The TIPO accepted 20,302 trademark applications in Q3 2015, an increase of approximately 3.7% from the same period last year.  Among the foreign applicants, China ranked first with 1,055 applications (increased by 17.8%), followed by the U.S. (1,032 applications, decreased by 0.6%), Japan (866 applications, decreased by 3.8%), Hong Kong (393 applications, increased by 0%) and Germany (356 applications, increased by 74.5%).