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June 7, 2021

EUIPO Study Reveals Impact Of Covid On IP-Intensive Industries

The EU Intellectual Property Organisation (EUIPO) has published the results of a study into the economic impact of the Covid-19 crisis on intellectual property-intensive industries.

The study focused on industries that use intellectual property rights (IPRs) including patents, trade marks, designs and copyrights intensively.

The analysis is based on the Short-Term Business Statistics (STS) from Eurostat and previous research carried out jointly by the EUIPO and the European Patent Office (EPO).

The study shows that, although IP-intensive industries have suffered the consequences of the lockdowns in the EU more than the rest of the economy, they also show a higher resilience to economic downturns, and could thus be expected to make a quicker recovery, as was the case after the 2009 economic downturn.

You can read the full results of the study here.

To discuss how your business has been impacted by Covid-19 and how we could help with regard to your IP rights, please contact Fiona McKenzie, Business Development and Marketing Manager.

Fiona McKenzie

Business Development & Marketing Manager

T. 0141 375 7575 / E.

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