Statistical Country Profiles

Nigeria

Population (Million): 195.87 (2018)

Gross Domestic Product (Billion US$)(Constant 2011 US$ (PPP)): 1,041.24 (2018)

 

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

Year

Patent

Trademark (class count)

Industrial Design (design count)

GDP (Constant 2011 US$)

2009

 

 

 

746.31

2010

 

 

 

806.05

2011

81

20,953

801

848.84

2012

52

17,445

639

884.75

2013

64

20,987

1,045

943.77

2014

 

 

 

1,003.32

2015

 

 

 

1,029.93

2016

98

 

674

1,013.28

2017

116

 

916

1,021.45

2018

153

 

1,148

1,041.24

 

Patent

Patent Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

 

 

22

2010

 

 

40

2011

64

747

17

2012

42

676

10

2013

50

869

14

2014

 

 

11

2015

 

 

60

2016

85

150

13

2017

100

180

16

2018

120

218

33

Patent Grants

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

 

 

1

2010

 

 

3

2011

53

542

2

2012

38

490

4

2013

32

613

2

2014

 

 

 

2015

 

 

1

2016

200

686

2

2017

252

300

11

2018

200

642

4

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

 

 

 

2012

 

 

 

2013

 

 

3

2014

 

 

 

2015

 

 

 

2016

 

 

 

2017

 

 

 

2018

 

 

 

 

Trademark (class count)

Number of Classes Specified in Trademark Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

 

 

500

2010

 

 

549

2011

20,560

 

393

2012

17,182

 

263

2013

19,332

 

1,655

2014

 

 

1,475

2015

 

 

535

2016

 

 

926

2017

 

 

883

2018

 

 

662

Number of Classes Specified in Trademark Registrations

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

 

 

1,026

2010

 

 

334

2011

4,342

 

562

2012

778

 

176

2013

4,369

 

767

2014

 

 

1,397

2015

 

 

593

2016

 

 

480

2017

 

 

541

2018

 

 

969

 

Industrial Design (design count)

Number of Designs in Industrial Design Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

 

 

1

2010

 

 

 

2011

800

147

1

2012

638

85

1

2013

829

124

216

2014

 

 

36

2015

 

 

101

2016

640

59

34

2017

910

63

6

2018

1,146

26

2

Number of Designs in Industrial Design Registrations

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

 

 

 

2010

 

 

1

2011

624

 

 

2012

176

 

 

2013

1,023

131

231

2014

 

 

198

2015

 

 

91

2016

625

50

12

2017

898

52

7

2018

1,138

22

4

 

International Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties

Applications Under the WIPO Systems

Year

PCT

Madrid

Hague

2009

1

 

 

2010

2

 

 

2011

5

 

 

2012

10

 

 

2013

7

2

 

2014

4

 

 

2015

5

 

 

2016

4

 

 

2017

6

 

 

2018

2

 

 

PCT National Phase Entry (Direct and via Regional Office)

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

 

 

7

2010

 

 

22

2011

 

 

2

2012

 

 

1

2013

 

 

 

2014

 

 

1

2015

 

 

1

2016

 

95

3

2017

 

120

2

2018

 

148

9

 

PCT Top Applicants

PCT Applicant

2016

2017

2018

NULTAN NIGERIA LIMITED

 

 

1

 

Madrid Top Applicants

Madrid Applicant

2016

2017

2018

 

Hague Top Applicants

Hague Applicant

2016

2017

2018

 

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.
• 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.