Statistical Country Profiles

Viet Nam

Population (Million): 95.54 (2018)

Gross Domestic Product (Billion US$)(Constant 2011 US$ (PPP)): 631.39 (2018)

 

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

Year

Patent

Trademark (class count)

Industrial Design (design count)

GDP (Constant 2011 US$)

2009

264

 

 

366.46

2010

325

33,512

2,100

390.00

2011

322

37,293

1,710

414.34

2012

426

38,799

2,168

436.08

2013

497

38,268

2,268

459.72

2014

561

41,588

2,023

487.23

2015

682

48,712

3,478

519.78

2016

633

58,696

2,987

552.06

2017

663

59,755

2,589

589.67

2018

749

67,975

2,316

631.39

 

Patent

Patent Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

258

2,632

6

2010

306

3,276

19

2011

300

3,260

22

2012

382

3,423

44

2013

443

3,552

54

2014

487

3,960

74

2015

582

4,451

100

2016

560

4,668

73

2017

592

4,790

71

2018

646

5,425

103

Patent Grants

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

29

677

2

2010

29

793

4

2011

48

958

5

2012

52

1,016

4

2013

59

1,123

11

2014

36

1,361

24

2015

63

1,325

25

2016

76

1,347

42

2017

111

1,634

48

2018

205

2,014

43

Patents in Force

Year

Patent in force

2009

 

2010

9,103

2011

9,990

2012

11,524

2013

10,615

2014

14,593

2015

16,149

2016

14,398

2017

15,226

2018

12,965

Utility Model Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

133

120

 

2010

215

40

2

2011

193

54

1

2012

199

46

1

2013

226

47

 

2014

246

126

 

2015

310

140

4

2016

326

152

1

2017

273

161

 

2018

370

187

2

 

Trademark (class count)

Number of Classes Specified in Trademark Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

 

 

1,580

2010

32,204

18,998

1,308

2011

34,718

19,116

2,575

2012

35,106

20,508

3,693

2013

36,236

21,482

2,032

2014

38,854

22,308

2,734

2015

45,230

22,514

3,482

2016

54,963

26,965

3,733

2017

55,313

29,463

4,442

2018

60,731

33,465

7,244

Number of Classes Specified in Trademark Registrations

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

 

 

1,718

2010

18,758

16,244

1,681

2011

23,887

20,346

1,988

2012

23,521

18,338

2,485

2013

22,515

21,315

1,592

2014

23,831

21,704

5,191

2015

21,971

22,851

2,332

2016

20,466

20,862

2,718

2017

22,504

24,901

5,044

2018

22,699

27,070

4,470

 

Industrial Design (design count)

Number of Designs in Industrial Design Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

 

 

298

2010

1,346

618

754

2011

1,367

737

343

2012

1,512

595

656

2013

1,556

873

712

2014

1,736

873

287

2015

1,839

1,046

1,639

2016

2,060

1,334

927

2017

1,763

1,420

826

2018

1,891

1,475

425

Number of Designs in Industrial Design Registrations

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

 

 

31

2010

998

369

749

2011

928

403

442

2012

819

586

435

2013

960

597

754

2014

1,144

819

219

2015

1,029

652

1,759

2016

988

671

574

2017

1,504

1,104

1,115

2018

1,433

1,391

345

 

International Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties

Applications Under the WIPO Systems

Year

PCT

Madrid

Hague

2009

5

47

 

2010

9

57

 

2011

18

65

 

2012

13

82

 

2013

18

72

1

2014

7

80

1

2015

21

83

 

2016

10

105

1

2017

23

91

 

2018

22

159

 

PCT National Phase Entry (Direct and via Regional Office)

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

 

 

1

2010

1

2,979

10

2011

2

2,943

13

2012

3

2,947

31

2013

2

3,061

34

2014

5

3,498

38

2015

7

3,928

53

2016

2

4,070

19

2017

 

4,104

26

2018

2

4,565

48

 

PCT Top Applicants

PCT Applicant

2016

2017

2018

NGUYEN CHI CO., LTD.

 

1

8

CENTER FOR INNOVATIVE MATERIALS & ARCHITECTURES

 

 

1

M&C ELECTRONICS VINA COMPANY LIMITED

 

 

1

MILITARY INDUSTRY - TELECOMMUNICATION GROUP (VIETTEL)

 

 

1

NMT TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD

 

 

1

TCG

 

 

1

 

Madrid Top Applicants

Madrid Applicant

2016

2017

2018

SAIGON BEER-ALCOHOL-BEVERAGECORPORATION

2

1

9

ACECOOK VIETNAM JOINT STOCK COMPANY

 

2

8

TAN HIEP PHAT TRADING - SERVICE COMPANY LIMITED

 

 

7

AN HUNG TUONG STEEL COMPANY LIMITED

 

 

4

VIET NAM STEEL CORPORATION

 

 

4

VINGROUP JOINT STOCK COMPANY

 

1

4

INFINITY BLOCKCHAIN LABS CO., LTD.

 

 

3

ASIA COCONUT PROCESSING JOINT STOCK COMPANY

 

 

2

AUSTRALIAN PHARMACEUTICAL TRADING COMPANY LTD

 

 

2

CONG TY CO PHAN CAO SU SAO VANG (SAO VANG RUBBER JOINT STOCK COMPANY)

 

 

2

 

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.