Global Number of Trademark Applications

Global Number of Trademark Applications

Proof Point

Global trademark applications increased from 5.2 million in 2006 to 8.5 million in 2015, an annual growth of 5.5%

Global Number of Trademark Applications

2006 – 2015 (millions)

Proof Point Findings

  • Trademarks – Sign, design or expression identifying products and services owned by individual, business organization, or legal entity
  • Stable Trademark Applications Growth – Increased 5.5% annually between 2006 and 2015, from 5.2 million to 8.5 million
  • Most Active Filing Offices – China, U.S., European Union, Japan and India filing offices received most number of applications in 2015, with double digit growth from previous year seen in Japan, China and India
  • Key Drivers – Include growing number of players across industries, continuous diversification of products and services that need branding, and intensifying competition to capture customer attention

Market Disruption




Date Last Updated

June 1, 2017

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