Statistical Country Profiles



Singapore

Population (Million): 5.69 (2020)

Gross Domestic Product (Billion US$)(Constant 2017 US$ (PPP)): 531.04 (2020)

 

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

Year

Patent

Trademark (class count)

Industrial Design (design count)

GDP (Constant 2017 US$)

2011

4,584

36,495

2,887

422.67

2012

4,905

30,277

3,221

441.53

2013

5,489

39,306

5,801

462.89

2014

5,937

43,058

4,380

481.11

2015

6,192

44,315

3,597

495.49

2016

6,745

56,464

3,361

511.99

2017

6,951

53,999

4,099

535.13

2018

7,414

72,008

6,454

553.85

2019

7,378

74,799

5,152

561.30

2020

7,946

78,049

8,224

531.04

 

Patent

Patent Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2011

1,056

8,738

3,528

2012

1,081

8,604

3,824

2013

1,143

8,579

4,346

2014

1,303

9,009

4,634

2015

1,469

9,345

4,723

2016

1,601

9,379

5,144

2017

1,609

9,321

5,342

2018

1,575

10,270

5,839

2019

1,727

12,409

5,651

2020

1,778

11,487

6,168

Patent Grants

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2011

484

5,465

1,556

2012

410

5,223

1,867

2013

393

5,182

1,857

2014

402

5,136

2,075

2015

446

6,608

2,295

2016

432

6,909

2,663

2017

414

5,803

2,702

2018

312

4,860

3,025

2019

264

3,924

3,304

2020

332

5,054

3,756

Patents in Force

Year

Patents in Force

2011

44,322

2012

45,209

2013

45,999

2014

47,422

2015

46,906

2016

48,603

2017

49,514

2018

48,105

2019

47,310

2020

46,640

Utility Model Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2011

 

 

65

2012

 

 

83

2013

 

 

62

2014

 

 

59

2015

 

 

116

2016

 

 

280

2017

 

 

550

2018

 

 

763

2019

 

 

592

2020

 

 

581

 

Trademark (class count)

Number of Classes Specified in Trademark Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2011

6,530

28,467

29,965

2012

7,002

30,222

23,275

2013

7,578

30,859

31,728

2014

9,104

32,675

33,954

2015

8,458

33,556

35,857

2016

9,721

35,474

46,743

2017

10,608

37,984

43,391

2018

11,496

41,403

60,512

2019

11,121

42,167

63,678

2020

12,805

39,433

65,244

Number of Classes Specified in Trademark Registrations

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

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

38,995

2017

8,605

38,798

42,342

2018

8,537

39,783

48,739

2019

11,193

46,149

59,409

2020

11,098

43,845

63,932

 

Industrial Design (design count)

Number of Designs in Industrial Design Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2011

665

3,300

2,222

2012

604

3,338

2,617

2013

724

3,493

5,077

2014

830

3,753

3,550

2015

780

3,743

2,817

2016

644

3,972

2,717

2017

592

4,318

3,507

2018

342

3,705

6,112

2019

392

4,377

4,760

2020

394

3,172

7,830

Number of Designs in Industrial Design Registrations

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2011

613

3,331

5,328

2012

581

3,377

2,044

2013

687

3,532

3,879

2014

758

3,626

5,744

2015

826

3,554

3,305

2016

687

3,983

2,028

2017

494

4,368

2,992

2018

347

3,357

6,001

2019

361

3,934

4,955

2020

370

3,948

5,940

 

International Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties

Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties

Year

PCT System

Madrid System

Hague System

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

872

517

9

2018

900

659

20

2019

1,160

732

16

2020

1,304

674

19

PCT National Phase Entry (Direct and via Regional Office)

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2011

312

6,414

1,675

2012

304

6,366

1,816

2013

303

6,254

2,225

2014

341

6,782

2,266

2015

358

6,906

2,309

2016

379

6,661

2,572

2017

390

6,873

2,581

2018

359

7,381

2,537

2019

363

8,551

2,590

2020

321

8,842

2,898

 

PCT Top Applicants

Applicant

2018

2019

2020

AGENCY FOR SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND RESEARCH

130

135

142

MEDIATEK SINGAPORE PTE. LTD.

31

63

103

LENOVO (SINGAPORE) PTE. LTD.

1

67

100

NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF SINGAPORE

70

79

96

AAC OPTICS SOLUTIONS PTE. LTD.

 

 

38

NANYANG TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY

68

59

37

UCWEB SINGAPORE PTE.LTD.

 

10

35

DH TECHNOLOGIES DEVELOPMENT PTE. LTD.

13

24

33

AMS SENSORS SINGAPORE PTE. LTD.

2

13

29

MARVELL ASIA PTE, LTD.

 

 

19

 

Madrid Top Applicants

Applicant

2018

2019

2020

GRABTAXI HOLDINGS PTE. LTD.

10

11

11

SPORT & FASHION MANAGEMENT PTE. LTD.

8

7

11

EFL GLOBAL LOGISTICS (PTE.) LTD

 

 

10

FUTURE ENTERPRISES PTE LTD

7

1

10

LAMINAAR AVIATION INFOTECHPTE. LTD.

 

1

7

MUDDY FEET PTE. LTD.

 

 

7

PAN-UNITED CONCRETE PTE LTD

 

 

7

PARADISE GROUP HOLDINGS PTE. LTD.

 

 

6

SEAMONEY (PAYMENT) PRIVATE LIMITED

 

 

6

SHOPEE SINGAPORE PRIVATE LIMITED

 

1

6

 

Hague Top Applicants

Applicant

2018

2019

2020

YUJI KAMATA

 

 

18

EDEN AND ELIE PTE. LTD.

 

 

3

ANY PTE. LTD.

 

1

2

JANNPAUL PTE. LTD.

 

 

2

SIVANTOS PTE. LTD.

6

3

2

SIXAN PTE. LTD.

 

 

2

8.2 PRIVATE LIMITED

 

 

1

CHUN LIANG PAUL HUNG

 

 

1

LIONSBOT INTERNATIONAL PTE. LTD.

 

 

1

PLAY DISTRIBUTION PTE LTD

 

 

1

 

Source: WIPO statistics database; last updated: 11/2021

• 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.
• 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.