Statistical Country Profiles

Panama

Population (Million): 4.10 (2017)

Gross Domestic Product (Billion US$)(Constant 2011 US$ (PPP)): 91.26 (2017)

 

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

Year

Patent

Trademark

Industrial Design

GDP (Constant 2011 US$)

2008

 

9,732

 

53.14

2009

 

6,384

 

53.80

2010

 

13,485

 

56.94

2011

75

9,853

 

63.38

2012

 

10,909

89

69.58

2013

70

12,161

98

74.38

2014

73

14,310

365

78.15

2015

64

13,541

183

82.51

2016

112

14,438

194

86.62

2017

100

12,265

71

91.26

 

Patent

Patent Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2008

 

371

136

2009

 

370

97

2010

 

468

51

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

Patent Grants

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2008

 

310

74

2009

 

392

53

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

Patents in Force

Year

Patent in force

2008

41

2009

 

2010

378

2011

 

2012

357

2013

1,858

2014

1,725

2015

1,684

2016

1,734

2017

 

Utility Model Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2008

8

7

6

2009

 

2

1

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

1

 

Trademark

Number of Classes Specified in Trademark Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2008

4,407

6,321

5,325

2009

3,571

5,024

2,813

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

8,330

2016

5,098

7,460

9,340

2017

4,306

6,276

7,959

Number of Classes Specified in Trademark Registrations

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2008

4,123

7,002

3,794

2009

2,820

4,534

3,863

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

9,824

2017

4,831

9,192

7,225

 

Industrial Design

Number of Designs in Industrial Design Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2008

 

54

736

2009

 

51

220

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

Number of Designs in Industrial Design Registrations

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2008

7

38

740

2009

2

28

231

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

 

International Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties

Applications Under the WIPO Systems

Year

PCT

Madrid

Hague

2008

9

9

 

2009

10

5

 

2010

5

10

 

2011

13

7

 

2012

13

12

 

2013

12

15

 

2014

18

17

 

2015

15

8

 

2016

60

8

 

2017

9

3

 

PCT National Phase Entry (Direct and via Regional Office)

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2008

 

 

94

2009

 

 

75

2010

 

 

41

2011

 

 

40

2012

 

 

11

2013

 

 

47

2014

 

241

43

2015

 

372

40

2016

2

328

29

2017

 

364

26

 

PCT Top Applicants

PCT Applicant

2015

2016

2017

UNIVERSIDAD TECNOLOGICA DE PANAMA

 

 

52

BLUEBURG OVERSEAS S.A.

 

 

2

COMMERCIAL FINANCE CORP., S. DE R.L.

 

 

1

JX NIPPON MINING & METALS CORPORATION

 

 

1

NANO DISPERSIONS TECHNOLOGY, INC.

 

 

1

 

Madrid Top Applicants

Madrid Applicant

2015

2016

2017

BELIX HOLDINGS S.A.

 

 

1

GASTROL GROUP, INC.

 

 

1

MAGNABRANDS CORP.

 

 

1

 

Source: WIPO statistics database. Last updated: 12/2018

• 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.