Statistical Country Profiles

Tunisia

Population (Million): 11.57 (2018)

Gross Domestic Product (Billion US$)(Constant 2011 US$ (PPP)): 128.33 (2018)

 

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

Year

Patent

Trademark (class count)

Industrial Design (design count)

GDP (Constant 2011 US$)

2009

126

 

 

107.28

2010

126

 

 

111.04

2011

152

 

207

108.91

2012

190

 

299

113.27

2013

218

 

206

116.52

2014

176

 

199

119.99

2015

218

 

325

121.42

2016

270

 

353

122.95

2017

188

 

152

125.20

2018

201

 

173

128.33

 

Patent

Patent Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

105

452

21

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

Patent Grants

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

 

 

4

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

Patents in Force

Year

Patent in force

2009

 

2010

 

2011

 

2012

 

2013

3,685

2014

4,470

2015

5,071

2016

5,672

2017

6,231

2018

 

Utility Model Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

 

 

1

2010

 

 

 

2011

 

 

 

2012

 

 

 

2013

 

 

1

2014

 

 

 

2015

 

 

 

2016

 

 

 

2017

 

 

 

2018

 

 

 

 

Trademark (class count)

Number of Classes Specified in Trademark Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

 

 

736

2010

 

 

1,893

2011

 

 

3,680

2012

 

 

1,594

2013

 

 

3,455

2014

 

 

3,012

2015

 

 

1,749

2016

 

 

3,466

2017

 

 

3,452

2018

 

 

2,934

Number of Classes Specified in Trademark Registrations

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

 

 

939

2010

 

 

1,430

2011

 

 

1,785

2012

 

 

3,500

2013

 

 

2,216

2014

 

 

1,952

2015

 

 

713

2016

 

 

1,307

2017

 

 

3,155

2018

 

 

3,240

 

Industrial Design (design count)

Number of Designs in Industrial Design Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

 

 

422

2010

 

 

118

2011

179

21

28

2012

178

508

121

2013

189

1,295

17

2014

164

1,305

35

2015

129

1,519

196

2016

159

1,531

194

2017

150

1,192

2

2018

164

1,164

9

Number of Designs in Industrial Design Registrations

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

 

 

405

2010

 

 

 

2011

179

8,169

108

2012

178

759

110

2013

189

1,291

17

2014

162

1,279

1

2015

126

1,496

196

2016

159

1,459

37

2017

150

1,260

160

2018

162

988

2

 

International Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties

Applications Under the WIPO Systems

Year

PCT

Madrid

Hague

2009

6

 

 

2010

10

 

 

2011

8

 

 

2012

6

 

 

2013

2

 

 

2014

8

15

 

2015

8

15

1

2016

6

28

 

2017

9

24

 

2018

7

30

 

PCT National Phase Entry (Direct and via Regional Office)

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

 

 

11

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

 

PCT Top Applicants

PCT Applicant

2016

2017

2018

DIGITUS

 

 

1

 

Madrid Top Applicants

Madrid Applicant

2016

2017

2018

COFICAB TUNISIE SA

3

 

8

SOCIETE D'ALESSANDRO AGENT

 

 

2

SOCIETE VITAL

 

 

2

ANISSA SOPHIA RYMA MEDDEB

 

 

1

LA SOCIETE MED ESPOIR, SUARL DE DROIT TUNISIEN

 

 

1

LISTA INTERNATIONAL

 

 

1

NABIL BOUALI

 

 

1

QUARTZ SOLUTION

 

 

1

SANGHO INTERNATIONAL SOCIETE A RESPONSABILITE LIMITEE

 

 

1

SOCIETE BIO TUNISIA INNOVATION SA

 

 

1

 

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.