Here are the recent USPTO filing statistics through the first half of 2013 (the first three quarters of the Fiscal Year used by the USPTO for budgeting and other purposes):

New trademark application filings at the USPTO:

  • First half of 2013: 159,812 new applications filed
  • First half of 2012: 163,219 new applications filed
  • First half of 2011: 157,235 new applications filed
  • Last half of 2012: 151,164 new applications filed
  • April – June of 2013: 81,009 new applications filed
  • April – June of 2012: 82,370 new applications filed
  • April – June of 2011: 80,310 new applications filed

[Note: All data retrieved via TESS search on USPTO.gov on July 11, 2013]

The USPTO’s projections (see TPAC materials from last week) show a projected increase in the filings for the Fiscal Year. Their numbers are based on the number of “Classes” filed – it is possible that there are less applications but more Classes.

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