The aim of the paper is to find the relationship between the threat of the imitation of intellectual property (IP) and the exports of high-tech commodities from the five advanced economies (G-5: Germany, France, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States) during 1970–2010. Theoretical models do not explain clearly the impact of the stronger protection of intellectual property rights (IPR) on trade. Thus, more empirical research in this area is needed. The results show that the threat of imitation is an important factor influencing exports from the most advanced economies to all countries of the world. In the case of high and upper middle-income importers, the stronger threat of imitation (resulting from low IP protection and strong imitation abilities) results in increased exports from the five advanced economies, especially in the case of high–tech goods. Regarding low and lower middle-income importers, when the threat of imitation rises, the exports, especially of non-high-tech goods from the G-5 economies, decreases.
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|How does the protection of intellectual property rights affect hi-tech exports from the most advanced economies?||Jan 26, 2019|
Menkes, Jerzy Czarny, Elżbieta Śledziewska, Katarzyna
Fronczek, Małgorzata Barbara