In May 2021 the EUIPO presented “The economic impact of COVID-19 crisis on IPR-intensive industries” with data until December 2020, including indicators for all intellectual property rights (IPR), trade marks (TM) , designs (DES), patents (PT) and copyright (CR).
The Observatory will update IPR indicatorsquarterly to monitor the recovery phase during 2021 and beyond, for the European Union (EU) and four largest Member States.
In March 2021 all IPR indicators in the EU were below the level recorded in February 2020. The French trade mark and copyright indicators already reached their pre-crisis levels and the IPR French indicator is very close, as well as the Italian patent indicator.
The table below shows the difference between the IPR
indicators value in March 2021 and February 2020 with red numbers showing
indicators that are still below pre-crisis levels and green numbers indicating
cases where the indicator has reached or surpassed its pre-crisis level.
The research can be found on https://euipo.europa.eu/tunnel-web/secure/webdav/guest/document_library/observatory/documents/reports/2021_Economic_performance_IPR/March_2021_Economic_Performance_IPR_Study_FullR_en.pdf