Statistical Country Profiles

Oman

Population (Million): 4.83 (2018)

Gross Domestic Product (Billion US$)(Constant 2011 US$ (PPP)): 177.87 (2018)

 

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

Year

Patent

Trademark (class count)

Industrial Design (design count)

GDP (Constant 2011 US$)

2009

 

 

 

131.57

2010

 

 

 

137.89

2011

 

 

 

136.36

2012

 

 

 

149.08

2013

 

 

 

155.60

2014

 

 

 

159.88

2015

38

7,260

19

167.46

2016

17

9,945

48

175.80

2017

71

11,973

25

174.17

2018

 

 

 

177.87

 

Patent

Patent Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

 

 

3

2010

 

 

14

2011

 

 

18

2012

 

 

24

2013

 

 

4

2014

 

 

12

2015

9

341

29

2016

4

366

13

2017

8

387

63

2018

 

 

17

Patent Grants

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

 

 

3

2010

 

 

6

2011

 

 

3

2012

 

 

4

2013

 

 

4

2014

 

 

2

2015

 

29

4

2016

1

17

6

2017

1

17

14

2018

 

 

3

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

 

 

 

2014

 

 

 

2015

 

 

 

2016

 

 

 

2017

 

 

 

2018

 

 

1

 

Trademark (class count)

Number of Classes Specified in Trademark Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

 

 

168

2010

 

 

108

2011

 

 

343

2012

 

 

165

2013

 

 

494

2014

 

 

285

2015

6,914

5,034

346

2016

9,172

5,533

773

2017

11,307

4,958

666

2018

 

 

503

Number of Classes Specified in Trademark Registrations

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

 

 

198

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

 

 

555

 

Industrial Design (design count)

Number of Designs in Industrial Design Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

 

 

55

2010

 

 

 

2011

 

 

 

2012

 

 

63

2013

 

 

15

2014

 

 

29

2015

19

1,214

 

2016

15

985

33

2017

25

948

 

2018

 

 

52

Number of Designs in Industrial Design Registrations

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

 

 

54

2010

 

 

5

2011

 

 

1

2012

 

 

58

2013

 

 

14

2014

 

 

15

2015

19

1,186

14

2016

15

956

30

2017

25

911

 

2018

 

 

4

 

International Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties

Applications Under the WIPO Systems

Year

PCT

Madrid

Hague

2009

2

 

 

2010

3

 

 

2011

 

1

 

2012

 

 

 

2013

3

 

 

2014

 

 

1

2015

3

1

4

2016

8

 

1

2017

3

 

 

2018

14

 

1

PCT National Phase Entry (Direct and via Regional Office)

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

 

 

 

2010

 

 

 

2011

 

 

 

2012

 

 

3

2013

 

 

1

2014

 

 

3

2015

 

336

4

2016

 

362

1

2017

 

379

29

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.