Economy > Companies > Trademark applications, direct nonresident: Group totals

DEFINITION: Trademark applications, direct nonresident. 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. Direct nonresident trademark applications are those filed by applicants from abroad directly at a given national IP office.


Emerging markets 262,887 2011
Non-religious countries 181,297 2011
Cold countries 178,505 2007
High income OECD countries 152,247 2011
Former Spanish colonies 142,694 2000
Group of 7 countries (G7) 83,967 2011
Europe 61,133 2011
NATO countries 58,787 2011
South and Central Asia 28,897 2004
European Union 26,351 2011
Eastern Europe 25,399 2011
Former Soviet republics 22,939 2011
Eurozone 16,703 2011
South Asia 14,813 2007
Potential Future EU Members 8,317 2011

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