China's qualified registered trademarks hit 16.8 million
Andrei Mincov's commentary on the original article
So China is no longer filing 5 million trademarks a year. They just had 3.6 million applications in the first half of 2018. That's a new trademark application every 5 seconds. Someone may have trademarked your brand in China between the time you started reading this comment and right now. Crazy!