Statistical Country Profiles

Singapore

Population (Million): 5.64 (2018)

Gross Domestic Product (Billion US$)(Constant 2011 US$ (PPP)): 508.00 (2018)

 

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

Year

Patent

Trademark (class count)

Industrial Design (design count)

GDP (Constant 2011 US$)

2009

3,325

21,718

3,168

323.87

2010

4,229

25,437

7,208

370.91

2011

4,571

36,495

2,884

394.14

2012

4,884

30,287

3,226

411.67

2013

5,471

39,345

5,799

431.50

2014

5,927

43,058

4,419

448.33

2015

6,185

44,339

3,595

461.30

2016

6,734

56,417

3,359

474.96

2017

6,951

54,002

4,097

492.53

2018

7,415

71,997

6,454

508.00

 

Patent

Patent Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

750

7,986

2,575

2010

895

8,878

3,334

2011

1,056

8,738

3,515

2012

1,081

8,604

3,803

2013

1,143

8,579

4,328

2014

1,303

9,009

4,624

2015

1,469

9,345

4,716

2016

1,601

9,379

5,133

2017

1,609

9,321

5,342

2018

1,575

10,270

5,840

Patent Grants

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

473

5,136

1,036

2010

369

4,073

1,480

2011

484

5,465

1,556

2012

410

5,223

1,865

2013

393

5,182

1,857

2014

402

5,136

2,070

2015

446

6,608

2,293

2016

432

6,909

2,659

2017

414

5,803

2,698

2018

312

4,860

3,025

Patents in Force

Year

Patent in force

2009

45,420

2010

43,591

2011

44,322

2012

45,209

2013

45,999

2014

47,422

2015

46,906

2016

48,603

2017

49,514

2018

48,105

Utility Model Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

 

 

37

2010

 

 

32

2011

 

 

65

2012

 

 

83

2013

 

 

62

2014

 

 

59

2015

 

 

116

2016

 

 

280

2017

 

 

550

2018

 

 

763

 

Trademark (class count)

Number of Classes Specified in Trademark Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

5,956

21,014

15,762

2010

6,403

24,896

19,034

2011

6,530

28,467

29,965

2012

7,002

30,222

23,285

2013

7,578

30,859

31,767

2014

9,104

32,671

33,954

2015

8,458

33,556

35,881

2016

9,721

35,474

46,696

2017

10,608

37,983

43,394

2018

11,496

41,399

60,501

Number of Classes Specified in Trademark Registrations

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

5,164

23,519

21,866

2010

4,954

23,235

18,457

2011

4,187

25,592

27,211

2012

4,993

27,553

21,011

2013

4,362

28,849

20,493

2014

7,220

32,905

28,326

2015

9,230

40,119

34,342

2016

10,449

39,104

38,994

2017

8,605

38,798

42,344

2018

8,537

39,778

48,708

 

Industrial Design (design count)

Number of Designs in Industrial Design Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

521

2,800

2,647

2010

551

3,196

6,657

2011

665

3,328

2,219

2012

604

3,338

2,622

2013

724

3,493

5,075

2014

830

3,753

3,589

2015

780

3,743

2,815

2016

644

3,972

2,715

2017

592

4,318

3,505

2018

342

3,705

6,112

Number of Designs in Industrial Design Registrations

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

531

3,057

3,134

2010

488

3,156

4,106

2011

613

3,371

5,392

2012

581

3,391

2,039

2013

687

3,532

3,879

2014

758

3,626

5,701

2015

826

3,554

3,305

2016

687

3,983

2,025

2017

494

4,368

2,992

2018

347

3,357

5,963

 

International Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties

Applications Under the WIPO Systems

Year

PCT

Madrid

Hague

2009

583

179

 

2010

643

175

3

2011

668

222

6

2012

714

253

6

2013

838

219

9

2014

940

290

17

2015

907

449

18

2016

864

491

13

2017

867

517

9

2018

930

667

20

PCT National Phase Entry (Direct and via Regional Office)

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

240

6,015

1,027

2010

297

6,629

1,548

2011

312

6,414

1,662

2012

304

6,366

1,796

2013

303

6,254

2,209

2014

341

6,782

2,256

2015

358

6,906

2,302

2016

379

6,661

2,562

2017

390

6,873

2,581

2018

359

7,381

2,538

 

PCT Top Applicants

PCT Applicant

2016

2017

2018

AGENCY OF SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND RESEARCH

162

142

130

NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF SINGAPORE

45

37

70

NANYANG TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY

64

67

68

MEDIATEK SINGAPORE PTE. LTD.

66

28

31

HUAWEI INTERNATIONAL PTE. LTD.

11

12

23

RAZER (ASIA-PACIFIC) PTE LTD

23

23

22

MASTERCARD ASIA PACIFIC PTE. LTD.

17

22

14

SINGAPORE HEALTH SERVICES PTE LTD

10

10

14

DH TECHNOLOGIES DEVELOPMENT PTE. LTD.

33

20

13

SINGAPORE UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY AND DESIGN

7

9

12

 

Madrid Top Applicants

Madrid Applicant

2016

2017

2018

PACIFIC PHARMACEUTICALS PTE LTD

 

12

24

YITU PTE. LTD.

 

 

14

RAZER (ASIA-PACIFIC) PTE LTD

8

3

11

GRABTAXI HOLDINGS PTE. LTD.

 

 

10

ASCENDAS PTE LTD

 

2

7

FUTURE ENTERPRISES PTE LTD

1

5

7

BEST WORLD INTERNATIONAL LIMITED

4

3

6

XING SHUN PHARMACY ENTERPRISE PTE LTD

 

 

6

A-STAR-EDUCATION HOLDINGS. PTE. LTD.

 

 

5

EPSILON GLOBAL COMMUNICATIONS PTE LTD

 

 

5

 

Hague Top Applicants

Hague Applicant

2016

2017

2018

SIVANTOS PTE. LTD.

 

 

6

TGI TECHNOLOGY PRIVATE LIMITED

 

 

4

ENATA INVESTMENT CORPORATION PTE. LTD.

 

 

2

AMIE ONE PTE. LTD.

 

 

1

CORI TRAVELLER PTE LTD

 

 

1

HO YEONG CHERNG

 

 

1

JVL ENGINEERING PTE LTD

 

 

1

LAM MING YING

3

 

1

MERYEM CHIN KEXIN

 

 

1

PLAY INCORPORATION PTE. LTD

 

 

1

 

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.