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Chinese companies are working hard to overcome the copycat stigma

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Out of 70 trademark offices worldwide, China’s received the most trademark applications in 2016, with 3.7 million, up 29% from 2015.

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Countries that received most trademark applications in 2016

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Some of the applications are from American and European companies wanting to protect their brands in China.

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But it also reflects Chinese companies working to overcome the stigma of being copycats. They’re investing in R&D and making original products.

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The Chinese companies with the biggest number of applications were in the internet, technology, and media sector, including Tencent, Alibaba, and Baidu.

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