Which Country Accepts the Most Trademark Applications?

Trademark Applications (Total), 2016 or latest
Telcos & Hi-Tech | December 12, 2018
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Based on a comparison of 133 countries in 2016, China ranked the highest in trademark applications with 2,104,409 followed by USA and India. On the other end of the scale was Gambia with 487, Malta with 602 and Suriname with 636.

Total trademark applications reached 3,153,770 in 2016 in the World according to World Bank. This is 3.42 % less than in the previous year and 4.57 % more than 10 years ago.

Historically, total trademark applications reached an all time high of 4,948,890 in 2014 and an all time low of 630,229 in 1981. The average annual growth amounted to 4.37 % since 1960.

The top ranked country, China, accounted for 69.0 % of trademark applications in the world. The top 3 countries hold a 91.6 % share while the ten largest countries some 122 % in 2016.

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

Trademark Applications (Total) Unit 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Argentina 88,428 77,494 60,170 55,295 58,486
Australia 58,913 60,613 62,759 61,729 64,651
Brazil 127,692 152,699 151,711 163,422 157,016
China 1,056,563 1,386,776 1,618,431 1,847,936 2,104,409 ... ...
France 93,141 93,041 89,869 89,414 90,958
Germany 74,229 68,741 64,592 64,496 70,880
India 189,926 198,547 190,851 202,818 223,754
Indonesia ... ... ... ... 47,794 53,196 62,455 60,983 46,452
Japan 113,175 107,017 119,265 116,139 124,617
Mexico 94,457 100,281 105,828 104,362 109,932
Russia 56,070 58,334 62,206 63,016 60,545
South Korea 128,672 132,506 141,838 157,139 160,309
Turkey 84,609 116,631 110,602 107,215 111,231
USA 281,461 305,209 313,324 323,338 342,573
United Kingdom 36,255 39,113 42,912 50,004 54,794