International surveys consistently rank Singapore’s IP regime as one of the best in the world.

  • Singapore is ranked third in the world and top in Asia for having the best IP protection in the World Economic Forum’s Global Competitiveness Report 2018.

  • Singapore is ranked fifth on the International Property Rights Index, which measures the strength of a country's property rights regime, including both intellectual and physical property rights.

  • The U.S. Global Intellectual Property Center's International IP Index 2018 ranked Singapore ninth in the world for our IP environment.

  • The Bloomberg 2018 Innovation Index, which scores economies using factors including research and development spending and the concentration of high-tech public companies, ranked Singapore as third in the world.

  • The Global Innovation Index 2018, which ranks countries' innovation performance, ranked Singapore as the fifth most innovative nation in the world and top in Asia. Singapore is ranked first in the world on the Innovation Input Sub-Index of the Global Innovation Index 2018, which gauges elements in the national economy that enable innovation activities.

This business-friendly IP regime has helped bolster the confidence of leading global companies such as Procter and Gamble, Continental, and Mead Johnson, all of whom have selected Singapore as their location of choice for investments in business and research & development, citing the country’s strong protection of IP rights as a factor in their decisions.         

   

IP Ranking

World Economic Forum's Global Competitiveness Report 2018
IP Protection

International Property Rights Index 2018

U.S. Global Intellectual Property Center's International IP Index 2018

Bloomberg 2018 Innovation Index

Global Innovation Index 2018

1

Finland

Finland

United States

South Korea

Switzerland

2

Switzerland

New Zealand

United Kingdom

Sweden

Netherlands

3

Singapore

Switzerland

Sweden

Singapore

Sweden

4

Luxembourg

Norway

France

Germany

United Kingdom

5

Netherlands

Singapore

Germany

Switzerland

Singapore

6

United Kingdom

Sweden

Ireland

Japan

United States of America

7

Belgium

Australia

Netherlands

Finland

Finland

8


New Zealand

Netherlands

Japan

Denmark

Denmark

9

Hong Kong SAR

Luxembourg

Singapore

France

Germany

10

France

Canada

Switzerland

Israel

Ireland