World Intellectual Property Organization

Statistical Country Profiles

Bolivia (Plurinational State of)

Population (Million): 10.5 (2012) (Rank = 81)

Gross Domestic Product (Billion US$)(Constant 2005 US$ (PPP)): 47.73 (2012) (Rank = 82)

IP Filings (Resident + Abroad, Including Regional) and Economy
Year Patent Trademark Industrial Design GDP (Constant 2005 US$)
1998   805   28.78
1999   812   28.91
2000   754   29.63
2001   857   30.13
2002   868   30.88
2003   1,096   31.72
2004   1,186   33.04
2005   1,368   34.50
2006   1,755   36.16
2007   2,002   37.81
2008       40.13
2009       41.43
2010       43.13
2011       45.38
2012       47.73
Patent Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998            
1999            
2000            
2001         1 97
2002            
2003         1 135
2004         2 125
2005         3 122
2006         5 95
2007         4 112
2008         15 97
2009         4 116
2010         5 114
2011         3 140
2012         3 140
Patent Applications by Top Fields of Technology (1998 - 2012)
Field of Technology Share
Electrical machinery, apparatus, energy 35.56
Other special machines 20.00
Medical technology 11.11
Telecommunications 6.67
Chemical engineering 4.44
Engines, pumps, turbines 4.44
Computer technology 2.22
Measurement 2.22
Materials, metallurgy 2.22
Handling 2.22
Others 8.90
Patent Grants
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998            
1999            
2000            
2001            
2002            
2003         2 105
2004            
2005            
2006            
2007            
2008         1 120
2009         1 120
2010            
2011         1 120
2012            
Utility Model Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998            
1999            
2000            
2001            
2002            
2003            
2004            
2005            
2006            
2007         1 67
2008         1 67
2009            
2010            
2011            
2012            
Trademark Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998 744 65 4,405 59 61 53
1999 767 66 3,952 62 45 58
2000 662 77 4,709 62 92 56
2001 846 70 3,618 68 11 105
2002 845 71 3,208 69 23 107
2003 1,040 68 3,232 69 56 109
2004 1,135 69 3,105 73 51 94
2005 1,275 71 3,732 73 93 90
2006 1,688 67 3,677 78 67 114
2007 1,873 64 4,208 66 129 109
2008         97 113
2009         136 105
2010         88 126
2011         45 150
2012         84 141
Trademark Registrations
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998         31 57
1999         52 51
2000         48 56
2001         2 86
2002         3 106
2003         70 95
2004         36 87
2005         37 96
2006         93 107
2007         57 111
2008         97 113
2009         119 107
2010         48 135
2011         27 145
2012         79 124
Industrial Design Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998            
1999            
2000            
2001         2 84
2002            
2003            
2004         1 92
2005            
2006         1 95
2007            
2008            
2009            
2010            
2011            
2012            
Industrial Design Registrations
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998            
1999         1 47
2000            
2001            
2002            
2003            
2004         1 87
2005            
2006            
2007            
2008            
2009            
2010            
2011            
2012            
International Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties
Year PCT System Rank Madrid System Rank Hague System Rank
1998            
1999            
2000            
2001            
2002            
2003            
2004 2 87        
2005            
2006            
2007 1 101        
2008            
2009            
2010            
2011            
2012            
PCT National Phase Entry (Direct and via Regional Office)
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998            
1999            
2000            
2001            
2002            
2003            
2004            
2005         1 89
2006         2 84
2007            
2008         8 80
2009         1 106
2010         2 103
2011         2 106
2012         1 118
Source: WIPO statistics database. Last updated : 03/2014
The statistics are based on data collected from IP offices or extracted from the PATSTAT database (for statistics by field of technology). 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 Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (OHIM) 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.
Contact information: Economics and Statistics Division, WIPO. Tel.: +41-22-338-91-11, email: Ipstats.mail@wipo.int.

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