WIPO Hails 2008 As Record Year For Trademarks

Law360, New York (March 10, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The number of international trademark applications soared to record levels last year, but a slowdown is expected in 2009, according to a statement released by the World Intellectual Property Organization.

WIPO received a record 42,075 filings under the Madrid System in 2008, representing 5 percent growth, according to WIPO. Growth in filing activity was nearly 7 percent in the first six months of 2008, compared with 4 percent in the last six months, WIPO said. This pattern mirrors global economic conditions, with the recession dampening filings,...
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