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Information about Anti-Counterfeiting in China

Statistics

The statistics related to Intellectual Property Rights in China are shown hereunder.

Transition in Number of Applications/Registrations of Trademark
Transition in Number of Applications/Registrations of Patents
Copyright Registrations
Transition in Number of Lawsuits related to Intellectual Property Rights by Types
Transition in Number of Civil Procedures related to Intellectual Property Rights by Types
The Chart of Main Production Bases and Circulation Areas of Counterfeits in China

Transition in Number of Applications/Registrations of Trademark

Transition in Number of Applications/Registrations of Patents

While both domestic numbers of applications/registrations and foreign numbers have been expanding, there is a distinctive feature, that is, applications by domestic enterprises for utility models and designs occupy relatively larger share, but the share of patents in those by foreign enterprises is overwhelming.

* "D" means Domestic (China) and "F" means Foreign countries.

* "D" means Domestic (China) and "F" means Foreign countries.

Copyright Registrations

* As for those items whose registrations exceeded 10,000 per annum, the above table shows 10,000 only due to limitation of space available.

Transition in Number of Lawsuits related to Intellectual Property Rights by Types

Transition in Number of Civil Procedures related to Intellectual Property Rights by Types

The share of civil procedures related copyrights is the largest, and it is a distinctive feature that those individuals holding copyrights act as plaintiff.

In comparison with the total numbers of Intellectual Property Litigations related to Patent for Invention, Utility Model and Design in Japan, USA and China, it can be noticed that both the total case numbers and the increase rate in China are the highest among these three countries.

(Reference)[Japan Patent Office Annual Report 2013]

The Chart of Main Production Bases and Circulation Areas of Counterfeits in China