International IP Index: UK IP system highly rated
The Global Intellectual Property Center of the US Chamber of Commerce has published its fifth annual 'International IP Index' on the state of IP protection around the world, entitled 'The Roots Of Innovation'.
In the 2017 report, which covers 45 economies, the UK is once again rated ahead of the key IP jurisdictions of France, Germany, Japan, South Korea and Switzerland and is rated second only to the US.
In a number of categories, including both patents and enforcement, the UK is rated number one in the world, with the expectation that the UK's withdrawal from the EU will not affect the high level of protection offered by the British IP system.
David Hirschmann, President and CEO of the Global IP Center comments:
...Countries of every region, size, and income level are increasingly investing in IP infrastructure as a tool for development, a stimulus for jobs and economic growth, and a catalyst for domestic innovation and creativity.
This report once again confirms that, with one of the strongest IP systems, the UK is and will remain to be an excellent place to protect all your IP rights.
Read the full report (PDF) at: http://dycip.com/usccipindex