Which Country Accepts the Most Trademark Applications?

Trademark Applications (Total), 2014 or latest
Telcos & Hi-Tech | February 22, 2018
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Based on a comparison of 136 countries in 2014, China ranked the highest in trademark applications with 2,104,534 followed by USA and India. On the other end of the scale was Comoros with 1.00, Equatorial Guinea with 7.00 and Guinea Bissau with 14.0.

Total trademark applications reached 4,886,846 in 2014 in the World according to World Bank. This is 5.69 % more than in the previous year and 44.5 % more than 10 years ago.

Historically, total trademark applications reached an all time high of 4,886,846 in 2014 and an all time low of 624,433 in 1981. The average annual growth amounted to 6.10 % since 1960.

The top ranked country, China, accounted for 43.1 % of trademark applications in the world. The top 3 countries hold a 54.6 % share while the ten largest countries some 71.5 % in 2014.

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

Trademark Applications (Total) Unit 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Argentina 89,629 83,683 88,428 77,494 60,170
Australia 59,370 56,404 59,459 61,509 63,367
Brazil 121,912 112,811 127,692 152,699 151,711
China 669,088 808,546 1,057,480 1,388,399 1,619,878
France 79,206 84,213 93,129 93,298 89,793
Germany 80,865 74,676 74,248 68,961 64,497
India 130,172 141,943 189,925 198,547 190,850
Iran 35,353 27,835 29,927 31,847 29,365
Japan 119,448 110,622 113,902 107,898 119,725
Mexico 84,287 81,937 94,457 100,281 105,825
Russia 57,165 49,189 56,856 59,341 62,694
South Korea 137,461 134,211 129,486 133,645 142,625
Turkey 74,685 71,466 85,466 117,754 111,699
USA 294,070 266,845 281,826 306,049 313,641
United Kingdom 35,705 34,253 36,484 39,467 42,848