According to an interview with the Director General of the National Intellectual Property Office SIPA, the number of invention patents owned by Mainland China (excluding Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan) at the end of 2018 increased by 18.1% to 16.2 million. The number of invention patents held per 10,000 people was 11.5. The number of domestic trademark registrations increased by 32.8% to 18 mill. cases. 

Japan JST China news, January 7, 2018