UK financial services trade marks hit record high as fintech investment grows

UK financial services trade marks hit record high as fintech investment grows

This rise in trade mark activity has been partly propelled by new financial products being launched in the fintech sector. The number of trade marks registered by financial services firms has risen to a record high, jumping 35% in five years from 3,141 in 2011 to 4,228 in 2016*, says professional services firm, RPC (see graph below). RPC says that the UK’s innovative financial services sector has historically been an active area for trademarks. However, investment in fintech, both from established institutions and start-ups, has led to a sharp rise in new services protected by trade marks in the […]