According to the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), 2007 was a record year for international trademark filings. According to the organization, 39,945 international trademark applications were filed in 2007.
Applicants from Germany, for the 15th consecutive year, led the list of top filers, followed by users in France, the United States of America (USA) and the European Community (EC). China remained the most designated country in international trademark applications reflecting increasing levels of trading activity by foreign companies in China.
Filings from U.S.-based applicants increased by 18.8% (9.4% of all filings) – making the U.S. the third top filer of WIPO applications in 2007.
Top country filers were: