How do Polish firms protect their innovations from imitation?

Łukasz Wściubiak


: The aim of this paper is to evaluate the degree of use of formal (legal) and informal (strategic) instruments for the protection of innovation by enterprises in Poland, and to identify the factors influencing the choice of particular forms of protection. In the study the results of a survey conducted among intentionally selected group of 48 enterprises (mostly small and medium-sized) were used. Time range of research covered the period 2014-2016. The results allow us to conclude that, although the surveyed companies use a wide range of legal instruments for the protection of intellectual property, however, some informal mechanisms (secrecy, lead time, complexity of design) seem to be also quite important to them.
Author Łukasz Wściubiak (WZ / KZAZP)
Łukasz Wściubiak,,
Publication size in sheets0.5
Book Slavíčková Petra (eds.): Knowledge for Market Use 2017: People in Economics - Decisions, Behavior and Normative Models. International Scientific Conference Proceedings, 2017, Palacký Universit, ISBN 978-80-244-5233-3, 1179 p.
Keywords in English Imitation, innovation, intellectual property protection, manufacturing enterprises.
Languageen angielski
Score (nominal)15
Score sourceconferenceIndex
ScoreMinisterial score = 15.0, 18-03-2020, ChapterFromConference
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