International Intellectual Property Index, 2018

U.S. Chamber International IP Index

Question: What position India has got in the sixth International Intellectual Property Index-2018, released by the US Global Intellectual Property Center of Chamber of Commerce?
(a) 42nd
(b) 44th
(c) 46th
(d) 35th
Answer: (b)
Related Facts:

  • On February 8, 2018, the 6th Annual International Intellectual Property Index, 2018 (International IP Index, 2018) was published by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Global Intellectual Property Center.
  • The theme of this year’s index is ‘Create’.
  • In order to create this index, 40 indicators were divided into 8 categories and the main index based on the number of points earned by each of the countries has been made.
  • This index covers 50 countries, whilst last year this index had 45 countries.
  • This year the index includes five new countries (Economies) – Costa Rica, Ireland, Jordan, Morocco and the Netherlands.
  • Countries receiving first ten places and their points-
    1. USA-37.98
    2. UK-37.97
    3. Sweden -30.99
    4. France- 36.74
    5. Germany -36.54
    6. Ireland-35.98
    7. Netherlands-35.33
    8. Japan-34.58
    9. Singapore-33.45
    10. Switzerland -33.42
  • Countries received the last five places and their points-
    50. Venezuela-6.85
    49. Algeria-9.53
    48. Egypt-10.10
    47. Pakistan-10.41
    46. Argentina-11.55
    • India is ranked 44th with 12.03 points in the International Intellectual Property Index, 2018.
    • Whilst last year India was ranked 43th in this index.
    • In the BRICS countries, China is at 25th, Russia-29th, Brazil -33rd and South. Africa is ranked 39th.


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