Trademark applications to exceed 1.88 million in China for 2013

According to statistics of the trademark department under the State Administration for Industry and Commerce of China, the trademark application received at the end of 2013 aggregated to 13,241,337 with 1,881,546 newly filed last year, up 14.15% on a year-on-year basis.

Since 2010, the nation has gained considerable momentum with filing of trademark applications with 1.072 million in 2010, 1.417 million in 2011, 1.648 million in 2012 and 1.882 million in 2013, being the highest ever recorded.

 By the end of 2013, the aggregate trademark registrations in China have accrued to 8,652,358, increasing from 7.656 million in 2012, meanwhile registered trademarks in force have amounted to 7,237,894, up from 6.4 million.

 Statistics also show that applications for opposition of trademark in 2013 reached 34,667, declining by 4.58% compared with that in 2012.

After facing an increasing demand for trademark protection, the SAIC has exerted efforts in improving service level by creating new service tools including, an electronic platform which allows local and foreign filers to make inquiries and submit applications online.

Meanwhile, the authority has taken a series of measures to improve the quality and efficiency of trademark examination processes. In 2013 alone, the trademark department reviewed as many as 1.425 million marks, up 16.09%.

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