Statistical Country Profiles



Sudan

Population (Million): 42.81 (2019)

Gross Domestic Product (Billion US$)(Constant 2017 US$ (PPP)): 169.47 (2019)

 

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

Year

Patent

Trademark (class count)

Industrial Design (design count)

GDP (Constant 2017 US$)

2010

252

934

 

141.75

2011

249

1,023

 

147.14

2012

 

854

88

145.02

2013

270

226

115

151.39

2014

 

1,732

545

155.45

2015

269

1,357

230

163.07

2016

291

1,340

348

170.74

2017

290

1,626

488

178.05

2018

350

1,961

114

173.92

2019

252

1,757

 

169.47

 

Patent

Patent Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

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

9

2018

349

31

1

2019

238

7

14

Patent Grants

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2010

125

 

 

2011

140

 

 

2012

180

 

 

2013

216

 

 

2014

 

 

 

2015

195

1

 

2016

163

1

1

2017

165

12

 

2018

180

24

1

2019

131

8

7

Patents in Force

Year

Patents in Force

2010

 

2011

 

2012

27

2013

 

2014

 

2015

196

2016

164

2017

177

2018

204

2019

 

Utility Model Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2010

 

 

 

2011

 

 

 

2012

 

 

 

2013

 

 

 

2014

 

 

 

2015

 

 

 

2016

 

 

 

2017

 

 

 

2018

 

 

 

2019

 

 

 

 

Trademark (class count)

Number of Classes Specified in Trademark Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

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

3,416

24

2016

1,332

3,442

8

2017

1,558

3,491

68

2018

1,780

3,555

181

2019

1,647

3,596

110

Number of Classes Specified in Trademark Registrations

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2010

293

3,085

2

2011

269

3,657

2

2012

345

3,611

55

2013

298

3,804

2

2014

188

3,396

52

2015

557

4,136

13

2016

387

3,254

18

2017

359

3,625

31

2018

794

3,871

21

2019

641

4,115

18

 

Industrial Design (design count)

Number of Designs in Industrial Design Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2010

 

 

64

2011

 

 

 

2012

88

10

 

2013

115

 

 

2014

545

 

 

2015

230

20

 

2016

348

33

 

2017

488

57

 

2018

114

47

 

2019

 

 

14

Number of Designs in Industrial Design Registrations

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2010

 

 

 

2011

 

 

 

2012

62

3

 

2013

118

 

 

2014

247

 

 

2015

162

19

 

2016

348

33

 

2017

297

75

 

2018

116

37

 

2019

 

 

1

 

International Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties

Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties

Year

PCT System

Madrid System

Hague System

2011

2

 

 

2012

 

 

 

2013

 

 

 

2014

4

8

 

2015

6

 

 

2016

 

 

 

2017

11

 

 

2018

6

 

 

2019

3

1

 

2020

6

1

 

PCT National Phase Entry (Direct and via Regional Office)

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2010

 

 

 

2011

 

 

 

2012

 

 

 

2013

 

 

 

2014

 

8

2

2015

 

 

1

2016

 

 

 

2017

 

 

8

2018

 

 

 

2019

4

 

5

 

PCT Top Applicants

Applicant

2018

2019

2020

 

Madrid Top Applicants

Applicant

2018

2019

2020

INFINITY FOR MARKETING & DISTRIBUTION CO. LTD.

 

 

1

 

Hague Top Applicants

Applicant

2018

2019

2020

 

Source: WIPO statistics database; last updated: 03/2021

• 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.
• 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. 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: Department for Economics and Data Analytics, WIPO. Tel.: +41-22-338-91-11, email: ipstats.mail@wipo.int.