We promote and publish several studies in the area of Industrial Property. The results are available for download on this page.
Estudo sobre a utilização da propriedade industrial em Portugal (Study on the use of Industrial Property in Portugal)
It seeks to know the patterns of use of IP in Portugal, to generate and systematize basic information on the Portuguese IP system and to launch clues for studies in other areas lacking depth. The strategic sectors in this investigation are those of Ceramics and Glass, Plastics and Moulds and Cork. The study was published in 2003.
Estudo sobre a utilização da propriedade industrial nos setores dos plásticos e dos moldes (Study on the use of Industrial Property in the sectors of plastics and moulds)
It deepens the knowledge about the use of IP in the Plastics and Moulds sectors. It seeks to identify and analyse the difficulties associated with the use of IP, current and potential protection strategies, and the valorisation and commercialisation of Industrial Property Rights. This study was published at the end of 2005.
Estudo sobre a utilização da propriedade industrial no setor da cortiça (Study on the use of Industrial Property in the cork sector)
It analyses the Cork Industry in Portugal and its subsectors. It seeks to understand if the leadership in production, transforming and export corresponds to a leadership in research, knowledge and technological autonomy. It analyses and tries to understand how the sector is positioned in relation to the IP and in what way it is a factor of competitiveness. This study was published at the end of 2005.
Estudo sobre a utilização da propriedade industrial no setor da cerâmica e do vidro (Study on the use of Industrial Property in the ceramic and glass sector)
It presents a diagnostic study on needs evaluation and potential market prospect for IP in the Ceramics and Glass sector. It was published in late 2005.
O sistema da PI e a sua utilização por parte das empresas dos setores têxtil, vestuário e calçado – benchmarking Europa e Europa/Ásia (The IP system and its use by companies in the textile, clothing and footwear sectors - benchmarking Europe and Europe / Asia)
It seeks to characterize the IP protection patterns of the Textile, Clothing and Footwear sectors (TCFS), to know the protection mechanisms users, but also to understand why many do not use these mechanisms. It also analyses the competition that these sectors face on an international scale.
Estudo sobre a procura de patentes com origem em Portugal (Study on the demand for patents originating in Portugal)
Analyses the volume, rate and structure of patent applications for inventions created in Portugal.
Estudo sobre o contributo das marcas para o crescimento económico e para a competitividade internacional (Study on the contribution of trademarks to economic growth and international competitiveness)
It seeks to create a database of EU trademark applications that provides new insights into Portugal's position in the international context of IP. It identifies the strengths and weaknesses of the Portuguese economy, its evolution in time and the migration towards innovation intensive activities. It projects future dynamics of competitiveness and evaluates the state of the Portuguese economy on technological and commercial skills, in the European context. The study was published in 2011.