According to USPTO records from the T.E.S.S. database, the USPTO received 458,103 new trademark applications in 2018*. This is a record for the number of US applications filed in a year, and represents a large jump of approximately 4% over 2017’s number. 2017 had been the previous record number of applications.

However, it appears that filing numbers decreased over the last few months of 2018 when compared with the comparable period in 2017; perhaps due to the recent stock market volatility.

2018 also appears to have been a record year for the number of registrations issued: 273,080. As of this writing, there are 2,465,735 “live” USPTO trademark registration records in the TESS database.

In 2017, the USPTO saw approximately 450,000 new applications (in January 2018, my search found 440,768 by that number has likely increased due to some foreign filings and divided applications).

In 2016, the USPTO saw approximately 389,000 new applications (in January 2017, my search found 399,620 but the number has likely increased due to some foreign filings and divided applications).

In 2015, the USPTO saw approximately 378,000 new applications (in January 2016, my search found 370,271 but the number has likely increased due to some foreign filings and divided applications).

In 2014, the USPTO saw approximately 345,000 new applications (In January 2015, my search found 336,239 but the number showing 2014 filing date has likely increased due to some foreign filings and divided applications).

With the rate of growth in application filings and registrations issued, the USPTO trademark register indicates continued and steady growth in the U.S. economy.

* Data from TESS search on January 4, 2019


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