Statistical Country Profiles



Seychelles

Population (Million): 0.10 (2018)

Gross Domestic Product (Billion US$)(Constant 2011 US$ (PPP)): 2.62 (2018)

 

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

Year

Patent

Trademark (class count)

Industrial Design (design count)

GDP (Constant 2011 US$)

2009

 

 

 

1.73

2010

 

 

 

1.83

2011

 

2,000

 

1.97

2012

 

 

 

2.00

2013

 

3,740

 

2.12

2014

 

 

 

2.21

2015

 

 

 

2.32

2016

 

3,779

 

2.43

2017

 

3,395

 

2.53

2018

 

3,300

 

2.62

 

Patent

Patent Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

 

 

56

2010

 

 

60

2011

 

 

89

2012

 

 

120

2013

 

 

132

2014

 

 

108

2015

 

 

47

2016

 

14

112

2017

 

46

64

2018

 

17

106

Patent Grants

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

 

 

39

2010

 

 

43

2011

 

 

29

2012

 

 

39

2013

 

 

37

2014

 

 

45

2015

 

 

35

2016

 

9

70

2017

 

29

65

2018

 

11

60

Patents in Force

Year

Patents in Force

2009

 

2010

 

2011

 

2012

 

2013

 

2014

 

2015

 

2016

169

2017

198

2018

209

Utility Model Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

 

 

4

2010

 

 

5

2011

 

 

15

2012

 

 

16

2013

 

 

20

2014

 

 

23

2015

 

 

20

2016

 

 

15

2017

 

 

8

2018

 

 

17

 

Trademark (class count)

Number of Classes Specified in Trademark Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

 

 

1,389

2010

 

 

2,039

2011

91

 

1,909

2012

 

 

2,311

2013

106

 

3,634

2014

 

 

4,067

2015

 

 

1,805

2016

13

511

3,766

2017

58

479

3,337

2018

67

690

3,233

Number of Classes Specified in Trademark Registrations

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

 

 

1,028

2010

 

 

906

2011

91

 

2,568

2012

 

 

1,790

2013

106

 

2,334

2014

 

 

3,446

2015

 

 

3,176

2016

2

650

1,843

2017

49

880

3,070

2018

14

607

2,553

 

Industrial Design (design count)

Number of Designs in Industrial Design Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

 

 

163

2010

 

 

95

2011

 

 

228

2012

 

 

55

2013

 

 

9

2014

 

 

1,575

2015

 

 

93

2016

 

 

1

2017

 

 

30

2018

 

 

188

Number of Designs in Industrial Design Registrations

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

 

 

212

2010

 

 

97

2011

 

 

221

2012

 

 

43

2013

 

 

12

2014

 

 

25

2015

 

 

101

2016

 

 

24

2017

 

 

5

2018

 

 

215

 

International Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties

Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties

Year

PCT System

Madrid System

Hague System

2010

10

3

 

2011

2

8

 

2012

10

7

 

2013

10

5

 

2014

5

3

 

2015

7

5

 

2016

3

12

 

2017

4

10

 

2018

2

3

1

2019

1

10

 

PCT National Phase Entry (Direct and via Regional Office)

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

 

 

19

2010

 

 

29

2011

 

 

57

2012

 

 

34

2013

 

 

112

2014

 

 

44

2015

 

 

16

2016

 

5

41

2017

 

19

19

2018

 

16

50

 

PCT Top Applicants

Applicant

2017

2018

2019

 

Madrid Top Applicants

Applicant

2017

2018

2019

ADME TRADEMARKS LTD

2

3

7

EQUATORIAL ENERGY INVESTMENTS LTD

 

 

2

STORMGAIN LIMITED

 

 

1

 

Hague Top Applicants

Applicant

2017

2018

2019

 

Source: WIPO statistics database; last updated: 03/2020

• 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: Economics and Statistics Division, WIPO. Tel.: +41-22-338-91-11, email: ipstats.mail@wipo.int.