In 2012, there were 315, 388 applications for trademark registration filed with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office according to the TESS online database records. In 2013, that number increased to 319,347 – a gain of just more than one percent. Of course, the slight increase is better than a decline, and is a reflection of a US economy that is growing and businesses are continuing to invest in protecting their intellectual property.
The number of registrations issued in 2013 grew more, by 3.5 percent:
Registrations issued in 2012: 187,527
Registrations issued in 2013: 194,274
[Note – data retrieved from USPTO.gov on 01/08/2014]