China, the US and Europe are amongst the most popular regions for filing trademarks outside of your own domestic region. The three regions have very different regimes, filing systems and challenges and all of those factors play a role in determining how long it might take to secure a successful registration.
The Trademark Application Delays ebook provides a region by region analysis of the time taken to complete registration in a number of countries. The explicit factors affecting that may include the system used in that particular office, opposed applications, missing deadlines, unpaid fees, and providing incomplete information. Our analysis relies on trademark application data received from trademark offices and not all offices consistently abide to conventions regarding the recording dates which can impact the accuracy of results.