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India Ranks 5th In Trademark Filing: A Brief Performance Analysis Of The Reason Behind It

India Ranks 5th In Trademark Filing: A Brief Performance Analysis Of The Reason Behind It

The Department of Promotion of Industry and International Trade (DPIIT) declared on Tuesday the good news that India has climbed the rank ladder to the 5th position globally. DPIIT also confirmed that India is the 7th highest country to file for patents annually.

The 8th International Conference on Intellectual Property Rights was attended last week by R.A. Mashelkar, a former director general of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Masanori Kastura, deputy commissioner of the Japan Patent Office and Daren Tang, chairman of the jury for CII Industrial IP awards for the year 2022.

Sumita Dawra, Special Secretary of DPIIT, declared the news, while speaking at the conference. This conference has been a part of the programme for twenty-three organisations for their outstanding IP portfolios of patents, designs and trademarks.

Filing for trademark registration has shown a remarkable performance through its 5 IPO offices. We have analysed their performance in the past 15 years through this chart below:


The graph shows the number of trademarks filed with each IPO office in these 15 years and processed. We have created an analysis based on the five classes in each of the five IPO offices in India, which shows that Mumbai shows the highest rate of successful registrations, whereas Delhi shows the least. It is important to note that Delhi receives the highest number of trademark applications, making it a neck-to-neck competition for each applicant.

Though there are 45 classes of trademark, only 5 classes have drawn the maximum share of trademark filing in India; they are –

80% of the trademarks are filed under these 5 classes, which cover the industries

Class 41Education and entertainment services.
Class 5Pharmaceutical and veterinary preparations, dietic food, sanitary preparations for medical use, and substances adapted for medical or veterinary use. The class extends to food for babies, dietary supplements for people and animals, plasters, materials for dressings, materials for stopping teeth, dental wax, disinfectants, preparations for destroying vermin, fungicides, herbicides, etc.
Class 9Various ranges of trademarks for nautical, scientific, surveying, optical, photographic, cinematographic, weighing, signaling and measuring devices.
Class 25Clothing, footwear, and headgear.
Class 35Anything related to the service sector. This generally covers most of the trending industries in India.


The international relationships between India and Japan have experienced a significant expansion due to the initiative taken by the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Kumar Modi and the former Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe to develop a ‘Special Strategic and Global Partnership’.

While discussing the increase in a patent filing in India, let’s have a glance at the trend of patent filing in the past eight years:

In his closing remarks, Ashish Mohan, Executive Director of the CII, stated that the organisation was dedicated to institutionalising and establishing intellectual property (IP) as a movement in India, allowing India Inc. to capitalise on and leverage its increasing innovation potential.

A series of engaging discussions on a range of subjects, including the necessity of exchanging best practices and IPR to combat the adverse effects of climate change and create a world free from pollution, the impact of AI technologies on IP protection laws and rules, and more, were held throughout the two-day digital conference, which featured in-demand speakers from business, government, and academia from India and Japan.

More than 400 people from different countries participated in the conference.



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