Statistical Country Profiles

Uruguay

Population (Million): 3.45 (2018)

Gross Domestic Product (Billion US$)(Constant 2011 US$ (PPP)): 72.15 (2018)

 

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

Year

Patent

Trademark (class count)

Industrial Design (design count)

GDP (Constant 2011 US$)

2009

68

 

11

53.47

2010

79

9,673

55

57.64

2011

65

5,333

47

60.62

2012

52

7,660

16

62.76

2013

 

6,949

23

65.67

2014

61

6,671

82

67.80

2015

109

5,834

10

68.05

2016

 

 

 

69.20

2017

103

5,397

55

71.00

2018

 

 

 

72.15

 

Patent

Patent Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

30

750

38

2010

23

761

56

2011

20

667

45

2012

22

678

30

2013

 

 

54

2014

37

639

24

2015

26

532

83

2016

 

 

54

2017

23

500

80

2018

 

 

110

Patent Grants

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

3

14

14

2010

4

25

15

2011

1

12

10

2012

3

19

20

2013

 

 

17

2014

4

27

598

2015

4

15

19

2016

 

 

18

2017

2

25

178

2018

 

 

34

Patents in Force

Year

Patent in force

2009

 

2010

877

2011

863

2012

 

2013

 

2014

646

2015

606

2016

 

2017

410

2018

 

Utility Model Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

39

11

1

2010

43

10

4

2011

36

6

11

2012

38

17

4

2013

 

 

3

2014

24

7

5

2015

41

13

2

2016

 

 

3

2017

25

11

7

2018

 

 

6

 

Trademark (class count)

Number of Classes Specified in Trademark Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

 

 

1,014

2010

3,987

5,317

5,686

2011

4,099

6,571

1,234

2012

4,143

5,806

3,517

2013

4,451

6,341

2,498

2014

3,825

6,056

2,846

2015

3,655

5,808

2,179

2016

 

 

2,256

2017

3,705

5,606

1,692

2018

 

 

8,183

Number of Classes Specified in Trademark Registrations

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

 

 

1,522

2010

1,575

2,378

2,219

2011

3,611

4,604

1,334

2012

7,756

10,501

2,508

2013

4,243

7,333

2,268

2014

3,808

6,300

6,055

2015

2,421

3,969

2,085

2016

 

 

2,492

2017

2,169

3,793

1,696

2018

 

 

2,231

 

Industrial Design (design count)

Number of Designs in Industrial Design Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

11

43

 

2010

27

81

28

2011

46

64

1

2012

15

102

1

2013

21

72

2

2014

20

57

62

2015

8

49

2

2016

 

 

10

2017

53

62

2

2018

 

 

2

Number of Designs in Industrial Design Registrations

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

14

41

 

2010

4

46

27

2011

 

27

6

2012

32

79

9

2013

4

38

5

2014

9

83

3

2015

5

42

1

2016

 

 

8

2017

15

50

9

2018

 

 

3

 

International Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties

Applications Under the WIPO Systems

Year

PCT

Madrid

Hague

2009

10

 

 

2010

5

 

 

2011

5

 

 

2012

5

5

 

2013

4

1

 

2014

6

3

 

2015

6

1

 

2016

14

 

 

2017

14

 

 

2018

8

 

 

PCT National Phase Entry (Direct and via Regional Office)

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

 

 

14

2010

 

 

33

2011

 

 

20

2012

 

 

10

2013

 

 

20

2014

 

 

11

2015

 

 

50

2016

 

 

20

2017

 

 

11

2018

 

 

79

 

PCT Top Applicants

PCT Applicant

2016

2017

2018

INSTITUT PASTEUR DE MONTEVIDEO

 

 

3

URUGUS S.A.

 

 

2

UNIVERSITY OF UTAH

 

 

1

VERTEX PHARMACEUTICALS INCORPORATED

 

 

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.