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All time high number of trademark applications in the US

Last year saw a record level of American trademark filings, rising by 5.2% from 2015, according to the USPTO’s (United States Patent and Trademark Office) Performance and Accountability Report for fiscal year 2016. In addition, the number of trademark proceeding to registration rose by almost 10%. The 5.2% increase in trademark applications resulted in a total of 530,270 filings in 2016.