Intellectual property at the origin of 82 million jobs in the European Union

Indice mondial de l'innovation 2022
Ip world
Publié le 20 December 2022

The European Patent Office (EPO) and the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) have studied the impact of intellectual property on the development of jobs in the European Union. It shows that intellectual property is responsible for nearly 30% of jobs in the EU over the period 2017 to 2019.


In other words, the areas of activity that use intellectual property rights, and especially patents, trademarks and designs, directly or indirectly, employ over the period more than 80 million people within the EU.


Intellectual property-intensive industries generated €6.4 trillion over the same period, which represents around 47% of EU GDP.

These are also the same industries that trade the most internationally.


They represent more than 75% of intra-European Union trade, approximately 80% of imports and 80% of exports from the European Union.


The salaries offered by these companies are generally higher than in other economic fields (+40% approximately).


Finally, these IP-intensive industries are on the rise in climate technologies, sustainability and “green” brands.


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