Statistical Country Profiles



Viet Nam

Population (Million): 98.17 (2021)

Gross Domestic Product (Billion US$)(Constant 2017 US$ (PPP)): 1,032.37 (2021)

 

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

Year

Patent

Trademark (class count)

Industrial Design (design count)

GDP (Constant 2017 US$)

2012

426

38,798

2,168

620.69

2013

498

38,267

2,268

655.14

2014

562

41,588

2,024

697.20

2015

685

48,707

3,478

745.93

2016

633

58,697

2,987

795.83

2017

663

59,754

2,589

851.06

2018

749

67,975

2,316

912.34

2019

838

84,540

2,569

977.57

2020

1,133

83,282

2,590

1,006.31

2021

1,205

86,117

2,561

1,032.37

 

Patent

Patent Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2012

382

3,423

44

2013

443

3,552

55

2014

487

3,960

75

2015

582

4,451

103

2016

560

4,668

73

2017

592

4,790

71

2018

646

5,425

103

2019

720

6,800

118

2020

1,021

6,674

112

2021

1,066

7,468

139

Patent Grants

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

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

2019

169

2,451

48

2020

139

4,180

55

2021

153

3,538

74

Patents in Force

Year

Patents in Force

2012

11,524

2013

10,615

2014

14,593

2015

16,149

2016

14,398

2017

15,226

2018

12,965

2019

18,575

2020

12,625

2021

14,444

Utility Model Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

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

2019

395

242

6

2020

400

175

6

2021

337

129

7

 

Trademark (class count)

Number of Classes Specified in Trademark Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2012

35,106

20,509

3,692

2013

36,236

21,482

2,031

2014

38,854

22,312

2,734

2015

45,230

22,518

3,477

2016

54,963

26,965

3,734

2017

55,313

29,467

4,441

2018

60,731

33,451

7,244

2019

74,516

37,863

10,024

2020

76,836

31,807

6,446

2021

77,404

35,675

8,713

Number of Classes Specified in Trademark Registrations

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

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

20,861

2,718

2017

22,504

24,901

5,044

2018

22,699

27,075

4,471

2019

34,999

33,551

10,514

2020

40,403

34,551

6,896

2021

41,423

34,151

7,308

 

Industrial Design (design count)

Number of Designs in Industrial Design Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2012

1,512

595

656

2013

1,556

873

712

2014

1,736

873

288

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

2019

2,214

2,173

355

2020

2,279

2,098

311

2021

2,107

2,203

454

Number of Designs in Industrial Design Registrations

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

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

2019

1,341

1,162

326

2020

1,319

1,583

181

2021

1,249

1,651

395

 

International Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties

Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties

Year

PCT System

Madrid System

Hague System

2012

13

82

 

2013

18

72

1

2014

7

80

1

2015

21

83

 

2016

10

105

1

2017

23

91

 

2018

22

159

 

2019

33

189

2

2020

22

175

2

2021

34

155

6

PCT National Phase Entry (Direct and via Regional Office)

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2012

3

2,947

31

2013

2

3,061

35

2014

5

3,498

39

2015

7

3,928

56

2016

2

4,070

19

2017

 

4,104

26

2018

2

4,565

48

2019

1

5,860

35

2020

 

5,748

35

2021

 

6,663

47

 

PCT Top Applicants

Applicant

2019

2020

2021

Sunstar Joint Stock Company

 

 

3

Thai Minh Pharmaceuticals Jsc

 

 

2

Hoa Binh Construction Group Joint Stock Company

 

 

1

Organo (vietnam) Co., Ltd.

 

 

1

Thai Minh Pharmaceutial Joint Stock Company

 

 

1

Vietnam Military Medical University

 

 

1

Vietnam Onyx Joint Stock Company

 

 

1

Vihelm Company Ltd.

 

 

1

 

Madrid Top Applicants

Applicant

2019

2020

2021

Nutifood Nutrition Foodjoint Stock Company

13

13

10

Hanoi Beer Alcohol And Beverage;joint Stock Corporation

 

 

4

Apo Import Export;joint Stock Company

 

 

3

Cong Ty Tnhh San Xuat Thuong;mai Thiet Bi Nam Anh

 

 

3

Danameco Medical;joint Stock Corporation

 

1

3

Nam Viet Food And Beverage;company Limited

 

 

3

Uniben Joint Stock Company

 

 

3

Aiwado Food Joint Stock Company

 

 

2

Casper Vietnam Group ;joint Stock Company

 

 

2

Cong Ty Co Phan Dau Tu ;a&b Viet Nam

4

3

2

 

Hague Top Applicants

Applicant

2019

2020

2021

Vinfast Trading And Production Limited Liability Company

 

2

3

Tuong Lai Viet Corporation

 

 

1

Vingroup Joint Stock Company

 

 

1

Xuan Hung Nguyen

 

 

1

 

Source: WIPO statistics database; last updated: 12/2022

• 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.