The ninth annual U.S. Chamber International IP Index evaluates IP rights in 53 global economies across 50 unique indicators — from patent and copyright policies to commercialization of IP assets and ratification of international treaties. The Index illustrates that economies with the most effective intellectual property (IP) frameworks are more likely to achieve the socio-economic benefits needed to face our biggest challenges, like COVID-19.
Report shows 32 of the 53 economies benchmarked had positive improvements in their scores.
Nations that commit to trade agreements achieve the greatest overall increases—including a 3.9% increase for China, and 3.87% rise for Mexico.
IP enabled discovery of new vaccines using novel technologies at unprecedented speeds along with public-private partnerships on a massive scale—all to combat COVID-19.
“In 2021, recovery through ingenuity is within our grasp if we enable innovators and creators to keep reaching.”
“Transparent and predictable IP rights provide the legal and economic basis for an unprecedented and successful collaboration between government, industry, academia, and NGOs.”