The Global Innovation Policy Center (GIPC) of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce has released the eighth edition of the US Chamber International Intellectual Property Index, which evaluates and ranks the IP frameworks of more than 50 countries around the world across 50 indicators.
Key findings include:
Intellectual property protection is central to any forthcoming US-China trade agreements. The US-China trade agreement signed in January 2020 includes provisions that strengthen commitments to combat piracy.
Ecuador, Greece, India, Israel and Peru were singled out as having taken steps to improve protection for copyrighted content online. Malaysia is using its authority to censor content, to disable access to infringing content via illicit streaming devices.
Piracy has decreased measurably in economies that have implemented systems of injunctive relief against the practice
Why it matters
This report provides quantitative analyses of intellectual property frameworks in more than 50 countries by scoring nine categories of IP protection: patents, copyrights, trademarks, design rights, trade secrets, commercialization of IP assets, enforcement, systemic effciency, and membership and ratification of international treaties.
It also provides qualitative analysis of the IP situations in these countries, including narratives about IP strengths, weaknesses, risks and efficiencies, membership or ratification status for international IP-related treaties, and trends for each country over time.