In economic terms, 2017 was a good year: economies grew, unemployment receded and the number of bankruptcies dropped. The political context in the EU and elsewhere was, however, typified by uncertainty and instability.
Both economics and politics have an impact on our field of expertise: intellectual property. BOIP keeps a keen eye on developments and seizes opportunities to turn emerging changes to its advantage.
In this annual report, Director General Edmond Simon provides a rundown of the results achieved and activities conducted by BOIP in 2017 and looks ahead to the coming years.