Statistical Country Profiles

Thailand

Population (Million): 69.04 (2017)

Gross Domestic Product (Billion US$)(Constant 2011 US$ (PPP)): 1,123.77 (2017)

 

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

Year

Patent

Trademark

Industrial Design

GDP (Constant 2011 US$)

2008

1,108

28,619

3,715

848.93

2009

1,186

29,995

4,120

843.07

2010

1,389

29,696

3,905

906.42

2011

1,140

31,884

3,259

914.03

2012

1,279

35,816

3,052

980.23

2013

1,911

39,219

3,737

1,006.57

2014

1,405

37,522

5,341

1,016.48

2015

1,395

42,867

4,766

1,047.18

2016

1,601

46,931

5,294

1,081.56

2017

1,611

43,109

5,817

1,123.77

 

Patent

Patent Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2008

902

5,839

206

2009

1,025

4,832

161

2010

1,214

723

175

2011

927

2,997

213

2012

1,020

5,726

259

2013

1,572

5,832

339

2014

1,006

6,924

399

2015

1,029

7,138

366

2016

1,098

6,722

503

2017

979

6,886

632

Patent Grants

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2008

62

904

48

2009

59

787

47

2010

306

466

85

2011

143

757

88

2012

57

951

87

2013

68

1,081

114

2014

73

1,213

125

2015

62

1,302

157

2016

61

1,777

164

2017

88

2,992

161

Patents in Force

Year

Patent in force

2008

 

2009

 

2010

10,201

2011

10,578

2012

11,065

2013

11,211

2014

11,623

2015

11,681

2016

12,193

2017

16,591

Utility Model Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2008

1,423

92

10

2009

1,416

51

12

2010

1,238

90

14

2011

1,234

108

12

2012

1,421

65

11

2013

1,561

48

39

2014

1,666

80

14

2015

2,079

85

25

2016

2,462

109

45

2017

2,335

182

48

 

Trademark

Number of Classes Specified in Trademark Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2008

21,950

13,472

6,669

2009

24,734

11,353

5,261

2010

24,781

12,875

4,915

2011

23,457

15,493

8,427

2012

27,508

17,455

8,308

2013

27,881

18,216

11,338

2014

27,517

18,144

10,005

2015

33,347

18,997

9,520

2016

35,720

20,415

11,211

2017

31,183

22,782

11,926

Number of Classes Specified in Trademark Registrations

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2008

12,574

9,367

6,842

2009

11,981

10,502

7,188

2010

13,268

8,552

6,598

2011

11,657

7,050

6,336

2012

11,821

8,004

6,941

2013

11,148

8,415

8,043

2014

11,487

9,130

13,963

2015

11,247

9,930

9,233

2016

19,319

16,490

8,749

2017

19,245

18,744

9,604

 

Industrial Design

Number of Designs in Industrial Design Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2008

2,735

1,085

980

2009

3,171

702

949

2010

3,276

338

629

2011

2,905

844

354

2012

2,432

1,049

620

2013

2,774

1,028

963

2014

3,026

1,051

2,315

2015

3,383

1,078

1,383

2016

3,759

1,098

1,535

2017

3,698

1,424

2,119

Number of Designs in Industrial Design Registrations

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2008

719

1,219

697

2009

 

 

1,222

2010

1,152

180

648

2011

891

362

334

2012

1,428

679

643

2013

1,868

990

581

2014

1,653

824

567

2015

2,476

1,235

1,382

2016

2,306

1,449

1,158

2017

2,092

1,469

1,660

 

International Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties

Applications Under the WIPO Systems

Year

PCT

Madrid

Hague

2008

17

1

 

2009

20

2

 

2010

72

3

 

2011

67

2

 

2012

65

9

1

2013

69

6

 

2014

68

7

 

2015

133

2

 

2016

155

6

 

2017

156

25

 

PCT National Phase Entry (Direct and via Regional Office)

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2008

 

 

37

2009

 

 

30

2010

12

 

39

2011

24

2,126

48

2012

7

4,786

113

2013

538

5,066

148

2014

10

6,103

196

2015

20

6,284

126

2016

28

5,945

232

2017

43

6,039

393

 

PCT Top Applicants

PCT Applicant

2015

2016

2017

SCG CHEMICALS CO., LTD.

8

10

22

ASIAN HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD

 

 

9

PTT GLOBAL CHEMICAL PUBLIC COMPANY LIMITED

1

6

9

HOYA LENS THAILAND LTD

20

24

8

NATIONAL SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT AGENCY

2

 

3

PTT EXPLORATION AND PRODUCTION PUBLIC COMPANY LIMITED

 

1

3

SCG CEMENT CO., LTD.

 

 

3

SIAM CEMENT PUBLIC COMPANY LIMITED

 

1

3

SMH CO., LTD.

 

2

3

THAI UNION GROUP PUBLIC COMPANY LIMITED

 

 

3

 

Madrid Top Applicants

Madrid Applicant

2015

2016

2017

ALESSIO BOSCHI

 

 

2

CHANINTR LIVING LIMITED

 

 

2

FOAMTEC INTERNATIONAL CO., LTD.

 

 

2

NIRVANA FOODS AND COMMERCE INTERNATIONAL CO. LTD

 

 

2

RRR COMPANY LTD.

 

 

2

COCO NUTS LTD

 

 

1

CORNELIA HOFF-WELLER

 

 

1

KINGBANGKOK INTERTRADE CO., LTD.

 

 

1

LEFU COMPANY LIMITED

 

 

1

MR. ATHAPORN SUPHARUKSJINDA

 

 

1

 

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.
• 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.