WIPO: 2019 Madrid System Yearbook Data Summary

July 11, 2019

The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) had recently published the "2019 Madrid System Yearbook" (English version).


According to the yearbook, in 2018, the Madrid System for the International Registration of Marks had hit a new record with the annual total application volume exceeding 60,000, a year-on-year increase of 6.4%, after 9 years of consecutive growth. As of December 31, 2018, the Madrid System had 103 members covering 119 countries or regions.


In 2018, the US ranked first in the number of Madrid applications (8825) for the fifth consecutive year, Germany (7495) and China (6900) ranked second and third.


In 2018, the number of Madrid applications filed by foreign applicants in China was 24,289, second only to the European Union (25030), and the third was the US (22,827).


In 2018, China Madrid applications are found with the most extensive reach geographically, with a total of 59,624 designated countries, followed by the US (57,878) and Germany (463,45). And the average number of designation countries of each China application is 12, about twice that of the US and Germany.


(Source: WIPO website)