The volume of trademark application filings at the USPTO continues to rise steadily. Filings in the first 3 months of 2016 are up at least 3% over the same time period from last year.
- First 3 months of 2016: 94,044 new applications filed
- First 3 months of 2015: 91,153 new applications filed (note that when searched in April of 2015, this number was 86,628 which suggested the growth is even larger)
- First 3 months of 2014: 84,472 new applications filed
- First 3 months of 2013: 80,591 new applications filed
- Last 3 months of 2014: 81,246 new applications filed
[Note: All data retrieved via TESS search on USPTO.gov on April 10, 2016]