ANSWER: Intellectual Property (IP) Rights - including trademarks, designs, utility models & patents.
The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) just recently published its World IP Indicator 2011 Report.
Fact is, that Intellectual Property (IP) Rights have experienced a growth rate that is breathtaking.
- Patent filings grew by 7.2%
- Trademark filings grew even more so by 11,8%
in 2010 - compared to a 5.1% increase in global gross domestic product (GDP).
The growth comes from the larger IP offices around the world - the number one being
1. China with an increase of 24.3%, followed by Weiterlesen über QUESTION: What is worth more than gold and diamonds in these economic still turbulent times?