This week Pugatch Consilium, in partnership with the US Chamber’s Global Intellectual Property Center, released the third edition of the annual GIPC International IP Index. The 2015 edition of the Index, entitled UP: Unlimited Potential, maps the intellectual property environment in 30 economies. Overall, although challenges remain across the board, positive steps are being taken in many of the economies included in the Index. In fact, 20 of the economies mapped in 2014 improved their scores in the 2015 edition. The report also underscores the benefits experience by countries as they strengthen their IP environments in a special section that correlates the GIPC Index scores with 15 variables reflecting key economic activities.
The full report may be accessed here: http://www.theglobalipcenter.com/wp-content/themes/gipc/map-index/assets/pdf/Index_Map_Index_3rdEdition.pdf
An interactive map of the 2015 Index scores can be accessed here: http://www.theglobalipcenter.com/gipcindex/
In addition, the 2015 GIPC Index has been covered in a wide range of media outlets, including the following:
Wall Street Journal, “India no longer the worst at protecting intellectual property”, http://www.wsj.com/articles/BL-IRTB-28240
India’s CNBC, “Meir Pugatch explains why India is ranked low in IP Index”, http://www.moneycontrol.com/news/business/meir-pugatch-explainsindia-is-ranked-lowip-index_1292748.html
World Trademark Review, “US and UK get pats on back, India and Thailand rank poorly on new IP index”, http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/Blog/detail.aspx?g=6d56b7b0-ddde-49b2-ad8b-e3842c6d0eb1Share