The UK IPO issued its Facts and Figures 2019 report on 27 May 2020.

The report found that UK trade mark applications increased by 12.9% between 2018 and 2019 (107,527 marks filed in 2019) and there was an increase of 16.7% in the number of trade marks registering in 2019 (95,162 marks registering). 

With regard to UK designs, following a massive growth of 304% between 2015 and 2018 (likely due to the reduction in filing fees in 2015), designs applications decreased by 2.4% between 2018 and 2019 (25,545 design applications in 2019).

It will be interesting to see whether the impending end of the transitional period will result in more UK applications being filed in 2020.

In the meantime, if you require any trade mark or design assistance, do get in touch.