Statistical Country Profiles

Nepal

Population (Million): 28.09 (2018)

Gross Domestic Product (Billion US$)(Constant 2011 US$ (PPP)): 76.51 (2018)

 

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

Year

Patent

Trademark (class count)

Industrial Design (design count)

GDP (Constant 2011 US$)

2009

 

 

 

51.20

2010

 

 

 

53.67

2011

11

2,256

21

55.50

2012

9

2,531

4

58.16

2013

21

2,857

21

60.56

2014

12

3,055

 

64.19

2015

24

2,495

16

66.32

2016

11

3,357

15

66.71

2017

20

4,110

15

71.98

2018

 

 

 

76.51

 

Patent

Patent Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

 

 

2

2010

 

 

1

2011

8

15

3

2012

4

13

5

2013

18

12

3

2014

10

36

2

2015

11

71

13

2016

11

26

 

2017

20

43

 

2018

 

 

6

Patent Grants

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

 

 

 

2010

 

 

 

2011

2

 

1

2012

2

 

 

2013

1

 

 

2014

 

 

2

2015

2

 

1

2016

 

 

 

2017

 

 

 

2018

 

 

3

Patents in Force

Year

Patent in force

2009

 

2010

 

2011

 

2012

72

2013

72

2014

72

2015

 

2016

 

2017

 

2018

 

Utility Model Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

 

 

 

2010

 

 

 

2011

 

 

 

2012

 

 

2

2013

 

 

 

2014

 

 

 

2015

 

 

 

2016

 

 

 

2017

 

 

 

2018

 

 

 

 

Trademark (class count)

Number of Classes Specified in Trademark Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

 

 

24

2010

 

 

29

2011

2,204

1,379

52

2012

2,471

1,490

60

2013

2,845

1,706

12

2014

2,942

1,796

113

2015

2,464

1,812

31

2016

3,215

1,863

142

2017

4,005

1,677

105

2018

 

 

310

Number of Classes Specified in Trademark Registrations

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

 

 

129

2010

 

 

78

2011

762

619

20

2012

1,001

915

325

2013

1,519

1,091

46

2014

909

953

12

2015

1,107

1,146

102

2016

1,169

1,617

27

2017

991

1,050

67

2018

 

 

230

 

Industrial Design (design count)

Number of Designs in Industrial Design Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

 

 

 

2010

 

 

 

2011

21

 

 

2012

3

13

1

2013

21

35

 

2014

 

 

 

2015

16

19

 

2016

11

23

4

2017

15

25

 

2018

 

 

2

Number of Designs in Industrial Design Registrations

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

 

 

 

2010

 

 

 

2011

 

 

 

2012

5

15

1

2013

 

 

 

2014

5

4

 

2015

 

1

 

2016

10

11

 

2017

3

8

4

2018

 

 

1

 

International Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties

Applications Under the WIPO Systems

Year

PCT

Madrid

Hague

2009

 

 

 

2010

 

 

 

2011

 

 

 

2012

 

 

 

2013

 

 

 

2014

 

 

 

2015

 

 

 

2016

 

 

 

2017

 

 

 

2018

 

 

 

PCT National Phase Entry (Direct and via Regional Office)

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

 

 

 

2010

 

 

1

2011

 

 

1

2012

 

 

2

2013

 

 

3

2014

 

 

 

2015

 

 

11

2016

 

 

 

2017

 

 

 

2018

 

 

 

 

PCT Top Applicants

PCT Applicant

2016

2017

2018

 

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.