Statistical Country Profiles

Saudi Arabia

Population (Million): 33.70 (2018)

Gross Domestic Product (Billion US$)(Constant 2011 US$ (PPP)): 1,651.15 (2018)

 

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

Year

Patent

Trademark (class count)

Industrial Design (design count)

GDP (Constant 2011 US$)

2009

 

 

 

1,185.94

2010

1,108

 

 

1,245.71

2011

1,242

 

251

1,370.24

2012

 

 

 

1,444.39

2013

3,124

 

237

1,483.38

2014

4,122

15,585

703

1,537.56

2015

3,538

17,015

334

1,600.70

2016

4,757

 

501

1,627.44

2017

4,411

23,776

633

1,615.37

2018

6,910

26,032

368

1,651.15

 

Patent

Patent Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

 

 

631

2010

325

643

783

2011

374

643

868

2012

 

 

2,038

2013

727

440

2,397

2014

947

135

3,175

2015

915

1,691

2,623

2016

1,316

2,196

3,441

2017

1,213

2,282

3,198

2018

1,683

2,321

5,227

Patent Grants

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

 

 

124

2010

19

175

196

2011

17

235

212

2012

 

 

397

2013

68

196

639

2014

77

512

631

2015

198

600

798

2016

183

471

1,290

2017

368

411

2,537

2018

456

446

3,032

Patents in Force

Year

Patent in force

2009

 

2010

 

2011

1,933

2012

 

2013

1,988

2014

2,338

2015

2,664

2016

3,104

2017

3,277

2018

3,383

Utility Model Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

 

 

 

2010

 

 

1

2011

 

 

5

2012

 

 

 

2013

 

 

3

2014

 

 

4

2015

 

 

6

2016

 

 

4

2017

 

 

3

2018

 

 

9

 

Trademark (class count)

Number of Classes Specified in Trademark Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

 

 

3,183

2010

 

 

3,226

2011

 

 

3,853

2012

 

 

4,004

2013

 

 

5,276

2014

4,897

10,760

10,688

2015

7,423

10,831

9,592

2016

 

 

6,254

2017

17,092

16,233

6,684

2018

18,563

13,329

7,469

Number of Classes Specified in Trademark Registrations

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

 

 

5,170

2010

 

 

3,341

2011

 

 

3,668

2012

 

 

3,076

2013

 

 

4,023

2014

5,866

19,077

10,556

2015

7,482

11,149

5,756

2016

 

 

8,106

2017

 

 

5,632

2018

 

 

6,367

 

Industrial Design (design count)

Number of Designs in Industrial Design Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

 

 

 

2010

 

 

5

2011

246

506

5

2012

 

 

212

2013

168

524

69

2014

234

451

469

2015

321

503

13

2016

386

551

115

2017

461

540

172

2018

345

572

23

Number of Designs in Industrial Design Registrations

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

 

 

45

2010

98

313

3

2011

62

395

7

2012

 

 

203

2013

46

248

89

2014

237

799

62

2015

348

521

292

2016

337

457

101

2017

336

585

144

2018

279

507

36

 

International Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties

Applications Under the WIPO Systems

Year

PCT

Madrid

Hague

2009

70

1

 

2010

82

1

 

2011

147

 

 

2012

286

 

 

2013

187

 

 

2014

381

1

 

2015

274

 

 

2016

294

 

 

2017

378

3

 

2018

661

3

 

PCT National Phase Entry (Direct and via Regional Office)

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

 

 

293

2010

 

 

263

2011

 

 

321

2012

 

 

260

2013

 

 

430

2014

 

 

1,008

2015

27

1,608

833

2016

138

2,108

1,312

2017

117

2,208

575

2018

222

2,242

882

 

PCT Top Applicants

PCT Applicant

2016

2017

2018

SAUDI ARABIAN OIL CO.

126

214

321

KING ABDULLAH UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

72

97

78

KING ABDULAZIZ CITY FOR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

2

2

3

KING ABDULLAH CITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

 

 

2

KING FAHD UNIVERSITY OF PETROLEUM AND MINERALS

 

3

2

ALDIYAR ALATIQA EST. FOR TRADING

 

 

1

ALFANAR COMAPNY

 

 

1

ALKORAYEF PETROLEUM COMPANY LIMITED

 

 

1

KING FAISAL SPECIALIST HOSPITAL & RESEARCH CENTRE

 

 

1

 

Madrid Top Applicants

Madrid Applicant

2016

2017

2018

FARAH ZAFAR

 

 

2

SAUDI CERAMICS COMPANY

 

 

1

 

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.