ASEAN INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY ASSOCIATION

Singapore's IP Ranking

Singapore's IP regime has been consistently recognised as one of the best in the world by international surveys. Singapore is ranked second in the world and top in Asia for having the best protection of intellectual property in the World Economic Forum's Global Competitiveness Report 2011/2012.

The Political & Economic Risk Consultancy Report 2011 and the International Property Rights Index 2012 had similarly ranked Singapore top in Asia for our intellectual property protection efforts. According to the Global Innovation Index 2012 compiled by the INSEAD Business School in collaboration with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), Singapore is also Asia’s most innovative country.[1]

IP Ranking

World Economic Forum's Global Competitiveness Report 2012/2013[2]

Political & Economic Risk Consultancy Report 2011[3]

International Property Rights Index 2012[4]

1

Finland

Singapore

Finland

2

Singapore

Australia

Sweden, Denmark

3

New Zealand

Japan

-

4

Switzerland

United States

Singapore, Sweden, Luxembourg, Japan, United States

5

Netherlands

Hong Kong

-

6

United Kingdom

Taiwan

-

7

Luxembourg

South Korea

-

8

Qatar

Malaysia

-

9

France

Thailand

Netherlands, United Kingdom

10

Germany

India

-


[1] Source: The Global Innovation Index 2012

[2] Source: The World Economic Forum's Global Competitiveness Report 2012/2013

[3] Source: The Political and Economic Risk Consultancy's Annual Report 2011

[4] Source: The International Property Rights Index 2012