IP Outreach Research > IP Use and Awareness
|Title:||Sondage IFOP pour l'INPI|
Institut National de la Propriété Industrielle
|Subject/Type:||IP Knowledge, IP Protection|
|Focus:||Economic / Financial Impact, Patents|
|Objective:||To find out about business managers' opinions regarding patents, intellectual property and the INPI.|
|Sample:||506 business managers with 10+ employees|
21% of industrial businesses have applied for a patent. 47% could imagine doing so. Overall, 89% of business managers regard patents as useful to encourage innovation. Two in three respondents believe that patents protect their enterprise and its activity, and 54% consider them useful to encourage innovation within their business.
Half the respondents agree that patents help their business develop and grow; those who have applied for a patent judge its utility higher. 11% of businesses surveyed affirm that they have experienced intellectual/industrial property related problems.
The Institut National de la Propriété Industrielle (INPI) is well known: 83% of respondents know that it delivers patents, 76% know its services, and 70% are aware of its role in combating counterfeiting.
Business managers point out that new counterfeit products have appeared: medicines, electronic devices, and auto parts. Still, the fashion and luxury industries are most affected by fakes (apparel, jewellery, leather products).
[Date Added: Nov 20, 2008 ]