This booklet contains facts and figures which describe the intellectual property landscape and provides information on:
- trade marks
- 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. Amazing.