Statistical Country Profiles

Trinidad and Tobago

Population (Million): 1.39 (2018)

Gross Domestic Product (Billion US$)(Constant 2011 US$ (PPP)): 39.82 (2018)

 

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

Year

Patent

Trademark (class count)

Industrial Design (design count)

GDP (Constant 2011 US$)

2009

 

 

 

40.18

2010

 

 

 

41.52

2011

 

 

 

41.40

2012

10

869

31

41.93

2013

 

1,519

122

42.77

2014

11

1,013

179

42.36

2015

13

902

20

43.11

2016

19

1,128

71

40.30

2017

 

729

313

39.54

2018

11

961

164

39.82

 

Patent

Patent Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

 

 

26

2010

 

 

24

2011

 

 

17

2012

2

213

8

2013

 

174

12

2014

4

184

7

2015

3

165

10

2016

3

133

16

2017

 

171

9

2018

4

135

7

Patent Grants

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

 

 

2

2010

 

 

6

2011

 

 

7

2012

2

55

10

2013

 

34

9

2014

 

39

10

2015

 

33

11

2016

1

59

5

2017

 

66

4

2018

1

25

9

Patents in Force

Year

Patent in force

2009

 

2010

 

2011

 

2012

 

2013

 

2014

 

2015

 

2016

 

2017

 

2018

 

Utility Model Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

 

 

 

2010

 

 

 

2011

 

 

 

2012

1

 

 

2013

1

 

 

2014

1

 

 

2015

 

 

 

2016

 

 

 

2017

 

 

 

2018

1

 

 

 

Trademark (class count)

Number of Classes Specified in Trademark Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

 

 

68

2010

 

 

88

2011

 

 

14

2012

814

2,003

55

2013

688

1,932

831

2014

793

2,044

220

2015

767

2,419

135

2016

929

1,978

199

2017

594

1,964

135

2018

622

1,886

339

Number of Classes Specified in Trademark Registrations

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

 

 

69

2010

 

 

102

2011

 

 

64

2012

434

1,948

33

2013

699

3,785

93

2014

676

2,734

334

2015

495

1,915

45

2016

597

1,985

136

2017

445

2,181

75

2018

544

2,224

107

 

Industrial Design (design count)

Number of Designs in Industrial Design Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

 

 

 

2010

 

 

 

2011

 

 

2

2012

29

100

2

2013

119

79

3

2014

179

80

 

2015

18

22

2

2016

70

40

1

2017

294

6

19

2018

160

14

4

Number of Designs in Industrial Design Registrations

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

 

 

 

2010

 

 

1

2011

 

 

 

2012

88

96

1

2013

34

21

1

2014

29

28

2

2015

 

 

1

2016

75

64

2

2017

79

6

1

2018

166

13

3

 

International Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties

Applications Under the WIPO Systems

Year

PCT

Madrid

Hague

2009

2

 

 

2010

1

 

 

2011

 

 

 

2012

1

 

 

2013

 

 

 

2014

1

 

 

2015

4

 

 

2016

39

 

 

2017

3

 

 

2018

5

 

 

PCT National Phase Entry (Direct and via Regional Office)

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

 

 

23

2010

 

 

16

2011

 

 

6

2012

 

208

5

2013

 

172

2

2014

 

180

2

2015

 

165

1

2016

 

133

9

2017

 

171

1

2018

 

134

1

 

PCT Top Applicants

PCT Applicant

2016

2017

2018

UNIVERSITY OF TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO

 

 

1

 

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.