2019 International Property Rights Index placed Singapore among the top countries in physical property rights, IP rights, and the legal and political environment
Singapore topped Asia again while moving up a notch to fourth place overall among 129 countries ranked for how strongly they protect intellectual property (IP) rights. The Republic comes in behind other IP powerhouses such as Finland (1st), Switzerland (2nd) and New Zealand (3rd), according to this year's International Property Rights Index (IPRI), released on Friday (Oct 18). It was ahead of Australia and Japan, which ranked fifth and sixth respectively. The US moved up two spots to 12th place, while the UK slipped two spots to 15th place.
Source: The Straits Times