Statistical Country Profiles

Zambia

Population (Million): 17.35 (2018)

Gross Domestic Product (Billion US$)(Constant 2011 US$ (PPP)): 65.03 (2018)

 

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

Year

Patent

Trademark (class count)

Industrial Design (design count)

GDP (Constant 2011 US$)

2009

9

524

19

41.18

2010

5

387

7

45.42

2011

4

472

14

47.95

2012

8

634

11

51.59

2013

14

438

40

54.20

2014

15

536

29

56.74

2015

21

718

21

58.40

2016

16

826

68

60.59

2017

14

1,132

30

62.66

2018

 

 

 

65.03

 

Patent

Patent Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

9

9

 

2010

5

12

 

2011

3

21

1

2012

7

31

1

2013

13

26

1

2014

14

25

1

2015

20

12

1

2016

15

18

1

2017

12

10

2

2018

 

 

2

Patent Grants

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

2

22

3

2010

1

11

1

2011

 

15

 

2012

1

31

1

2013

2

19

 

2014

6

17

 

2015

3

14

1

2016

3

24

 

2017

5

13

7

2018

 

 

1

Patents in Force

Year

Patent in force

2009

3,634

2010

3,858

2011

4,045

2012

4,384

2013

4,122

2014

4,161

2015

6,848

2016

7,259

2017

7,705

2018

 

Utility Model Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

 

 

 

2010

 

 

 

2011

 

 

 

2012

 

 

 

2013

 

 

 

2014

 

 

 

2015

 

 

1

2016

 

 

 

2017

 

 

 

2018

 

 

 

 

Trademark (class count)

Number of Classes Specified in Trademark Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

524

2,230

 

2010

378

3,726

9

2011

470

2,728

2

2012

633

3,386

1

2013

398

3,607

40

2014

527

3,407

9

2015

682

3,195

36

2016

793

3,361

33

2017

1,072

3,413

60

2018

 

 

32

Number of Classes Specified in Trademark Registrations

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

230

2,713

1

2010

199

2,582

18

2011

140

3,288

3

2012

201

2,990

8

2013

159

3,356

1

2014

332

3,033

31

2015

632

3,876

20

2016

228

3,703

3

2017

683

3,808

30

2018

 

 

17

 

Industrial Design (design count)

Number of Designs in Industrial Design Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

19

1

 

2010

7

1

 

2011

13

3

1

2012

9

3

2

2013

40

3

 

2014

29

11

 

2015

21

 

 

2016

68

1

 

2017

30

 

 

2018

 

 

 

Number of Designs in Industrial Design Registrations

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

19

5

 

2010

6

 

 

2011

12

 

 

2012

6

4

2

2013

30

3

 

2014

15

7

 

2015

9

3

 

2016

14

 

 

2017

84

2

 

2018

 

 

 

 

International Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties

Applications Under the WIPO Systems

Year

PCT

Madrid

Hague

2009

1

 

 

2010

1

 

 

2011

 

 

 

2012

 

 

 

2013

 

 

 

2014

 

 

 

2015

 

 

 

2016

 

 

 

2017

 

 

 

2018

2

 

 

PCT National Phase Entry (Direct and via Regional Office)

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

 

4

 

2010

 

10

 

2011

 

16

1

2012

 

26

1

2013

 

10

 

2014

 

22

 

2015

 

11

 

2016

 

18

 

2017

 

10

2

2018

 

 

1

 

PCT Top Applicants

PCT Applicant

2016

2017

2018

 

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.
• Zambia is a member of the African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO). Patent filings by residents of this country at ARIPO are considered both resident and abroad filings via regional office.
• 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.