The TIPO accepted 20,326 trademark applications in Q2 2015, an increase of approximately 3% compared to the same period last year.  Among the foreign applicants, the mainland China ranked first with 1,088 applications (increased by 17.49%), followed by the U.S. (994 applications, increased by10.44%), Japan (806 applications, decreased by 9.34%), South Korea (412 applications, increased by 62.85%) and Hong Kong (327 applications, increased by 27.73%).