Economy > Companies > Trademark applications, total: Group totals

DEFINITION: Trademark applications, total. 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.


Emerging markets 2.4 million 2011
Cold countries 2.22 million 2011
Non-religious countries 1.92 million 2011
High income OECD countries 1.2 million 2011
Europe 779,613 2011
Group of 7 countries (G7) 706,786 2011
NATO countries 616,181 2011
European Union 461,468 2011
Eurozone 338,576 2011
Former Spanish colonies 337,624 2007
Eastern Europe 208,347 2011
South and Central Asia 173,156 2007
South Asia 167,047 2009
Former Soviet republics 153,815 2011
Potential Future EU Members 145,427 2011

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