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According to the gazette the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) issued in Geneva, Switzerland on April 4, WIPO received 10% more international trademarks registration applications in 2010. China logged the second largest growth in 42% and filed the 8th largest number of international applications.
The total 39,678 international registrations in 2010 backed the 12.8% hike. The top three sprinters were Republic of Korea (42.2%), China (42%) and Japan (20%+).
Members of the European Union contributed to over half of the global filings with 22,403 in 2010. Germany paced all countries with 5,006 or 12.6% of the world total. China chipped in 1,928 or 4.9%.