Beijing: Record trademark filings

Beijing: Record trademark filings


The national trademark authority received 2.3 million trademark applications last year, a 21.5 percent increase from 2013, according to a report by the State Administration for Industry and Commerce. The number surpassed the 2-million benchmark for the first time and topped the world rankings for the 13th consecutive year. More than 60 percent of the applications were filed online. China had 8.39 million valid trademarks by the end of 2014.

(Source: China intellectual property news)

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