Official Statistics

Intellectual property fast facts 2015

The IPO Strategic Communications team today launched the fast facts 2015 booklet.

Documents

Fast facts 2015

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Fast facts 2015

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Detail

The booklet contains facts and figures which describe the intellectual property landscape and provides information on:

  • patents
  • trade marks
  • designs
  • copyright
  • enforcement
  • the IPO

The UK’s total annual investment in intellectual property rights (patents, designs, trade marks, copyright) is vast, over 4% of our Gross domestic product. In 2011, UK firms invested an estimated £126.8 billion in knowledge assets, compared to £88 billion in tangible assets such as buildings or machinery.

The booklet is a companion that can be used in briefings, speeches, discussions with stakeholders or statements to the media and general public.