Statistical Country Profiles



Qatar

Population (Million): 2.78 (2018)

Gross Domestic Product (Billion US$)(Constant 2011 US$ (PPP)): 313.03 (2018)

 

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

Year

Patent

Trademark (class count)

Industrial Design (design count)

GDP (Constant 2011 US$)

2009

 

 

 

186.22

2010

 

 

 

222.71

2011

 

3,620

 

252.50

2012

71

2,324

 

264.33

2013

84

4,723

 

275.99

2014

174

6,873

 

286.97

2015

 

 

 

297.47

2016

142

 

 

303.81

2017

134

4,480

 

308.61

2018

 

 

 

313.03

 

Patent

Patent Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

 

 

17

2010

 

 

33

2011

 

 

34

2012

6

58

65

2013

15

323

69

2014

9

477

165

2015

 

 

163

2016

23

548

119

2017

27

574

107

2018

 

 

160

Patent Grants

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

 

 

4

2010

 

 

 

2011

 

 

3

2012

 

 

9

2013

 

 

8

2014

 

 

11

2015

 

 

50

2016

 

 

48

2017

3

35

44

2018

 

 

69

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

 

 

1

2012

 

 

 

2013

 

 

 

2014

 

 

 

2015

 

 

 

2016

 

 

 

2017

 

 

 

2018

 

 

 

 

Trademark (class count)

Number of Classes Specified in Trademark Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

 

 

828

2010

 

 

1,107

2011

656

6,387

2,964

2012

485

6,288

1,839

2013

797

7,182

3,926

2014

1,405

6,203

5,468

2015

 

 

3,554

2016

 

 

3,296

2017

1,117

7,007

3,363

2018

 

 

3,048

Number of Classes Specified in Trademark Registrations

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

 

 

1,298

2010

 

 

1,401

2011

656

6,387

2,437

2012

485

6,288

1,247

2013

797

7,182

2,971

2014

1,168

5,365

3,890

2015

 

 

3,423

2016

 

 

2,988

2017

692

7,726

3,260

2018

 

 

3,370

 

Industrial Design (design count)

Number of Designs in Industrial Design Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

 

 

 

2010

 

 

 

2011

 

 

 

2012

 

 

36

2013

 

 

95

2014

 

 

423

2015

 

 

34

2016

 

 

810

2017

 

 

244

2018

 

 

4

Number of Designs in Industrial Design Registrations

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

 

 

 

2010

 

 

 

2011

 

 

 

2012

 

 

30

2013

 

 

94

2014

 

 

369

2015

 

 

35

2016

 

 

787

2017

 

 

243

2018

 

 

25

 

International Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties

Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties

Year

PCT System

Madrid System

Hague System

2009

1

 

 

2010

7

2

 

2011

 

 

 

2012

53

1

 

2013

28

2

 

2014

18

2

1

2015

19

4

 

2016

14

 

 

2017

26

1

1

2018

15

 

 

PCT National Phase Entry (Direct and via Regional Office)

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

 

 

1

2010

 

 

 

2011

 

 

1

2012

 

56

10

2013

 

314

8

2014

 

464

87

2015

 

 

84

2016

2

537

39

2017

1

557

46

2018

 

 

70

 

PCT Top Applicants

Applicant

2016

2017

2018

QATAR UNIVERSITY

 

3

5

HAMAD MEDICAL CORPORATION

 

1

4

QATAR FOUNDATION FOR EDUCATION, SCIENCE AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

2

8

2

ANTI-DOPING LAB QATAR

 

 

1

MODUS QSTP-LLC

 

 

1

QATAR FOUNDATION

 

2

1

 

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.
• Qatar is a member of the Patent Office of the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf (GCC Patent Office). Patent filings by residents of this country at GCC Patent Office 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.