India Ranked at what position as a filer of international trademark applications among the BRICS nations in 2014, registering an increase of 5.6 per cent, according to an annual review of international patent filings ?: 2nd (second) Position
Explanation: Nearly 215,000 applications were filed in 2014, a 4.5 per cent increase over the previous year and according to UN World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), China and the US together accounted for 87 per cent of the total growth in filings under WIPO's Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT). After this India (1,394) is the largest user of the PCT system among BRICS countries, followed by the Russian Federation (890), Brazil (581) and South Africa (297). International trademark applications filed under the WIPO - administered Madrid System grew to a record 47,885 in 2014, representing 2.3 per cent growth on 2013. Therefore, among the top origins, Australia (23.3 per cent) and the UK (19.3 per cent) saw double-digit growth in 2014, while France (9.9 per cent), China (5.5 per cent), Germany (4.8 per cent) and the Netherlands (4.2 per cent) saw declines. Telecoms giant Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. of China, with 3,442 published applications, overtook Panasonic Corp. of Japan as the largest applicant in 2014, while the US-based Qualcomm Inc. was the second largest applicant in 2014, with 2,409 published applications, and China's ZTE Corp. took third place with 2,179 applications.