In 2012, China published 924,414 trademarks, the most of any nation in the world.

China: IP protection more needed than ever

Between 2006 and 2012 over 5 million trademarks were published in China, a 76 percent increase in a six-year period. "Multinational firms are learning that in order to seize rampant growth opportunity in China, they must deal with the country's complex intellectual property landscape". This is the idea behind Thomson Reuters CompuMark's new whitepaper. The american provider of trademark searching and brand protection solutions, released "Best Practices for Brand Expansion in China: How to Navigate a Unique Intellectual Property Landscape" to outline some best practices for companies to file and protect trademarks in China.