 

 

2019

 

 

 

 

Trademark (class count)

Number of Classes Specified in Trademark Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2010

 

 

872

2011

 

 

1,263

2012

 

 

1,315

2013

 

 

1,514

2014

 

 

1,023

2015

 

 

912

2016

 

 

2,519

2017

 

 

2,604

2018

 

 

1,449

2019

 

 

1,621

Number of Classes Specified in Trademark Registrations

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2010

 

 

680

2011

 

 

1,027

2012

 

 

2,150

2013

 

 

1,288

2014

 

 

2,405

2015

 

 

980

2016

 

 

1,927

2017

 

 

2,072

2018

 

 

1,829

2019

 

 

1,214

 

Industrial Design (design count)

Number of Designs in Industrial Design Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2010

127

1,334

7

2011

87

1,382

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

804

88

2019

73

662

137

Number of Designs in Industrial Design Registrations

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2010

129

1,288

2

2011

72

1,350

137

2012

48

1,460

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

2019

87

763

64

 

International Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties

Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties

Year

PCT System

Madrid System

Hague System

2011

 

29

1

2012

2

24

1

2013

1

27

1

2014

4

23

2

2015

2

15

2

2016

3

69

2

2017

2

43

 

2018

6

34

1

2019

5

34

6

2020

6

25

4

PCT National Phase Entry (Direct and via Regional Office)

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2010

 

 

3

2011

 

 

 

2012

 

 

1

2013

1

 

5

2014

 

 

6

2015

 

 

 

2016

 

 

1

2017

 

 

 

2018

 

 

 

2019

 

 

 

 

PCT Top Applicants

Applicant

2018

2019

2020

ALKALOID AD SKOPJE

 

 

1

MSA KOMPANI DOOEL SKOPJE

 

 

1

 

Madrid Top Applicants

Applicant

2018

2019

2020

DRUSTVO ZA PROIZVODSTVO,TRGOVIJA I USLUGI FANSI KORNERCOPANELIS DOO S. RABROVO, VALANDOVO

 

 

5

VOLTALED DOOEL UVOZ-IZVOZ

 

 

4

AKCIONERSKO DRUSTVO ZA PROIZVODSTVO ;NA ELEKTRICNA ENERGIJA ;ELEKTRANI NA SEVERNA MAKEDONIJA, ;VO DRZAVNA SOPSTVENOST SKOPJE

 

 

2

DRUSTVO ZA DIGITALEN MARKETING,TRGOVIJA I USLUGI KJUPIK DOO SKOPJE

 

 

2

DRUSTVO ZA INFORMATICKI INZENERING IKONSALTING BLU ZOUN DOO SKOPJE

 

 

2

DRUSTVO ZA PROIZVODSTVO, TRGOVIJA I USLUGIFITOFARM PLUS DOO SKOPJE

 

1

2

MAKPROGRES DOO

4

 

2

A.D.EVROPA - F-KA ZA COKOLADI,VAFLI I BONBONI

 

 

1

BEGHEER LLC

 

 

1

DRU TVO ZA PROIZVODSTVO TRGOVIJA I USLUGICIRCLE DOOEL UVOZ-IZVOZ VELES

 

 

1

 

Hague Top Applicants

Applicant

2018

2019

2020

TRGOVSKO DRUSTVO ZA PROIZVODSTVO, TRGOVIJA I USLUGI KUZMANOSKI MILCO, MILKUZ OHRID, DOOEL

 

 

5

DRUSTVO ZA PROIZVODSTVO I TRGOVIJAFEYDOM FURNITURE DOO SKOPJE

 

 

1

MILE ATANASOV

 

 

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.
• North Macedonia is a member of the European Patent Convention. 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. 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.