The project is related to the background to the development of a new intellectual property rights strategy (IPR strategy). The strategy has been decided in the program of Prime Minister Marin's government and will be used to build on the 2009 IPR strategy and evaluation. The strategy was renewed in spring 2014 as part of the Government's intangible value creation development program (2014–2020). The development of a new IPR strategy is also one of the priorities of the National RDI Roadmap published in April 2020, and the development of an intellectual property rights system is an important step in achieving the government's goal of increasing R&D investment to 4% of GDP by 2030.
To support the preparation of the IPR strategy, this report provides a background study on
the current state of IPR and its use, as well as on future challenges and key needs for change.
The study is divided into the following sub-objectives: 1) IPR competence and companies;
2) The current state of education and the operating conditions of the administration; 3) the
operation of the IPR court and market court fees; 4) Utilization of intellectual property rights in
universities and research institutes; 5) The national economic significance and determination
of the value of industrial property rights; 6) Challenges to change the IPR system from the
perspective of data management and copyright infrastructure; 7) Legislative development
needs. A summary and conclusions of all sub-objectives are summarized at the beginning of
the report. More detailed results by sub-objectives are described in Chapters 1-6 of the report.
The results of sub-objective 5 (National economic significance and valuation of industrial
property rights) have been published as a separate publication alongside the report.