In 2017, 5.748 million trademark applications were filed in China, an increase of 55.7% over the previous year, making the new highs in both the filing amount and the growth rate.
By the end of 2017, China had had 27.842 million accumulated trademark applications, 17.301 million accumulated registered trademarks, 14. 92 million effective registered trademarks, ranking first in the world for 17 consecutive years.
Chinese brand influence has also increased around the world simultaneously. The 2017 World’s Top 500 Brands published by World Brands Laboratory includes 37 brands from China, an increase of 150% over 2013. Last year, China applicants filed 4,810 Madrid international trademark registration applications, an increase of 59.6% over the previous year, ranking third among the member states.