Statistical Country Profiles



Oman

Population (Million): 4.98 (2019)

Gross Domestic Product (Billion US$)(Constant 2017 US$ (PPP)): 138.78 (2019)

 

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

Year

Patent

Trademark (class count)

Industrial Design (design count)

GDP (Constant 2017 US$)

2010

 

 

 

106.15

2011

 

 

 

104.97

2012

 

 

 

114.77

2013

 

 

 

119.79

2014

 

 

 

123.08

2015

38

7,260

19

128.84

2016

17

9,951

48

135.23

2017

71

11,973

25

135.70

2018

35

11,994

54

138.09

2019

54

11,565

17

138.78

 

Patent

Patent Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2010

 

 

14

2011

 

 

18

2012

 

 

24

2013

 

 

4

2014

 

 

12

2015

9

341

29

2016

4

366

13

2017

8

387

63

2018

18

404

17

2019

32

476

22

Patent Grants

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2010

 

 

6

2011

 

 

3

2012

 

 

4

2013

 

 

4

2014

 

 

2

2015

 

29

4

2016

1

17

6

2017

1

17

14

2018

 

136

3

2019

1

91

25

Patents in Force

Year

Patents in Force

2010

 

2011

 

2012

 

2013

 

2014

 

2015

220

2016

45

2017

69

2018

397

2019

506

Utility Model Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2010

 

 

 

2011

 

 

 

2012

 

 

 

2013

 

 

 

2014

 

 

 

2015

 

 

 

2016

 

 

 

2017

 

 

 

2018

 

 

1

2019

 

 

 

 

Trademark (class count)

Number of Classes Specified in Trademark Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2010

 

 

108

2011

 

 

343

2012

 

 

165

2013

 

 

494

2014

 

 

285

2015

6,914

5,034

346

2016

9,172

5,534

779

2017

11,307

4,962

666

2018

11,486

4,560

508

2019

11,064

4,960

501

Number of Classes Specified in Trademark Registrations

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2010

 

 

90

2011

 

 

215

2012

 

 

210

2013

 

 

193

2014

 

 

462

2015

3,597

6,764

698

2016

3,594

5,916

383

2017

6,623

6,822

793

2018

5,542

5,651

562

2019

6,095

6,346

466

 

Industrial Design (design count)

Number of Designs in Industrial Design Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2010

 

 

 

2011

 

 

 

2012

 

 

63

2013

 

 

15

2014

 

 

29

2015

19

1,214

 

2016

15

985

33

2017

25

948

 

2018

2

675

52

2019

8

551

9

Number of Designs in Industrial Design Registrations

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2010

 

 

5

2011

 

 

1

2012

 

 

58

2013

 

 

14

2014

 

 

15

2015

19

1,186

14

2016

15

956

30

2017

25

911

 

2018

1

639

4

2019

8

606

10

 

International Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties

Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties

Year

PCT System

Madrid System

Hague System

2011

 

1

 

2012

 

 

 

2013

3

 

 

2014

 

 

1

2015

3

1

4

2016

8

 

1

2017

3

 

 

2018

14

 

1

2019

9

 

1

2020

11

5

1

PCT National Phase Entry (Direct and via Regional Office)

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2010

 

 

 

2011

 

 

 

2012

 

 

3

2013

 

 

1

2014

 

 

3

2015

 

336

4

2016

 

362

1

2017

 

379

29

2018

 

400

 

2019

 

468

6

 

PCT Top Applicants

Applicant

2018

2019

2020

SULTAN QABOOS UNIVERSITY

 

1

2

HIGHER COLLEGE OF TECHNOLOGY

 

 

1

OCTAL SAOC FCZ, SULTANATE OF OMAN

 

 

1

 

Madrid Top Applicants

Applicant

2018

2019

2020

AMOUAGE SAOC

 

 

5

 

Hague Top Applicants

Applicant

2018

2019

2020

 

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.
• Oman is a member of the Patent Office of the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf (GCC Patent Office). Patent filings by residents of this country at GCC Patent Office 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.