Which Country Accepts the Most Trademark Applications?

Trademark Applications (Total), 2018 or latest
Telcos & Hi-Tech | December 31, 2020
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Based on a comparison of 141 countries in 2018, USA ranked the highest in trademark applications with 464,786 followed by India and Brazil. On the other end of the scale was Mauritania with 215, Burundi with 439 and Suriname with 546.

Total trademark applications reached 3,617,130 in 2018 in the World according to World Bank. This is 4.53 % less than in the previous year and 6.82 % more than 10 years ago.

Historically, total trademark applications reached an all time high of 4,960,705 in 2014 and an all time low of 630,229 in 1981. The average annual growth amounted to 4.48 % since 1960.

The top ranked country, USA, accounted for 13.4 % of trademark applications in the world. The top 3 countries hold a 28.7 % share while the ten largest countries some 56.1 % in 2018.

Data for more countries are available at Trademark Applications (Total) indicator page.

Trademark Applications (Total) Unit 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Argentina 60,170 55,295 58,486 66,278 71,058
Australia 62,759 61,730 64,652 70,760 72,325
Brazil 151,711 163,422 157,016 158,709 166,368
France 89,870 89,414 90,958 94,917 91,797
Germany 64,593 64,496 70,880 72,807 73,414
India 190,851 202,818 223,756 274,822 296,321
Indonesia ... ... ... 62,455 60,983 46,452 47,544 62,939
Iran 28,856 38,967 55,401 62,949 57,048
Japan 119,265 116,141 124,618 144,862 163,007
Mexico 105,828 104,362 109,932 120,443 128,919
Russia 62,208 63,018 60,547 58,631 65,860
South Korea 141,838 157,139 160,310 183,005 181,889
Turkey 110,602 107,215 111,232 109,577 108,336
USA 313,325 323,340 342,576 374,976 393,241
United Kingdom 42,913 50,005 54,794 57,891 67,053