The Global Distribution of Trademarks: Some Stylised Facts

18 Pages Posted: 3 Jul 2005

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Eugenia Baroncelli

World Bank

Carsten Fink

World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)

Beata Smarzynska Javorcik

University of Oxford - Department of Economics; World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG); Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)

Abstract

This paper provides the first empirical analysis of the global distribution of trademarks. It is based on a new dataset compiled by the authors from the statistical information published by the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO). The questions analysed include the distribution of trademarks among countries of different income levels, the share of trademark registrations accounted for by foreign residents and its variation across different income groups, the extent to which poor countries participate in the international trademark system, and the distribution of registrations across different sectors of the economy. The evidence presented in this paper is relevant for assessing possible welfare implications of changes in intellectual property protection and evaluating the role of reputational assets in determining international trading patterns.

Suggested Citation

Baroncelli, Eugenia and Fink, Carsten and Javorcik, Beata Smarzynska, The Global Distribution of Trademarks: Some Stylised Facts. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=741821

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