Statistical Country Profiles



Niger

Population (Million): 22.44 (2018)

Gross Domestic Product (Billion US$)(Constant 2011 US$ (PPP)): 20.92 (2018)

 

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

Year

Patent

Trademark (class count)

Industrial Design (design count)

GDP (Constant 2011 US$)

2009

 

 

 

12.34

2010

 

 

 

13.37

2011

50

 

 

13.68

2012

64

 

 

15.30

2013

 

 

 

16.11

2014

154

 

 

17.32

2015

104

 

 

18.07

2016

121

 

 

18.96

2017

 

 

 

19.89

2018

103

 

 

20.92

 

Patent

Patent Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

 

 

1

2010

 

 

 

2011

3

 

47

2012

4

 

60

2013

 

 

 

2014

9

 

145

2015

6

 

98

2016

7

 

114

2017

 

 

2

2018

6

 

97

Patent Grants

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

 

 

 

2010

 

 

 

2011

 

 

1

2012

 

 

 

2013

 

 

 

2014

5

 

80

2015

 

 

 

2016

 

 

 

2017

9

 

146

2018

6

 

96

Patents in Force

Year

Patents in Force

2009

 

2010

 

2011

 

2012

 

2013

 

2014

 

2015

 

2016

 

2017

 

2018

 

Utility Model Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

 

 

 

2010

 

 

 

2011

 

 

 

2012

 

 

 

2013

 

 

 

2014

 

 

 

2015

 

 

 

2016

 

 

 

2017

 

 

 

2018

 

 

 

 

Trademark (class count)

Number of Classes Specified in Trademark Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

 

 

55

2010

 

 

9

2011

 

 

2

2012

 

 

19

2013

 

 

15

2014

21

 

338

2015

19

 

319

2016

56

 

909

2017

62

 

1,086

2018

378

 

6,048

Number of Classes Specified in Trademark Registrations

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

 

 

54

2010

 

 

4

2011

 

 

1

2012

 

 

12

2013

 

 

1

2014

6

 

104

2015

 

 

24

2016

 

 

11

2017

44

 

704

2018

382

 

6,129

 

Industrial Design (design count)

Number of Designs in Industrial Design Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

 

 

 

2010

 

 

 

2011

 

 

27

2012

 

 

 

2013

 

 

 

2014

1

 

17

2015

 

 

 

2016

1

 

16

2017

 

 

 

2018

 

 

 

Number of Designs in Industrial Design Registrations

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

 

 

 

2010

 

 

 

2011

 

 

27

2012

 

 

 

2013

 

 

 

2014

 

 

 

2015

 

 

 

2016

1

 

16

2017

 

 

 

2018

 

 

 

 

International Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties

Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties

Year

PCT System

Madrid System

Hague System

2009

 

 

 

2010

 

 

 

2011

 

 

 

2012

1

 

 

2013

 

 

 

2014

 

 

 

2015

1

 

 

2016

 

 

 

2017

 

 

 

2018

1

 

 

PCT National Phase Entry (Direct and via Regional Office)

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

 

 

1

2010

 

 

 

2011

 

 

2

2012

 

 

 

2013

 

 

 

2014

9

 

145

2015

 

 

2

2016

 

 

1

2017

 

 

 

2018

 

 

1

 

PCT Top Applicants

Applicant

2016

2017

2018

 

Madrid Top Applicants

Applicant

2016

2017

2018

 

Hague Top Applicants

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 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.
• Niger is a member of the African Intellectual Property Organization (OAPI). Patent filings by residents of this country at OAPI 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. 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.