Trademark application filings at the USPTO decreased in the first quarter of 2019  when compared with the same period in 2018. This appears to be the first such decline in approximately 10 years. This news is significant because trademark application filings are generally a very good indicator of the US economy as a whole.

  • First 3 months of 2019: 112,865 new applications filed
  • First 3 months of 2018: 118,068 new applications filed, note that when searched in April of 2018, this number was 113,068, suggesting that the decline is quite small, but a decline nonetheless
  • First 3 months of 2017: 107,561 new applications filed, note that when searched in April of 2017, this number was 102,146 which suggests the growth is even larger
  • First 3 months of 2016: 98,376 new applications filed, note that when searched in April of 2016, this number was 94,044 which suggests the growth is even larger
  • First 3 months of 2015: 91,153 new applications filed
  • First 3 months of 2014: 84,472 new applications filed
  • First 3 months of 2013: 80,591 new applications filed

Note: 2019 data retrieved via TESS search on USPTO.gov on April 8, 2019.

For more data from the USPTO, see the Trademarks Dashboard.

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