Forum shopping? Try Taylor Wessing's Global IP Index
The team at Taylor Wessing have recently published the results of a fascinating study (the GIPI) into the ranking of various jurisdictions in relation to how they treat IP.
Some interesting findings:
- Top tier countries were the USA, UK and Germany
- Second tier was: Netherlands, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Singapore, France
- Lowest tier (tier 5): The BRIC Countries – Brazil, Russia, India, and China.
Note that the study is based on survey responses and so, I wonder whether the mapping of the lowest tier directly onto the BRIC countries is more reflective of the increasing urgency around IP issues felt by many about these major developing markets, so that any frustrations are highlighted…
You can obtain a full copy of the report here, (after signing up for free).