There were 19,574 trademark applications filed with TIPO in Q3 2014, an increase of 1.40% from the same quarter last year.  Among the foreign applicants, Americans ranked first with 1,038 applications (+15.21%), followed by Japanese (900 applications, -5.56%), mainland Chinese (896 applications, +8.87%), Hong Kong (393 applications, +32.32%) and South Korea (230 applications, +31.43%).