Contribution of trademarks to innovation ‘on the rise’, but to what degree remains up for debate

The annual Global Innovation Index report, which launched in 2007, claims to reveal which global economies are ‘the world’s top innovators’. Reflecting on this year’s edition, one of the co-authors notes that the data demonstrates that domestic producers “increasingly rely” on brands and trademarks. However, there are some caveats related to the trademark-related metrics.

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