Statistical Country Profiles

Sudan

Population (Million): 40.53 (2017)

Gross Domestic Product (Billion US$)(Constant 2011 US$ (PPP)): 181.04 (2017)

 

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

Year

Patent

Trademark

Industrial Design

GDP (Constant 2011 US$)

2008

340

715

86

140.08

2009

332

990

150

144.62

2010

252

934

 

149.63

2011

249

1,023

 

146.69

2012

 

854

88

147.45

2013

270

226

115

153.93

2014

 

1,732

545

158.06

2015

269

1,357

230

165.81

2016

291

1,341

348

173.61

2017

288

1,623

488

181.04

 

Patent

Patent Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2008

340

3

 

2009

332

2

 

2010

252

2

 

2011

249

3

 

2012

 

 

3

2013

269

 

1

2014

 

8

8

2015

267

1

2

2016

284

1

7

2017

281

12

7

Patent Grants

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2008

170

3

1

2009

129

1

 

2010

125

 

 

2011

140

 

 

2012

180

 

 

2013

216

 

 

2014

 

 

 

2015

195

1

 

2016

163

1

1

2017

165

12

 

Patents in Force

Year

Patent in force

2008

 

2009

 

2010

 

2011

 

2012

27

2013

 

2014

 

2015

196

2016

164

2017

177

Utility Model Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2008

 

 

 

2009

 

 

 

2010

 

 

 

2011

 

 

 

2012

 

 

 

2013

 

 

 

2014

 

 

 

2015

 

 

 

2016

 

 

 

2017

 

 

 

 

Trademark

Number of Classes Specified in Trademark Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2008

571

3,093

144

2009

974

2,177

16

2010

934

3,360

 

2011

915

3,265

108

2012

847

3,434

7

2013

223

3,821

3

2014

1,616

3,788

116

2015

1,333

3,417

24

2016

1,332

3,446

9

2017

1,558

3,446

65

Number of Classes Specified in Trademark Registrations

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2008

198

3,454

1

2009

279

2,478

10

2010

293

3,091

2

2011

269

3,657

2

2012

345

3,594

55

2013

298

3,809

2

2014

188

3,396

52

2015

557

4,136

13

2016

387

3,242

20

2017

359

3,626

31

 

Industrial Design

Number of Designs in Industrial Design Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2008

86

 

 

2009

150

 

 

2010

 

 

64

2011

 

 

 

2012

88

10

 

2013

115

 

 

2014

545

 

 

2015

230

20

 

2016

348

33

 

2017

488

57

 

Number of Designs in Industrial Design Registrations

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2008

55

 

 

2009

100

 

 

2010

 

 

 

2011

 

 

 

2012

62

3

 

2013

118

 

 

2014

247

 

 

2015

162

19

 

2016

348

33

 

2017

297

75

 

 

International Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties

Applications Under the WIPO Systems

Year

PCT

Madrid

Hague

2008

3

1

 

2009

 

2

 

2010

 

 

 

2011

2

 

 

2012

 

 

 

2013

 

 

 

2014

4

8

 

2015

6

 

 

2016

 

 

 

2017

11

 

 

PCT National Phase Entry (Direct and via Regional Office)

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2008

 

 

 

2009

 

 

 

2010

 

 

 

2011

 

 

 

2012

 

 

 

2013

 

 

 

2014

 

8

2

2015

 

 

1

2016

 

 

 

2017

 

 

6

 

PCT Top Applicants

PCT Applicant

2015

2016

2017

 

Madrid Top Applicants

Madrid Applicant

2015

2016

2017

 

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.
• Sudan is a member of the African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO). Patent filings by residents of this country at ARIPO are considered both resident and abroad filings via regional office.
• 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.