Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/203109
Authors: 
Grazzi, Marco
Piccardo, Chiara
Vergari, Cecilia
Year of Publication: 
2019
Series/Report no.: 
LEM Working Paper Series 2019/19
Abstract: 
This work investigates the relationship between proxies of innovation activities, such as patents and trademarks, and firm performance in terms of revenues, growth and profitability. By resorting to the virtual universe of Italian manufacturing firms this work provides a rather complete picture of the Intellectual Property (IP) strategies pursued by Italian firms, in terms of patents and trademarks, and we study whether the two instruments for protecting IP exhibit complementarity or substitutability. In addition, and to our knowledge novel, we propose a measure of concordance (or proximity) between the patents and trademarks owned by the same firm and we then investigate whether such concordance exert any effect on performance.
Subjects: 
Trademarks
Patents
Innovation
Intellectual Property
Complementarity
Concordance
Technological proximity
firm performance
firm growth
JEL: 
O31
O34
L25
Document Type: 
Working Paper
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