The General Office of the State Administration for Industry & Commerce of China (SAIC) recently gave an update of trademark applications of the first quarter (Q1) of 2017.

Brand awareness of market entities was improved and trademark registrations increased. In Q1, national trademark applications were 837,000, an increase of 13.9%. Registrations reached 636,000, up 35.2%. As of the end of March, national valid registrations recorded 12,937,000.