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IPR-intensive industries significantly affect the EU economy

IPR-intensive industries generated 47% of total economic activity (GDP) in the EU, with a value of €6,376 billion. Trademark-intensive industries alone were responsible for 39% of EU GDP (€5,218 billion).

These figures and more can be found in the study published by the European Patent Office (EPO) and the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO).

The IPR-intensive industries also significantly contribute to employment. During 2017-2019, IPR-intensive industries directly generated 30% of all jobs in the EU. IPR-intensive industries also pay higher wages than other industries, with a premium of 41%. The value added per worker is also higher in IPR-intensive industries than elsewhere in the economy. This is the case especially in patent-intensive industries.

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Printable version Latest update 11.10.2022