Copyright and the EU Economy

Did you know that 4.2% of EU GDP is generated by copyright intensive industries (nearly €510 million annually), and that copyright intensive industries employ 3.2% of Europe’s workers (7.05 million people)?

 This has been revealed in a study “Intellectual Property Rights intensive industries: contribution to economic performance and employment in Europe”, carried out jointly by the European Patent Office (EPO) and the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (OHIM), and presented yesterday by Commissioner for the Internal Market and Services Michel Barnier.  – Link to the study –