Global Trademark Filing Trends

July 22, 2014 National Law Review article summarizes a 2013 report that provides an overview of trademark activity in 186 countries.  The report notes an increase in international trademark filings, especially in China, India, Mexico and Taiwan. "The statistics may also highlight a growing awareness of the toll counterfeiting inflicts on the bottom line. Timely registration of key marks in developing markets is an important first step in stemming the flow of counterfeit products manufactured abroad."