The China Trademark Office and China Trademark Review and Adjudication Board have published the Annual Development Report on China’s Trademark Strategy 2012.
Both Chinese and English versions are downloadable from their websites, http://www.ctmo.gov.cn/ and http://sbj.saic.gov.cn/
The report contains detailed trademark statistics and 14 chapters. Important figures include that in 2012, 1.6 million trademark applications were accepted, 16.3 percent more than the previous year; 1.2 million trademark applications were examined,1.8 percent up; 73,000 opposition cases were decided, 28.7 percent ahead of 2011; and 52,500 trademark review cases were handled, a jump of 50 percent.
By the end of 2012, cumulative trademark applications in China reached 11.3 million. There were 7.6 million trademark registrations of which 6.4 million remain valid.
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