World Intellectual Property Organization

Statistical Country Profiles

Saint Kitts and Nevis

Population (Million): 0.05 (2012) (Rank = 190)

Gross Domestic Product (Billion US$)(Constant 2005 US$ (PPP)): 0.83 (2012) (Rank = 164)

IP Filings (Resident + Abroad, Including Regional) and Economy
Year Patent Trademark Industrial Design GDP (Constant 2005 US$)
1998       0.61
1999       0.64
2000       0.64
2001       0.67
2002       0.68
2003       0.67
2004       0.70
2005       0.77
2006       0.82
2007       0.84
2008       0.88
2009       0.83
2010       0.83
2011       0.84
2012       0.83
Patent Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998            
1999         4 73
2000         4 76
2001         2 86
2002         1 99
2003         11 97
2004            
2005            
2006         1 125
2007            
2008         21 89
2009         2 127
2010         9 106
2011            
2012         23 99
Patent Applications by Top Fields of Technology (1998 - 2012)
Field of Technology Share
Computer technology 17.97
Audio-visual technology 10.16
Medical technology 8.33
Civil engineering 7.03
Pharmaceuticals 5.99
Electrical machinery, apparatus, energy 5.73
Mechanical elements 4.69
Digital communication 4.17
Basic communication processes 3.39
Semiconductors 3.39
Others 29.15
Patent Grants
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998            
1999            
2000            
2001            
2002         9 50
2003         3 98
2004         4 79
2005         1 94
2006            
2007         3 96
2008         3 103
2009            
2010         11 87
2011         2 110
2012         4 103
Utility Model Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998            
1999            
2000            
2001            
2002         2 55
2003            
2004            
2005         1 60
2006         2 50
2007            
2008            
2009            
2010            
2011            
2012            
Trademark Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998            
1999            
2000         1 108
2001            
2002         31 101
2003         86 104
2004         6 129
2005         16 118
2006         44 128
2007         107 111
2008         92 115
2009         123 107
2010         206 111
2011         78 140
2012         70 145
Trademark Registrations
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998            
1999            
2000            
2001         1 95
2002            
2003         8 135
2004         20 98
2005         1 133
2006         130 105
2007         18 127
2008         51 123
2009         172 102
2010         133 113
2011         96 122
2012         78 125
Industrial Design Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998            
1999            
2000            
2001            
2002            
2003         19 64
2004         52 59
2005            
2006            
2007            
2008         8 89
2009            
2010            
2011            
2012            
Industrial Design Registrations
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998            
1999            
2000            
2001            
2002            
2003            
2004         76 54
2005            
2006         2 85
2007            
2008            
2009         1 101
2010            
2011            
2012            
International Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties
Year PCT System Rank Madrid System Rank Hague System Rank
1998 1 76        
1999 1 74        
2000 1 84        
2001 1 83        
2002            
2003            
2004            
2005 1 97 1 82    
2006 1 101 2 76    
2007 3 86        
2008 1 105        
2009 2 92        
2010 2 95        
2011 1 110        
2012 1 108        
PCT Top Applicants (Publication Year = 2012)
Applicant Publication Rank
AKOONA LLC 1 12086
TACOMA PROPERTIES LLC 1 12086
PCT National Phase Entry (Direct and via Regional Office)
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
1998            
1999         4 59
2000         4 60
2001         2 70
2002         1 82
2003         1 84
2004            
2005            
2006            
2007            
2008         18 73
2009         2 98
2010         7 90
2011            
2012         14 75
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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