Research and analysis

3D printing and intellectual property futures

The research builds on previous IPO research on 3D printing. This is in response to calls from industry to monitor developments around this disruptive technology.



The Intellectual Property Office (IPO) is publishing a research report on 3D Printing and IP Futures. This report, authored by a multi-disciplinary team working out of Queensland University of Technology, Australia.

They looked at the current and future relationship between 3D printing and IP in six countries China, France, India, Russia, Singapore and the UK. The report aims to build a rich picture of this issue, comprising both developed and emerging economies.

Published 21 November 2018