Statistical Country Profiles



Samoa

Population (Million): 0.20 (2018)

Gross Domestic Product (Billion US$)(Constant 2011 US$ (PPP)): 1.19 (2018)

 

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

Year

Patent

Trademark (class count)

Industrial Design (design count)

GDP (Constant 2011 US$)

2009

 

 

 

1.00

2010

 

 

 

1.01

2011

 

 

 

1.06

2012

 

736

3

1.07

2013

 

 

 

1.05

2014

12

523

24

1.06

2015

25

1,382

 

1.08

2016

 

787

5

1.15

2017

 

875

 

1.19

2018

62

1,693

160

1.19

 

Patent

Patent Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

 

 

6

2010

 

 

45

2011

 

 

34

2012

 

 

25

2013

 

 

23

2014

1

99

11

2015

1

3

24

2016

 

 

66

2017

 

 

84

2018

1

 

61

Patent Grants

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

 

 

4

2010

 

 

6

2011

 

 

10

2012

1

125

9

2013

 

 

28

2014

 

 

4

2015

 

64

14

2016

 

 

8

2017

 

 

16

2018

 

 

30

Patents in Force

Year

Patents in Force

2009

 

2010

 

2011

 

2012

99

2013

 

2014

96

2015

64

2016

51

2017

51

2018

52

Utility Model Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

 

 

4

2010

 

 

8

2011

 

 

6

2012

 

 

9

2013

 

 

20

2014

 

 

16

2015

 

 

9

2016

 

 

19

2017

 

 

19

2018

1

 

11

 

Trademark (class count)

Number of Classes Specified in Trademark Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

 

 

460

2010

 

 

478

2011

 

 

550

2012

23

205

713

2013

 

 

765

2014

36

265

487

2015

15

437

1,367

2016

31

187

756

2017

28

218

847

2018

68

337

1,625

Number of Classes Specified in Trademark Registrations

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

 

 

275

2010

 

 

364

2011

 

 

490

2012

5

129

454

2013

 

 

692

2014

23

344

701

2015

15

137

893

2016

18

452

1,102

2017

6

157

801

2018

22

261

1,107

 

Industrial Design (design count)

Number of Designs in Industrial Design Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

 

 

1

2010

 

 

11

2011

 

 

4

2012

3

 

 

2013

 

 

128

2014

15

5

9

2015

 

 

3

2016

2

 

3

2017

 

 

3

2018

44

 

116

Number of Designs in Industrial Design Registrations

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

 

 

9

2010

 

 

 

2011

 

 

 

2012

3

 

15

2013

 

 

117

2014

14

5

130

2015

1

 

4

2016

 

 

3

2017

2

 

3

2018

23

 

116

 

International Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties

Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties

Year

PCT System

Madrid System

Hague System

2009

6

 

 

2010

5

 

 

2011

2

1

 

2012

1

 

 

2013

3

 

 

2014

 

 

 

2015

5

 

 

2016

1

 

 

2017

1

 

 

2018

1

 

 

PCT National Phase Entry (Direct and via Regional Office)

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

 

 

1

2010

 

 

17

2011

 

 

5

2012

 

 

4

2013

 

 

9

2014

 

 

 

2015

 

 

 

2016

 

 

10

2017

 

 

35

2018

 

 

2

 

PCT Top Applicants

Applicant

2016

2017

2018

ADVCARE MEDICAL, INC.

 

 

1

SUPERB WISDOM LIMITED

 

 

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.
• 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.