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Intellectual Property Licensing in the US: Market Research Report

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Intellectual Property Licensing Market Research Report | NAICS 53311 | Mar 2017

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IBISWorld’s Intellectual Property Licensing market research report can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
Annual Growth
Industry Threats & Opportunities
  • Higher corporate profit created resurgent demand for intellectual licensing agreements and other industry services
  • Stronger consumer spending and company restructuring efforts resuscitated profit margins
  • Increased discretionary spending and marketing budgets will maintain industry growth
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Over the past five years, stronger corporate profit encouraged businesses to invest in intellectual property licensing. Going forward, industry revenue is anticipated to continue to grow as stronger macroeconomic conditions bode well for the Intellectual Property Licensing industry. Falling unemployment and improving consumer conditions will help boost consumer spending on a variety of items, while rising advertising expenditure will help encourage consumer purchases to trend toward brand names... ... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

Franchise licensing

Franchise licensing, which is estimated to account for 38.9% of industry revenue, involves the franchising of a product or brand name for use by a franchisee. The franchisor, which is generally a manufacturer or product supplier, engages dealers as franchisees to resell or produce the final product. The franchisee pays the franchisor various fees, such as royalties, to use and operate under the trademark or brand name.

These types of franchisers do not provide operating systems for franchisees to operate their business. Exa.. ... purchase to read more

Additional Insights for the Intellectual Property Licensing Industry

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

  • Effective product promotion
  • Establishment of brand names
  • Access to quality personnel management
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Corporate profit and Consumer spending in the Intellectual Property Licensing industry impact industry performance... purchase to read more


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    What is the Intellectual Property Licensing Industry?

    Operators in this industry ascribe subordinate rights to assets such as patents, trademarks, brand names and franchise agreements for a licensing fee, which is paid to the asset holder. Operators own the rights to the original assets but may not be the creators. Franchise agreements that allow the use of a name contingent on the purchase of products from a franchisor are also excluded, as are copyright revenue inflows.

    Industry Products
    Franchise licensing Trademark licensingPatent licensingOil royalty leasing
    Industry Activities
    Assigning rights to intangible assets (including patents, trademarks and brand names, except copyrighted works)Assigning rights to franchise agreements (where a royalty payment or licensing fee is paid to the asset holder)Franchises, selling or licensingMusic licensing to radio stationsPatent purchasing and licensingPatent leasingPerformance rights, publishing and licensing of assets

    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
  • Corporate profit
  • Consumer spending
  • Per capita disposable income
  • Total advertising expenditure
  • Demand from movie and video production
  • Current Performance
  • Consumer demand remains steady
  • Business investment
  • Profit and industry size
  • Chart: Revenue Growth
  • Industry Outlook
  • Slow growth in consumer demand
  • Business investment
  • Profit and industry size
  • Table: Intellectual Property Licensing Industry Revenue Outlook
  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Intellectual Property Licensing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy
  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
  • Key Buying Industries
  • Manufacturing
  • Retail Trade
  • Performers & Creative Artists
  • Coffee & Snack Shops
  • Fast Food Restaurants
  • Key Selling Industries
  • Advertising Agencies
  • Law Firms
  • Manufacturing
  • Performers & Creative Artists
  • Products & Services
  • Franchise licensing
  • Patent licensing
  • Trademark licensing
  • Other
  • Oil royalty leasing
  • Chart: Intellectual Property Licensing Industry Products and Services Segmentation
  • Demand Determinants
  • Expected benefits from brand rights
  • Flexibility to operate under the license conditions
  • Target market of a brand
  • Marketing budgets and disposable income
  • Major Markets
  • Product distribution franchisees
  • Manufacturers
  • Arts and entertainment companies
  • Professional, business and financial service providers
  • Other
  • Retailers
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Intellectual Property Licensing Industry
  • International Trade
    Business Locations
  • Chart: Business Locations by State
  • Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Intellectual Property Licensing
  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition
  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Intellectual Property Licensing Industry
  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    The Walt Disney Company
  • Table: The Walt Disney Company - financial performance
  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Intellectual Property Licensing 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 Licensing Industry
  • Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Total US advertising expenditure (2008-2022)
  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
  • Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • Table: Industry Financial Ratios
  • Jargon & Glossary
    Intellectual Property
  • The property of a person's intellect or mind.
  • Licensee
  • In a licensing agreement, this party pays for the right to use another company's image or name.
  • Licensor
  • In a licensing agreement, this party that has the right to allow another company to use their image or name.

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    The Intellectual Property Licensing market research report includes:
    • Historical data and analysis for the key drivers of this industry
    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
    • Detailed research and segmentation for the main products and markets
    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
    • And of course, much more

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