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UK Design as a Global Industry : International Trade and Intellectual Property

Thompson, Spencer, Sissons, Andrew, & Montgomery, Lucy (2012) UK Design as a Global Industry : International Trade and Intellectual Property. Intellectual Property Office, London.

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Abstract

The importance of design to the UK economy is widely recognised. It is one of the key pillars of the knowledge economy, it plays an important role in the innovation process, and it is one of a number of specialisms that help to set the UK apart from global competition. But despite this importance, the nature of design-intensive industries – the businesses that practice and sell design – is remarkably hard to pin down. This uncertainty renders it hard to analyse, and makes it difficult to develop clear, consistent policies to support the designers. The Hargreaves Review recommended that more research was needed to develop a clear evidence base for improving the intellectual property system for design. This report forms part of that evidence base. It examines how UK design figures in the global economy, and considers how the intellectual property system can best support its growth.

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ID Code: 52679
Item Type: Report
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Keywords: Design, International trade, Intellectual property rights, Design rights, Innovation
ISBN: 9781908908346
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (180000) > LAW (180100) > Intellectual Property Law (180115)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Copyright Owner: Crown Copyright 2012
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Deposited On: 24 Jul 2012 09:30
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2012 15:14

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