Statistical Country Profiles



Panama

Population (Million): 4.25 (2019)

Gross Domestic Product (Billion US$)(Constant 2017 US$ (PPP)): 133.59 (2019)

 

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

Year

Patent

Trademark (class count)

Industrial Design (design count)

GDP (Constant 2017 US$)

2010

 

13,485

 

77.76

2011

75

9,853

 

86.56

2012

 

10,909

89

95.02

2013

70

12,161

98

101.58

2014

73

14,310

365

106.73

2015

64

13,543

183

112.85

2016

112

14,502

194

118.44

2017

100

12,268

71

125.07

2018

183

13,202

 

129.69

2019

64

13,839

 

133.59

 

Patent

Patent Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2010

 

468

50

2011

21

420

54

2012

 

234

32

2013

9

78

61

2014

13

274

60

2015

14

389

50

2016

68

349

44

2017

33

376

67

2018

135

362

48

2019

34

328

30

Patent Grants

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2010

 

378

58

2011

12

309

67

2012

 

325

63

2013

6

260

54

2014

5

161

39

2015

 

 

36

2016

2

11

47

2017

 

4

28

2018

2

145

31

2019

 

133

37

Patents in Force

Year

Patents in Force

2010

378

2011

 

2012

357

2013

1,858

2014

1,725

2015

1,684

2016

1,358

2017

1,289

2018

1,338

2019

1,343

Utility Model Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2010

 

2

5

2011

5

3

7

2012

 

5

3

2013

1

8

1

2014

6

7

1

2015

5

3

11

2016

6

5

4

2017

2

2

 

2018

4

1

1

2019

1

2

2

 

Trademark (class count)

Number of Classes Specified in Trademark Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2010

3,702

6,569

9,783

2011

4,167

7,205

5,686

2012

4,519

7,712

6,390

2013

4,470

7,834

7,691

2014

4,954

8,069

9,356

2015

5,211

7,477

8,332

2016

5,098

7,460

9,404

2017

4,306

6,276

7,962

2018

5,201

6,872

8,001

2019

4,590

6,537

9,249

Number of Classes Specified in Trademark Registrations

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2010

3,094

5,134

6,428

2011

3,351

5,998

5,546

2012

4,068

8,009

5,212

2013

3,733

6,485

5,615

2014

4,322

8,408

9,982

2015

4,576

7,724

7,497

2016

2,778

4,547

9,868

2017

4,831

9,192

7,226

2018

3,552

6,344

6,180

2019

5,002

7,716

6,921

 

Industrial Design (design count)

Number of Designs in Industrial Design Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2010

 

70

289

2011

 

70

88

2012

4

85

85

2013

4

104

94

2014

13

58

352

2015

19

78

164

2016

9

43

185

2017

3

60

68

2018

 

68

600

2019

 

92

340

Number of Designs in Industrial Design Registrations

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2010

 

74

282

2011

 

43

91

2012

 

68

47

2013

 

52

87

2014

5

143

263

2015

21

83

159

2016

4

40

172

2017

14

74

80

2018

 

106

90

2019

6

47

826

 

International Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties

Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties

Year

PCT System

Madrid System

Hague System

2011

13

7

 

2012

13

12

 

2013

12

15

 

2014

18

17

 

2015

15

8

 

2016

59

8

 

2017

9

3

 

2018

186

5

 

2019

17

2

 

2020

21

2

 

PCT National Phase Entry (Direct and via Regional Office)

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2010

 

 

40

2011

 

 

40

2012

 

 

11

2013

 

 

47

2014

 

241

43

2015

 

372

40

2016

2

328

29

2017

 

364

27

2018

 

347

10

2019

1

323

22

 

PCT Top Applicants

Applicant

2018

2019

2020

AGP AMERICA S.A.

11

30

7

2HFUTURA SA

 

 

1

CHAIN IP HOLDINGS, INC

 

1

1

GLOBALQUIMICA A.L C,A

 

 

1

 

Madrid Top Applicants

Applicant

2018

2019

2020

SANDALS RESORTS INTERNATIONAL 2000 INC

 

 

1

VERTUS MEDIA CORP

2

 

1

 

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.
• 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.