Eurozone Compared by Economy > Trademark applications > International applications

DEFINITION: Trademark applications filed are applications to register a trademark with a national or regional Intellectual Property (IP) office. A trademark is a distinctive sign which identifies certain goods or services as those produced or provided by a specific person or enterprise. A trademark provides protection to the owner of the mark by ensuring the exclusive right to use it to identify goods or services, or to authorize another to use it in return for payment. The period of protection varies, but a trademark can be renewed indefinitely beyond the time limit on payment of additional fees. Madrid trademark applications are those received by the national or regional IP office as a result of an international application filed via the WIPO-administered Madrid System.".


1 Germany 6,962 2008
2 Italy 6,181 2008
3 France 6,044 2008
4 Spain 5,837 2008
5 Belgium 5,468 2008
6 Austria 5,216 2008
7 Portugal 3,774 2008
8 Slovakia 3,446 2008
9 Greece 3,397 2008
10 Slovenia 3,204 2008
11 Latvia 3,181 2008
12 Finland 2,858 2008
13 Estonia 2,852 2008
14 Ireland 2,493 2008
15 Cyprus 1,854 2008


Eurozone Compared by Economy > Trademark applications > International applications


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