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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Over the past five years to 2016, revenue for the Intellectual Property Rights Services industry has been rising at an annualized rate of 19.3%, to $6.23 billion in 2016. The increasing marketization of China's economy as well as accelerating investment in science and technology have driven the industry's development in recent years.

In 2014, China's Premier emphasized the importance of protecting intellectual property. The World Intellectual Property Organization also set up office in Beijing. Last, the Central Economic Working Conference proposed ways to strengthen intellectual property protections that year.

In 2016, there are about 4,496 intellectual property firms in China employing 88,324 people with an estimated payroll of $1.16 billion...

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Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

For every dollar spent on wages in this industry, only 22 cents are invested in capital, which reflects a medium capital intensity in this industry.

Initial costs for establishing an intellectual property rights service firm are relatively low. Establishment of a special partnership patent agency firm requires at least three partners, each of whom must have two years' patent agency experience and assets of at least $7,500. Establishment of a limited liability company requires at least five partners and total assets of $15,000.

Due to the service-based nature of the industry, wage costs are much higher compared with capital investments. As employees in the industry are generally well-educated and provide high value-added services, their wage levels are high. The..

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Additional Insights for the Intellectual Property Rights Services Industry

IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Intellectual Property Rights Services Industry are

  • Experienced work force
  • Having a good reputation
  • Having well-defined strategy
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Number of Laws and Industry Growth - Manufacturing in the Intellectual Property Rights Services industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Intellectual Property Rights Services Industry?

    The Intellectual Property Rights Services industry in China engages in the agency, transfer, registration, identification, assessment, authentication, of patents, trademarks, copyrights, as well as services related to software and integrated circuit design agency and registration. However, legal services related to patents and copyrights, the conciliation and arbitration of intellectual property, and the activities of publishers are excluded from this industry.

    Industry Products
    Patent services
    Trademark services
    Copyright services
    Software services
    Layout designs of integrated circuits
    Industry Activities
    Transfer and agency of patents
    Transfer and agency of trademarks
    Transfer and agency of copyright
    Software agency and registration
    Agency and registration of layout design of integrated circuits
    Industrial and commercial registration
    Assessment of intangible assets
    Consultation and search services for intangible assets
    Other authentication, agency and transfer services

    Table of Contents

    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Number of Laws
  • Industry Growth - Manufacturing
  • Industry Competition - by Industry
  • Industry Systems and Technology - Manufacturing

  • Current Performance
  • Industry revenue
  • Patent applications
  • Enterprises, employees and wages
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Table: Intellectual Property Rights Services Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Intellectual Property Rights Services Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Manufacturing
  • Information Transmission, Computer Services and Software
  • Culture, Sports and Entertainment

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Computer Stores
  • Office Supply Stores
  • Realty Management

  • Products & Services
  • Patent services
  • Trademark services
  • Copyright services
  • Software services
  • Layout designs of integrated circuits
  • Other
  • Chart: Intellectual Property Rights Services Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
  • Economic factors
  • Innovation
  • Rising intellectual property protection consciousness
  • International demand

  • Major Markets
  • Businesses
  • Government
  • Households and individuals
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Intellectual Property Rights Services Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Wages
  • Purchases
  • Rent
  • Depreciation
  • Other
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Intellectual Property Rights Services

  • Basis of Competition
  • Service quality and reputation
  • Service range
  • Service price
  • Geographic presence

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Intellectual Property Rights Services Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    Beijing Chinese Merchant Power Intellectual Property Law LLCUTC Intellectual Property Agency Ltd.Unitalen Attorneys At LawLiu, Shen & AssociatesChina Science Patent & Trademark Agent Ltd.
  • Table: Beijing Chinese Merchant Power Intellectual Property Law LLC - financial performance
  • Table: UTC Intellectual Property Agency Ltd. - financial performance
  • Table: Unitalen Attorneys At Law - financial performance
  • Table: Liu, Shen & Associates - financial performance
  • Table: China Science Patent & Trademark Agent Ltd. - financial performance

  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Intellectual Property Rights Services Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
    Table: Industry Data for the Intellectual Property Rights Services Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2007-2021)
  • Industry Gross Product (2007-2021)
  • Establishments (2007-2021)
  • Businesses (2007-2021)
  • Employment (2007-2021)
  • Wages (2007-2021)
  • Total Assets (2007-2021)
  • Application for Patent (2007-2021)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Jargon & Glossary
    Intangible Asset
  • Assets that are not physical in nature, including patents, trademarks and copyrights.
  • Intellectual Property
  • The property of a person's intellect or mind.
  • World Intellectual Property Organization (Wipo)
  • Agency of the United Nations devoted to intellectual property development and rights.
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