Latest statistics from the State Administration for Industry and Commerce (SAIC) show that China handled 3.691 million trademark applications in 2016, remaining world's largest for 15 consecutive years.
Thanks to the implement of the reform for trademark registration, trademark registrations increased by 28.4% in 2016, compared with 26.9% in 2015.
As of the end of 2016, valid trademark registrations amounted to 12.376 million.
It is worth mentioning that 2016 witnessed fast growth of trademark pledge registrations. In 2016, China handled 1,410 trademark registrations (up 20%), helping the enterprises financing 64.99 billion yuan, up 90%.