Emerging trends in the creative economy have major IP implications

The WEF identified six “megatrends” that are expected to have significant impact on the creative economy of the future

In the 21st century creative economy, rapidly advancing technologies and increasingly global commercial markets are presenting a mounting array of challenges to traditional notions of intellectual property. Organizations that are operating in industries directly or peripherally impacted by creative markets are well advised to stay current on emerging trends in the creation, distribution and consumption of digital content.

Considering the unprecedented pace at which evolving consumer tastes are fueling innovation and innovation is in turn driving consumer behavior, staying current is no easy task. Helpful in this regard is a recently released report commissioned by the World Economic Forum (WEF), an independent international organization that in the last year analyzed how technology trends and a globalized economy are reshaping the way the world creates, distributes, and accesses content.

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David J. Kappos

David J. Kappos is a partner at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP. He is widely recognized as one of the world's foremost leaders in the...

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