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.