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Madrid filings fell in 2023

There were 64,200 international trade mark applications filed under the Madrid System in 2023, 7% fewer than in 2022, according to figures published by WIPO this month.

Applications dropped significantly from Germany (down 14%), Australia (-13.9%), Switzerland (-12.4%) and the US (-11.8%). But filings from China grew by 7.7% and those from the Republic of Korea by 2.9%.

Despite the fall in the number of applications, the US was still the number one origin of filing, with 10,987. It was followed by Germany, China, France and the UK.

The top applicant was once again L’Oréal with 199 applications, followed by BMW (which moved up 33 places and had 124 applications), Euro Games Technology, Boehringer Ingelheim and Novartis. The highest-placed Asian filer was Shiseido Company, which was seventh, and the highest US company was Apple (10th).

Class 9 was the most popular class, accounting for 11% of applications, followed by class 35 (8.8%) and class 42 (8.1%).

WIPO has also published data on the PCT and Hague systems in 2023. Read more on WIPO’s website here.

Photo shows WIPO headquarters in Geneva

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