“Twenty nations improved their score in the 2015 IP index, showing that leaders in both developing and developed economies increasingly recognise the connection between effective intellectual property protection and achieving their greatest economic potential.” said David Hirschmann, president and CEO of GIPC. “Protecting intellectual property drives innovation in economies, which creates everything from life-saving cures, to the must-have technologies and services that allow consumers to access the latest creative content everywhere. Without protections in place to safeguard innovation, these breakthrough products and technologies simply wouldn’t exist.”
“Businesses understand the climate they need to be successful, and they understand that protecting IP rights and innovation is essential in deciding what technologies to advance and where to invest and create jobs,” said Mark Elliot, executive vice president of GIPC. “The Index serves as a tool for governments around the world to hear directly from the business community about the conditions necessary for an innovative economy.”
The Index ranks the economies in Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Nigeria, Peru, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates (UAE), United Kingdom (UK), United States (US), and Vietnam.