Statistical Country Profiles

El Salvador

Population (Million): 6.42 (2018)

Gross Domestic Product (Billion US$)(Constant 2011 US$ (PPP)): 47.47 (2018)

 

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

Year

Patent

Trademark (class count)

Industrial Design (design count)

GDP (Constant 2011 US$)

2009

 

 

 

37.88

2010

 

 

 

38.84

2011

 

 

 

40.32

2012

 

 

11

41.46

2013

 

 

149

42.38

2014

 

 

48

43.11

2015

10

5,250

12

44.14

2016

8

4,285

18

45.25

2017

11

5,679

10

46.29

2018

14

4,735

25

47.47

 

Patent

Patent Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

 

 

4

2010

 

 

4

2011

 

 

9

2012

 

217

 

2013

 

183

8

2014

 

187

1

2015

7

196

3

2016

4

171

4

2017

4

178

7

2018

3

136

11

Patent Grants

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

 

 

1

2010

 

 

1

2011

 

 

 

2012

 

33

1

2013

 

48

2

2014

 

77

1

2015

 

35

1

2016

 

40

2

2017

 

24

1

2018

1

35

1

Patents in Force

Year

Patent in force

2009

 

2010

 

2011

 

2012

 

2013

 

2014

1,642

2015

 

2016

 

2017

 

2018

 

Utility Model Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

 

 

 

2010

 

 

 

2011

 

 

 

2012

3

2

 

2013

7

3

 

2014

7

1

 

2015

 

1

 

2016

5

2

 

2017

2

 

 

2018

3

1

 

 

Trademark (class count)

Number of Classes Specified in Trademark Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

 

 

140

2010

 

 

547

2011

 

 

322

2012

 

 

479

2013

 

 

459

2014

 

 

320

2015

4,419

7,030

831

2016

3,621

6,999

664

2017

5,026

4,056

653

2018

4,040

6,590

695

Number of Classes Specified in Trademark Registrations

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

 

 

109

2010

 

 

495

2011

 

 

397

2012

 

 

305

2013

 

 

355

2014

 

 

423

2015

2,338

 

765

2016

2,165

5,951

518

2017

2,302

4,243

577

2018

2,379

3,408

478

 

Industrial Design (design count)

Number of Designs in Industrial Design Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

 

 

4

2010

 

 

 

2011

 

 

6

2012

8

32

3

2013

8

27

141

2014

47

23

1

2015

11

27

1

2016

17

23

1

2017

10

39

 

2018

19

27

6

Number of Designs in Industrial Design Registrations

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

 

 

3

2010

 

 

2

2011

 

 

 

2012

10

7

1

2013

2

20

113

2014

6

32

112

2015

6

22

1

2016

3

16

 

2017

5

20

1

2018

13

24

 

 

International Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties

Applications Under the WIPO Systems

Year

PCT

Madrid

Hague

2009

3

 

 

2010

 

 

 

2011

1

 

 

2012

 

 

 

2013

 

 

 

2014

3

 

 

2015

1

 

 

2016

1

 

 

2017

1

 

 

2018

1

 

 

PCT National Phase Entry (Direct and via Regional Office)

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

 

 

 

2010

 

 

1

2011

 

 

5

2012

 

203

 

2013

 

172

7

2014

 

182

 

2015

 

193

 

2016

 

167

3

2017

3

164

1

2018

 

128

2

 

PCT Top Applicants

PCT Applicant

2016

2017

2018

 

Madrid Top Applicants

Madrid Applicant

2016

2017

2018

 

Hague Top Applicants

Hague Applicant

2016

2017

2018

 

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.