Statistical Country Profiles



Tunisia

Population (Million): 11.69 (2019)

Gross Domestic Product (Billion US$)(Constant 2017 US$ (PPP)): 125.78 (2019)

 

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

Year

Patent

Trademark (class count)

Industrial Design (design count)

GDP (Constant 2017 US$)

2010

126

 

 

107.56

2011

152

 

207

105.50

2012

190

 

299

109.71

2013

218

 

206

112.87

2014

176

 

183

116.22

2015

218

 

325

117.61

2016

270

 

353

118.97

2017

188

 

150

121.25

2018

201

 

176

124.49

2019

 

 

 

125.78

 

Patent

Patent Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2010

113

508

13

2011

137

543

15

2012

150

476

40

2013

112

437

106

2014

142

400

34

2015

180

409

38

2016

235

348

35

2017

172

383

16

2018

180

271

21

2019

 

 

14

Patent Grants

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2010

 

 

7

2011

131

543

11

2012

137

476

11

2013

98

437

14

2014

 

 

27

2015

 

 

11

2016

235

348

8

2017

 

 

19

2018

 

 

6

2019

 

 

15

Patents in Force

Year

Patents in Force

2010

 

2011

 

2012

 

2013

3,685

2014

4,470

2015

5,071

2016

5,672

2017

6,231

2018

 

2019

 

Utility Model Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2010

 

 

 

2011

 

 

 

2012

 

 

 

2013

 

 

1

2014

 

 

 

2015

 

 

 

2016

 

 

 

2017

 

 

 

2018

 

 

 

2019

 

 

1

 

Trademark (class count)

Number of Classes Specified in Trademark Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2010

 

 

1,893

2011

 

 

3,680

2012

 

 

1,594

2013

 

 

3,455

2014

 

 

3,012

2015

 

 

1,749

2016

 

 

3,466

2017

 

 

3,447

2018

 

 

2,934

2019

 

 

2,221

Number of Classes Specified in Trademark Registrations

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2010

 

 

1,430

2011

 

 

1,785

2012

 

 

3,500

2013

 

 

2,216

2014

 

 

1,952

2015

 

 

713

2016

 

 

1,308

2017

 

 

3,155

2018

 

 

3,240

2019

 

 

2,350

 

Industrial Design (design count)

Number of Designs in Industrial Design Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2010

 

 

114

2011

179

21

28

2012

178

508

121

2013

189

1,295

17

2014

164

1,305

19

2015

129

1,519

196

2016

159

1,531

194

2017

150

1,192

 

2018

164

1,164

12

2019

 

 

2,009

Number of Designs in Industrial Design Registrations

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2010

 

 

4

2011

179

21

108

2012

178

457

110

2013

189

1,291

17

2014

162

1,279

17

2015

126

1,496

196

2016

159

1,459

37

2017

150

1,260

162

2018

162

988

2

2019

 

 

54

 

International Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties

Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties

Year

PCT System

Madrid System

Hague System

2011

8

 

 

2012

6

 

 

2013

2

 

 

2014

8

15

 

2015

8

15

1

2016

6

28

 

2017

9

25

 

2018

7

31

 

2019

11

29

2

2020

4

22

 

PCT National Phase Entry (Direct and via Regional Office)

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2010

 

 

8

2011

 

543

2

2012

 

476

28

2013

 

437

89

2014

 

394

19

2015

 

407

18

2016

 

336

17

2017

 

383

1

2018

 

271

8

2019

 

 

6

 

PCT Top Applicants

Applicant

2018

2019

2020

ALL NET INTERNATIONAL

 

 

1

 

Madrid Top Applicants

Applicant

2018

2019

2020

BOUDJEBEL S.A. VACPA

 

 

2

LES OLIVERAIES DE JUGURTHA

 

 

2

3Y

 

 

1

COFICAB TUNISIE SA

8

 

1

DEMCOINTER

 

 

1

ETABLISSEMENT JARRAYA;INDUSTRIES MECANIQUE

 

 

1

HONORIS HOLDING BRANCH TUNISIA

 

 

1

ISMAIL SAADEDDINE BEN MILED

 

 

1

LA SOCIETE EL MAZRAA

 

 

1

LA SOCIETE JEDIDI K;INTERNATIONALE SUARL

 

 

1

 

Hague Top Applicants

Applicant

2018

2019

2020

ORIENT TEA (OT)

 

 

1

 

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.
• 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.