09 Feb '18, 9am

Singapore improves global intellectual property index score, takes 9th spot - The Straits Times

SINGAPORE - Singapore has improved its score in the latest United States Chamber of Commerce intellectual property (IP) index, coming in ninth out of 50 economies. It ranked 8th in the previous year's index before five more countries were added. Singapore's score of 84 per cent (33.45 out of 40 indicators) put it ahead of countries such as Switzerland, Australia and New Zealand. But it remains second in the Asia-Pacific region, just behind Japan. The US tops the list, with European countries - Britain, Sweden, France, Germany, Ireland and the Netherlands - taking the next six places. The sixth edition of the annual index was released on Thursday by the US Chamber of Commerce's Global Innovation Policy Center (GIPC). Singapore's score was an improvement from the fifth edition, where it scored 82 per cent. The GIPC said that this "reflects a strong performance in the new ind...

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