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France Intellectual property Stats

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  • Copyright > Copyright duration based on publication and creation dates: This stat compares the copyright duration of an original intellectual creation for several special cases, such as posthomous and anonymous and psudonymous works, audiovisual creations -such as movies and music albums- or new editions of previously published works. Once the copyright term expires, the work becomes public domain, and therefore can be freely used by anyone.
  • Copyright > Copyright duration relative to life of author: This stat compares the copyright duration of an original intellectual creation after its author's death. Although the definition is very variable, an original intellectual work can be described as the previously unpublished work of artistic or divulgative nature. As an almost universal rule, the copyright last for the entire life of the author or authors, plus a given number of years (typically 50 to 70). You can check this page for copyright terms concerning works published for the first time after the author's death, works published in non-printed form (like audiovisual creations) and other special cases. Once the copyright term expires, the work becomes public domain, and therefore can be freely used by anyone.
  • Patent applications: No. of Patent Applications.
  • Patent applications per thousand people: No. of Patent Applications. Figures expressed per thousand people for the same year.
  • Patents granted: No. of Patents Granted.
  • Patents granted per million people: No. of Patents Granted. Figures expressed per million people for the same year.
  • Patents in force: No. of Patents in Force.
  • Patents in force per thousand people: No. of Patents in Force. Figures expressed per thousand people for the same year.
STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK HISTORY
Copyright > Copyright duration based on publication and creation dates 70 years from publication (pseudonymous, anonymous or collective works) 2014
Copyright > Copyright duration relative to life of author Life 70 years (except posthumous works published after this term) 2014
Patent applications 65,349 2011 6th out of 20
Patent applications per thousand people 1 2011 13th out of 20
Patents granted 10,213 2011 10th out of 19
Patents granted per million people 156.23 2011 12th out of 19
Patents in force 438,926 2008 7th out of 18
Patents in force per thousand people 6.82 2008 10th out of 18

SOURCES: Wikipedia: List of countries' copyright lengths (Table); Wikipedia: List of countries by patents (Top 20 countries); Wikipedia: List of countries by patents (Top 20 countries). Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.; Wikipedia: List of countries by patents (Top 20 countries); Wikipedia: List of countries by patents (Top 20 countries). Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.

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