UK industry is investing more than £70 billion a year in intangible assets covered by intellectual property rights, the national agency responsible for regulating patents and copyright has said.
In its booklet Fast Facts 2017, the Intellectual Property Office—the government agency formerly known as the Patent Office—reveals a steady growth in industry investment in IP rights. Companies spent £70bn on assets protected by IPR agreements in 2014, compared with £47 billion in 2000.
The booklet contains facts and figures which describe the intellectual property landscape and provides information on:
- trade marks
- the IPO
Further information including a printable version of the Fast facts 2017 can be found here.