NWBC Report Shows Gains for Women-Owned Patents & Trademarks
Friday, March 2, 2012
The number of women awarded patents has soared over the last several
decades far beyond previously reported figures, and the percentage of
trademarks granted to women has more than doubled, a new study
commissioned by the National Women’s Business Council found.
The study found that women had a higher representation among trademark
holders than patent owners; in 2010, 18 percent of all patents granted
went to women while 33 percent of all trademarks granted to individuals
and sole proprietorships went to women.
The NWBC, a leading voice for women business owners, decided to examine
the topic of intellectual property because it often is considered an
indicator of entrepreneurial activity, said NWBC Chair Donna James.
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