TOKYO (Kyodo) -- China was related to 69.4 percent of cases of trademark violations on the manufacture, sales and distribution of Japanese companies' products in fiscal 2007, according to a survey released Tuesday by the Japan Patent Office.
China remained the largest violator of trademark for Japanese companies following the 71.0 percent logged in fiscal 2006, the office said.
The survey covered 8,000 Japanese companies with registered trademarks and received answers from 3,650 companies.
Among countries and areas which committed such violations, China was followed by Japan with 51.1 percent, Taiwan with 30.1 percent and South Korea with 27.5 percent.
The survey showed 876 companies said they suffered violations, rising for the third straight year.