Archive: 26 Sep 2019

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Industries that use intellectual property rights generate 45% of GDP in the EU

Industries that make intensive use of intellectual property rights (IPRs) such as patents, trademarks, industrial designs and copyright generate 45% of GDP (EUR 6.6 trillion) in the EU annually. They also account for 63 million jobs (29% of all jobs). A further 21 million people are employed in sectors that supply these industries with goods […]