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SMEs and Intellectual Property

European Union Intellectual Property Office ( EUIPO ) interviewed 9 thousand SMEs in the EU to find out how they use the intellectual property rights to support their economic activities.
Results of the study:
- 60% of the companies that own intellectual property rights confirm that protect them has had a positive impact on their business;
- The most frequently used measures of protection by SMEs are Internet domain names and the confidentiality (trade secret) ;
- About a third of the owners of intellectual property rights claims to have suffered violations of their IP rights© Jun 14 2016

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