India Ranks at 43rd in 5th Annual International IP Index of USCC (Download PDF)


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India ranked at 43rd position out of 45 countries in 5th Annual International Intellectual Property (IP) Index of US Chamber of Commerce (USCC). 2017 International IP Index, named as ‘The Roots of Innovation’, was released in February 2017.

U.S. Chamber International IP Index

U. S. Chamber International IP Index

U. S. Chamber International IP Index


  • According to report, 45 countries, analyzed in index.
  • It is represent nearly 90 per cent of global Gross Domestic Product (GDP).
  • India was ranked just above Pakistan and Venezuela.
  • United States continued to be on top of index.
  • Top four positions of index were fetched by United States, United Kingdom, Japan and the European Union.
  • In 2016 India was placed at 37th position of 38 countries.
  • Japan’s score increased by 10 % due to ratification of TPP and accession to Index treaties.
  • Report identifies India’s key strength in newly adopted National IP Policy that recognizes several key gaps, including need for a stronger enforcement of current IP rights.

About International IP Index

  • Hosting Organization: U. S. Chamber of Commerce
  • USCC’s IP Index ranks countries on basis of points received on various aspects of patents, copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets and market access, enforcement and ratification of international treaties.
  • Global Intellectual Property Centre (GIPC) of USCC works around world to examine Intellectual Property (IP) rights and their role in creating jobs, saving lives, advancing global economic growth, etc.
  • Fifth edition of index included seven new countries - Egypt, Hungary, Kenya, Pakistan, Philippines, Saudi Arabia and Spain.
Roots of Intellectual Property Index

Roots of Intellectual Property Index

Roots of Intellectual Property Index

Goals of Global Intellectual Property Center (GIPC)

  • Raise awareness and increase support among key audiences for value of strong IP rights as a driver of innovation and creativity.
  • Promote and defend robust and effective IP rights and norms in United States, key countries, and multilateral fora.
  • Strengthen protection and enforcement of IP in United States and abroad, especially regarding Internet-based IP theft.

- Published/Last Modified on: March 17, 2017

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