The TIPO received 78,523 trademark applications in 2015, an increase of 3.4% compared to last year and is the highest over the years.  The total number of trademark applications filed by foreign applicants is 21,167, an increase of 1,451 cases (+7.4%) compared to last year.  Mainland China ranked first with 3,919 applications, followed by the U.S. with 3,835 applications, Japan with 3,484 applications, Hong Kong with 1,358 applications and South Korea with 1,293 applications.