A new study by academics at George Washington University has benchmarked the most common innovation proxies, and concluded that the size of a company’s trademark portfolio is a more consistent indicator of innovation than patent count or R&D expenditure. The result adds to the evidence that trademarks hold value beyond simple exclusivity and recognition, with one of the academics telling World Trademark Review that it may indicate that these rights “are actually undervalued”.

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RE: Groundbreaking study suggests trademark count, rather than patent count, is a better predictor of innovation

that is true.... e.g. every new consumer good needs a (good) trademark...

"The fundamental impulse that sets and keeps the capitalist engine in motion comes from the new consumers' goods..." (Schumpeter, J. A., “Kapitalismus, Sozialismus und Demokratie”, 1942]

Erich Auer, IVO-KERMARTIN GMBH on 13 Jul 2017 @ 19:46

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