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FRIDAY, 16 JUNE 2017
Top ten trade mark representatives in Switzerland, by number of new national applications

The table above shows the ten trade mark representatives that filed the most new national applications in 2016?in Switzerland, and the percentage change in new applications filed from 2015?to 2016?(last column). Note that for a methodological reason, the number of applications for 2016 is comparatively underreported, so the decline of applications for most firms in the top ten is potentially an artifact of the reporting. The relative standing is correct, however.

All the more impressive that E. Blum & Co?not only defends its top spot - which it has held for ten years now - but manages to increase the number of its applications. The other two firms in the top three remain unchanged compared to 2015 (I did not do a post in 2016). Wild Schnyder makes the biggest gain, from number 10 in 2015 to number 5 in 2017. This may have something to do with Barbara K. M?ller joining the firm in 2015. Just outside the top ten are Katzarov SA and Troller Hitz Troller.

As always, this ranking is based on quantity alone. Quantity does not mean quality. Draw your own conclusions. If you believe the numbers are wrong or I missed your firm, send me an email.?

The data is from?Swissreg, advanced search, the name of the firm selected as "representative", appropriate date range, only "new registration" was selected as "reasons for publication", all the options were selected for "status".?

Search carried out on?16 June 2017. If you believe your firm should be featured, please send me an email.?

Disclaimer:?I work for a?law firm?that also prosecutes trade marks. We are not among the top ten filers, so I don't think the fact that I am working for a competitor of the listed firms influenced the results in any way.

Posted by: Mark Schweizer @ 13.24
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