International Intellectual Property (IP) Index 2023

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Overview:

India ranks 42nd among 55 leading global economies on the recently released International IP Index.

About International IP Index:

  • It is released annually by the US Chamber of Commerce.
  • The index evaluates IP rights in 55 global economies across 50 unique indicators.
  • The indicators include patent and copyright policies to commercialization of IP assets, and ratification of international treaties.
  • The index aims to help nations navigate toward a brighter economic future marked by greater innovation, creativity, and competitiveness.
  • International IPIndex 2023: The United States is ranked first, followed by the UK and France. India is ranked 42nd in the index.

What is Intellectual Property?

  • It refers to creations of the mind, such as inventions; literary and artistic works; designs; and symbols, names, and images used in commerce.
  • Intellectual property rights (IPR) refers to the legal rights given to the inventor or creator to protect his invention or creation for a certain period of time.
  • There are several types of intellectual property protection like patent, copyright, trademark, etc.

 


Q1)  What is a patent?

A patent is an exclusive right granted for an invention, which is a product or a process that provides, in general, a new way of doing something, or offers a new technical solution to a problem. To get a patent, technical information about the invention must be disclosed to the public in a patent application.

Source: India ranks 42 in 55 countries on International IP Index