The 10 most valuable trademarks in the world


According to Forbes, the ten most valuable trademarks in the world are:

The Trademark: Google

Trademark value: $44.3 billion

Company market capitalization (number of shares times share price): $164 billion

Still the most popular search engine, Google, with its mobile operating system Android, has now surpassed Blackberry and Apple’s systems in terms of market share.

Microsoft

Trademark value: $42.8 billion

Market cap: $204 billion

The number one software company in the world, Microsoft has been diversifying its product lines to include video game consoles, consumer electronics and digital services.

Walmart

Trademark value: $36.2 billion

Market cap: $184 billion

The world’s largest retailer in the world now has over 2 million employees and nearly 9,000 stores.

IBM

Trademark value: $36.2 billion

Market cap: $199 billion

Holds more patents than any other technology company and has been acquiring software manufactures in a variety of fields to diversify its hardware-heavy portfolio.

Vodafone

Trademark value: $30.7 billion

Market cap: $138 billion

Operates one of the largest mobile telecommunication networks in the world, with over 340 million customers in more than 20 countries.

Bank of America

Trademark value: $30.6 billion

Market cap: $109 billion

Despite its rough ride through the latest financial crisis, BofA still has one of the country’s most extensive branch networks with some 6,000 locations in the U.S and another 300 offices abroad.

GE

Trademark value: $30.5 billion

Market cap: $197 billion

There are few industries this uber-conglomerate doesn’t touch—from health care to aerospace to household appliances.

Apple

Trademark value: $29.5 billion

Market cap: $307 billion

Even signal-strength problems couldn’t derail sales for Apple’s iPhone 4.

Wells Fargo

Trademark value: $28.9 billion

Market cap: $143 billion

On an acquisition tear to the top of the banking heap.

AT&T

Trademark value: $28.9 billion

Market cap: $182 billion

Largest provider of local and long distance telephone services in the U.S., with about 95 million subscribers.

For the full article please click here: http://www.forbes.com/sites/seanstonefield/2011/06/15/the-10-most-valuable-trademarks/7/

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