Intellectual property protection

scale 1-7, 2007–2016

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    2007 Ranking
    1. Germany 6.48
    2. Finland 6.33
    3. Switzerland 6.31
    4. Denmark 6.31
    5. Singapore 6.17
    6. Netherlands 6.03
    7. Sweden 6.01
    8. United Kingdom 5.96
    9. France 5.91
    10. Australia 5.90
    11. Austria 5.87
    12. Iceland 5.86
    13. New Zealand 5.75
    14. Belgium 5.70
    15. Canada 5.66
    16. Norway 5.64
    17. Japan 5.63
    18. Luxembourg 5.60
    19. Ireland 5.51
    20. Puerto Rico 5.50
    21. Hong Kong 5.45
    22. United States 5.42
    23. South Korea 5.37
    24. South Africa 5.20
    25. Malaysia 5.11
    26. Israel 5.08
    27. Qatar 5.02
    28. Spain 4.92
    29. Portugal 4.92
    30. United Arab Emirates 4.84
    31. Oman 4.79
    32. Bahrain 4.74
    33. Estonia 4.66
    34. Tunisia 4.63
    35. Slovenia 4.48
    36. Hungary 4.44
    37. Barbados 4.40
    38. Cyprus 4.38
    39. Jordan 4.37
    40. Malta 4.32
    41. Italy 4.31
    42. Mauritius 4.13
    43. Thailand 4.13
    44. Greece 4.13
    45. Namibia 4.10
    46. Panama 4.09
    47. India 3.99
    48. Chile 3.96
    49. Uruguay 3.93
    50. Czech Republic 3.88
    51. Saudi Arabia 3.86
    52. Morocco 3.85
    53. Burkina Faso 3.84
    54. Slovakia 3.83
    55. Sri Lanka 3.76
    56. Croatia 3.75
    57. Costa Rica 3.73
    58. Lithuania 3.66
    59. Kuwait 3.63
    60. Pakistan 3.61
    61. Colombia 3.53
    62. Egypt 3.52
    63. Mexico 3.51
    64. Cameroon 3.49
    65. Poland 3.48
    66. Jamaica 3.48
    67. Turkey 3.45
    68. Latvia 3.45
    69. China 3.42
    70. Benin 3.33
    71. Brazil 3.33
    72. Honduras 3.30
    73. Romania 3.30
    74. Mali 3.28
    75. Dominican Republic 3.28
    76. El Salvador 3.27
    77. Syria 3.26
    78. Kazakhstan 3.26
    79. Madagascar 3.25
    80. Gambia 3.23
    81. Tanzania 3.21
    82. Senegal 3.20
    83. Trinidad and Tobago 3.13
    84. Indonesia 3.11
    85. Botswana 3.11
    86. Mauritania 3.09
    87. Philippines 3.08
    88. Guatemala 3.07
    89. Libya 3.06
    90. Azerbaijan 3.03
    91. Kenya 3.01
    92. Algeria 3.00
    93. Nigeria 2.94
    94. Ethiopia 2.94
    95. Tajikistan 2.94
    96. Zimbabwe 2.93
    97. Argentina 2.83
    98. Vietnam 2.82
    99. Nicaragua 2.80
    100. Kyrgyzstan 2.79
    101. Bulgaria 2.78
    102. Georgia 2.75
    103. Zambia 2.72
    104. Armenia 2.70
    105. Ukraine 2.69
    106. Uganda 2.69
    107. Ecuador 2.68
    108. Peru 2.67
    109. Cambodia 2.66
    110. Serbia 2.65
    111. Mozambique 2.60
    112. Russia 2.58
    113. Macedonia (F.Y.R.O.M.) 2.58
    114. Lesotho 2.46
    115. Mongolia 2.42
    116. Bosnia and Herzegovina 2.37
    117. Montenegro 2.32
    118. Nepal 2.26
    119. Timor Leste 2.26
    120. Paraguay 2.25
    121. Albania 2.20
    122. Chad 2.07
    123. Venezuela 2.06
    124. Burundi 2.05
    125. Bolivia 2.04
    126. Guyana 1.97
    127. Bangladesh 1.96
    2016 Ranking
    1. Switzerland 6.46
    2. Finland 6.45
    3. Luxembourg 6.37
    4. Singapore 6.28
    5. Netherlands 6.23
    6. New Zealand 6.15
    7. United Kingdom 6.09
    8. Sweden 6.09
    9. Ireland 6.04
    10. France 6.01
    11. Belgium 5.99
    12. Norway 5.99
    13. Hong Kong 5.98
    14. Japan 5.94
    15. Canada 5.86
    16. United States 5.86
    17. Austria 5.84
    18. Australia 5.80
    19. Germany 5.80
    20. Qatar 5.76
    21. South Africa 5.74
    22. Israel 5.73
    23. Iceland 5.71
    24. United Arab Emirates 5.70
    25. Denmark 5.63
    26. Estonia 5.45
    27. Malaysia 5.33
    28. Rwanda 5.26
    29. Bahrain 5.04
    30. Jordan 4.91
    31. Czech Republic 4.90
    32. Malta 4.87
    33. Saudi Arabia 4.85
    34. Uruguay 4.84
    35. Oman 4.83
    36. Panama 4.82
    37. Portugal 4.77
    38. Slovenia 4.69
    39. Namibia 4.67
    40. Spain 4.60
    41. India 4.53
    42. Costa Rica 4.52
    43. Sri Lanka 4.51
    44. Mauritius 4.49
    45. Bhutan 4.49
    46. Jamaica 4.45
    47. Barbados 4.41
    48. South Korea 4.41
    49. Indonesia 4.35
    50. Lithuania 4.34
    51. Chile 4.34
    52. Italy 4.33
    53. Slovakia 4.32
    54. Morocco 4.31
    55. Botswana 4.30
    56. Senegal 4.30
    57. Brunei 4.30
    58. Cyprus 4.29
    59. Cameroon 4.28
    60. Greece 4.27
    61. China 4.26
    62. Latvia 4.25
    63. Zambia 4.23
    64. Tajikistan 4.22
    65. Colombia 4.18
    66. Mexico 4.16
    67. Honduras 4.14
    68. Kazakhstan 4.14
    69. Romania 4.13
    70. Azerbaijan 4.10
    71. Poland 4.09
    72. Brazil 4.05
    73. Philippines 4.04
    74. Lesotho 3.98
    75. Kenya 3.96
    76. Dominican Republic 3.95
    77. Ghana 3.93
    78. Tunisia 3.93
    79. Macedonia (F.Y.R.O.M.) 3.92
    80. Guatemala 3.90
    81. Mali 3.89
    82. Benin 3.84
    83. Armenia 3.83
    84. Hungary 3.80
    85. Croatia 3.78
    86. Gambia 3.78
    87. Ethiopia 3.76
    88. Kuwait 3.76
    89. Ivory Coast 3.75
    90. Cape Verde 3.74
    91. Vietnam 3.70
    92. Ecuador 3.69
    93. Liberia 3.69
    94. Turkey 3.66
    95. Laos 3.64
    96. Zimbabwe 3.64
    97. Trinidad and Tobago 3.61
    98. Georgia 3.60
    99. Peru 3.60
    100. Tanzania 3.59
    101. Gabon 3.59
    102. Argentina 3.58
    103. Uganda 3.52
    104. Montenegro 3.51
    105. Congo (Kinshasa) 3.51
    106. Madagascar 3.41
    107. Algeria 3.40
    108. Pakistan 3.39
    109. Paraguay 3.37
    110. Nepal 3.37
    111. Nigeria 3.36
    112. El Salvador 3.36
    113. Moldova 3.36
    114. Kyrgyzstan 3.35
    115. Bulgaria 3.35
    116. Russia 3.33
    117. Albania 3.32
    118. Malawi 3.31
    119. Mongolia 3.29
    120. Thailand 3.29
    121. Sierra Leone 3.28
    122. Lebanon 3.24
    123. Egypt 3.24
    124. Ukraine 3.22
    125. Iran 3.18
    126. Serbia 3.17
    127. Mozambique 3.16
    128. Bangladesh 2.99
    129. Cambodia 2.99
    130. Nicaragua 2.96
    131. Bosnia and Herzegovina 2.93
    132. Chad 2.82
    133. Mauritania 2.76
    134. Bolivia 2.74
    135. Burundi 2.65
    136. Yemen 2.27
    137. Venezuela 1.99

    This index represents the average score from 1-7 given by a large sample group in a particular country in response to the following question: “How strong is the protection of intellectual property, including anti-counterfeiting measures?” (1 = extremely weak, 7 = extremely strong).

    Source: World Economic Forum