Since China’s WTO accession, trademark litigation has boomed along with nearly other IPR-related statistics. From 2002 to 2011, all levels of court accept the trademark civil disputes over 45,706 cases, with an average annual growth rate reached 39.8%. Litigation involving trademark validity at the Beijing No. 1 Intermediate Court grew even quicker from 2007 to 2011, to 5383 cases, and the annual average growth rate reached 57.2%. Trademark criminal cases numbered 8194 during this period, with an average annual growth rate of 27.9%. In sum, administrative validity cases have grown the quickest by far – due in part to the rapid growth in TM filings. Administrative cases were followed by civil cases and then criminal cases, and all of them showed double digit growth. (Source: www.bipi.org).