Date : 20/11/2017 – Source : L’Organisation Mondiale de la Propriété Intellectuelle (OMPI)  – Lien

First-ever figures reveal that nearly one third of the value of manufactured products sold around the world comes from “intangible capital,” such as branding, design and technology, according to a WIPO study of the global value chains companies use to produce their goods.

The « World Intellectual Property Report 2017: Intangible Capital in Global Value Chains » (WIPR 2017) looks at how much income accrues to labor, tangible capital and intangible capital in global value chain production across all manufacturing activities, representing one quarter of total global economic output, with case studies focusing on coffee, solar panels and smartphones. It examined national accounts and international trade statistics from around the world and company data to provide these economic insights. […]