Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/213524
Authors: 
Grazzi, Marco
Piccardo, Chiara
Vergari, Cecilia
Year of Publication: 
2019
Series/Report no.: 
Quaderni - Working Paper DSE 1127
Abstract: 
This work investigates the relationship between proxies of innovation activities, such as patents and trademarks, and firm performance in terms of revenues and growth. By resorting to the virtual universe of Italian manufacturing firms we provide a rather complete picture of the innovation activities of Italian firms, in terms of patents and trademarks, and we study whether the two instruments for protecting Intellectual Property (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 appears to exert any effect on performance.
Subjects: 
Trademarks
Patents
Innovation
Intellectual Property
Complemen-tarity
Concordance
Technological proximity
firm performance
firm growth
JEL: 
O31
O34
L25
Persistent Identifier of the first edition: 
Creative Commons License: 
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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