Statistical Country Profiles



Malaysia

Population (Million): 31.53 (2018)

Gross Domestic Product (Billion US$)(Constant 2011 US$ (PPP)): 888.36 (2018)

 

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

Year

Patent

Trademark (class count)

Industrial Design (design count)

GDP (Constant 2011 US$)

2009

1,810

19,057

2,039

552.36

2010

1,935

20,747

1,531

593.37

2011

1,945

18,490

1,979

624.79

2012

1,974

21,887

1,721

658.98

2013

2,296

23,763

1,541

689.91

2014

2,659

23,358

1,218

731.36

2015

2,347

24,233

1,032

768.59

2016

1,964

29,266

1,150

801.05

2017

2,148

28,972

1,011

848.29

2018

2,060

30,932

971

888.36

 

Patent

Patent Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

1,234

4,503

576

2010

1,231

5,152

704

2011

1,076

5,376

869

2012

1,114

5,826

860

2013

1,199

6,006

1,097

2014

1,353

6,267

1,306

2015

1,272

6,455

1,075

2016

1,109

6,127

855

2017

1,166

5,906

982

2018

1,116

6,179

944

Patent Grants

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

270

3,198

228

2010

200

1,960

317

2011

310

2,043

283

2012

295

2,165

365

2013

288

2,372

432

2014

344

2,361

512

2015

344

2,533

569

2016

355

2,969

585

2017

437

4,626

512

2018

469

3,818

516

Patents in Force

Year

Patents in Force

2009

 

2010

20,908

2011

20,917

2012

21,447

2013

22,782

2014

21,568

2015

23,538

2016

25,117

2017

25,313

2018

26,572

Utility Model Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

29

32

28

2010

44

37

18

2011

60

47

15

2012

46

41

10

2013

70

75

22

2014

86

54

35

2015

103

77

33

2016

110

49

37

2017

134

72

45

2018

132

66

36

 

Trademark (class count)

Number of Classes Specified in Trademark Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

12,810

11,260

6,247

2010

13,099

13,271

7,648

2011

13,001

15,832

5,489

2012

14,044

17,832

7,843

2013

14,705

17,520

9,058

2014

15,400

19,171

7,958

2015

15,940

19,983

8,293

2016

18,527

20,580

10,739

2017

19,481

21,612

9,491

2018

19,863

23,793

11,069

Number of Classes Specified in Trademark Registrations

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

5,438

9,534

5,301

2010

5,642

8,652

6,523

2011

10,201

13,618

6,568

2012

9,765

16,311

5,099

2013

9,777

17,202

5,274

2014

10,467

16,961

7,412

2015

10,529

18,271

6,658

2016

12,686

20,120

8,016

2017

12,977

20,248

7,641

2018

13,804

20,762

8,312

 

Industrial Design (design count)

Number of Designs in Industrial Design Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

699

766

1,340

2010

737

940

794

2011

743

1,128

1,236

2012

857

1,225

864

2013

679

1,374

862

2014

827

1,055

391

2015

627

1,135

405

2016

701

726

449

2017

517

1,297

494

2018

528

1,317

443

Number of Designs in Industrial Design Registrations

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

529

1,067

1,852

2010

748

856

884

2011

714

927

1,047

2012

744

1,180

822

2013

698

1,303

880

2014

532

1,359

855

2015

418

883

376

2016

648

1,252

413

2017

499

880

308

2018

405

1,070

539

 

International Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties

Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties

Year

PCT System

Madrid System

Hague System

2009

224

6

 

2010

349

11

 

2011

263

5

 

2012

292

5

 

2013

308

7

 

2014

313

8

 

2015

267

3

2

2016

189

4

1

2017

141

13

 

2018

143

9

8

PCT National Phase Entry (Direct and via Regional Office)

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

 

 

195

2010

28

4,416

224

2011

30

4,657

480

2012

27

4,987

450

2013

32

5,252

590

2014

38

5,506

644

2015

30

5,568

434

2016

27

5,151

308

2017

17

4,995

456

2018

23

5,049

421

 

PCT Top Applicants

Applicant

2016

2017

2018

UNIVERSITI MALAYA (UM)

11

8

8

UNIVERSITI PUTRA MALAYSIA

8

9

8

UNIVERSITI KEBANGSAAN MALAYSIA

3

2

6

DAIKIN RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT MALAYSIA SDN. BHD.

 

3

5

PETROLIAM NASIONAL BERHAD

4

1

5

GALAXY FCT SDN. BHD.

 

 

4

GEORGE KENT (MALAYSIA) BERHAD

 

 

4

MALAYSIAN PALM OIL BOARD

5

7

4

SIME DARBY PLANTATION SDN. BHD.

1

6

3

UNIVERSITI SAINS MALAYSIA

6

11

3

 

Madrid Top Applicants

Applicant

2016

2017

2018

PURECIRCLE SDN BHD

 

3

4

EDMARK INDUSTRIES SDN BHD

 

 

1

EIK ENGINEERING SDN. BHD.

 

 

1

HIKARI CAPITAL LIMITED

 

1

1

JEMCO SDN BHD

 

 

1

NETCO LTD

 

 

1

 

Hague Top Applicants

Applicant

2016

2017

2018

DK NAVALTECHNOLOGIES SDN BHD

 

 

7

 

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 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: Economics and Statistics Division, WIPO. Tel.: +41-22-338-91-11, email: ipstats.mail@wipo.int.