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Kings of Europe: why do the 'big four' dominate IP?

Max Walters, London


As France, Germany, the Netherlands and the UK are generally considered Europe’s IP ‘powerhouses’, Managing IP asks why and considers whether similar-sized jurisdictions can compete

IP Big 4Take a glance at the annual patent and trademark filing statistics in Europe and the same names appear. 

France, Germany, the Netherlands, and the UK (alongside major markets like the US, Japan and China) regularly dominate the top 10. ...


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