Study highlights economic benefits of owning intellectual property rights – especially for small businesses

A new study released by the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) and the European Patent Office (EPO) shows that companies which own at least one patent, registered design or trade mark generate on average 20 % higher revenues per employee than companies which do not own any of those intellectual property rights (IPRs). Moreover, Read more about Study highlights economic benefits of owning intellectual property rights – especially for small businesses[…]

New study shows intellectual property is good for the European economy, balance of trade and job creation

The European Patent Office (EPO) and the EU Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) today published their second EU-wide study of the impact of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) on the European economy in terms of GDP, employment, wages and trade. The study finds that more than 42% of total economic activity in the EU (some €5.7 trillion Read more about New study shows intellectual property is good for the European economy, balance of trade and job creation[…]

Almost 90 000 EU trade mark applications received from Member States in 2015

89 420 applications for trade mark protection were received in 2015 by the EU Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) from the Member States of the European Union (EU), a number about 4 times higher that of the mid-1990s. Over recent years, the number of EU trade mark (TM) applications originating from EU Member States has constantly Read more about Almost 90 000 EU trade mark applications received from Member States in 2015[…]