Statistical Country Profiles

Qatar

Population (Million): 2.64 (2017)

Gross Domestic Product (Billion US$)(Constant 2011 US$ (PPP)): 308.62 (2017)

 

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

Year

Patent

Trademark

Industrial Design

GDP (Constant 2011 US$)

2008

 

 

 

166.34

2009

 

 

 

186.22

2010

 

 

 

222.71

2011

 

3,620

 

252.50

2012

71

2,324

 

264.33

2013

84

4,723

 

275.99

2014

174

6,873

 

286.97

2015

 

 

 

297.16

2016

142

 

 

303.77

2017

133

4,300

 

308.62

 

Patent

Patent Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2008

 

 

10

2009

 

 

17

2010

 

 

33

2011

 

 

34

2012

6

58

65

2013

15

323

69

2014

9

477

165

2015

 

 

163

2016

23

548

119

2017

27

574

106

Patent Grants

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2008

 

 

1

2009

 

 

4

2010

 

 

 

2011

 

 

3

2012

 

 

9

2013

 

 

8

2014

 

 

11

2015

 

 

50

2016

 

 

48

2017

3

35

44

Patents in Force

Year

Patent in force

2008

 

2009

 

2010

 

2011

 

2012

 

2013

 

2014

 

2015

 

2016

 

2017

 

Utility Model Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2008

 

 

1

2009

 

 

 

2010

 

 

 

2011

 

 

1

2012

 

 

 

2013

 

 

 

2014

 

 

 

2015

 

 

 

2016

 

 

 

2017

 

 

 

 

Trademark

Number of Classes Specified in Trademark Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2008

 

 

1,370

2009

 

 

828

2010

 

 

1,107

2011

656

6,387

2,964

2012

485

6,288

1,839

2013

797

7,182

3,926

2014

1,405

6,203

5,468

2015

 

 

3,554

2016

 

 

3,328

2017

1,117

7,007

3,183

Number of Classes Specified in Trademark Registrations

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2008

 

 

522

2009

 

 

1,298

2010

 

 

1,401

2011

656

6,387

2,437

2012

485

6,288

1,247

2013

797

7,182

2,971

2014

1,168

5,365

3,890

2015

 

 

3,423

2016

 

 

3,022

2017

692

7,726

3,207

 

Industrial Design

Number of Designs in Industrial Design Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2008

 

 

 

2009

 

 

 

2010

 

 

 

2011

 

 

 

2012

 

 

36

2013

 

 

95

2014

 

 

144

2015

 

 

34

2016

 

 

810

2017

 

 

77

Number of Designs in Industrial Design Registrations

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2008

 

 

 

2009

 

 

 

2010

 

 

 

2011

 

 

 

2012

 

 

30

2013

 

 

94

2014

 

 

90

2015

 

 

35

2016

 

 

787

2017

 

 

78

 

International Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties

Applications Under the WIPO Systems

Year

PCT

Madrid

Hague

2008

 

 

 

2009

1

 

 

2010

7

2

 

2011

 

 

 

2012

53

1

 

2013

28

2

 

2014

18

2

1

2015

19

4

 

2016

14

 

 

2017

26

1

1

PCT National Phase Entry (Direct and via Regional Office)

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2008

 

 

2

2009

 

 

1

2010

 

 

 

2011

 

 

1

2012

 

56

10

2013

 

314

8

2014

 

464

87

2015

 

 

84

2016

2

537

39

2017

1

557

45

 

PCT Top Applicants

PCT Applicant

2015

2016

2017

QATAR FOUNDATION FOR EDUCATION, SCIENCE AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

 

2

8

QATAR UNIVERSITY

 

 

3

QATAR FOUNDATION

5

 

2

GULF ORGANISATION FOR RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

1

1

1

HAMAD MEDICAL CORPORATION

 

 

1

 

Madrid Top Applicants

Madrid Applicant

2015

2016

2017

BEIN MEDIA GROUP LLC

4

 

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.