Singapore's IP Ranking

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

  • Singapore is ranked second in the world and top in Asia for having the best IP protection in the World Economic Forum’s Global Competitiveness Report 2019. Overall, Singapore is ranked first as the world's most competitive country.

  • Singapore is ranked fourth on the International Property Rights Index 2019, which measures the strength of a country's property rights regime, including both intellectual and physical property rights.

  • The U.S. Chamber International IP Index 2019 ranked Singapore tenth in the world based on 45 indicators that look at patent, trademark, copyright, and trade secrets protection.

  • The 2021 Bloomberg Innovation Index, which scores economies using factors including research and development spending, manufacturing capability and concentration of high-tech public companies, ranked Singapore second in the world.

  • The Global Innovation Index 2020, which ranks countries' innovation performance, ranked Singapore as the eighth most innovative nation in the world and top in Asia. Singapore maintains its lead as first in the world on the Innovation Input Sub-Index of the Global Innovation Index 2019, 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 2019

International Property Rights Index 2019

U.S. Chamber International IP Index 2019

2021 Bloomberg Innovation Index

Global Innovation Index 2020

1

Singapore

Finland

United States

S. Korea

Switzerland

2

United States

Switzerland

United Kingdom

Singapore

Sweden

3

Hong Kong SAR

New Zealand

Sweden

Switzerland

United States of America

4

Netherlands

Singapore

France

Germany

United Kingdom

5

Switzerland

Australia

Germany

Sweden

Netherlands

6

Japan

Japan

Ireland

Denmark

Denmark

7

Germany

Sweden

Netherlands

Israel

Finland

8


Sweden

Norway

Japan

Finland

Singapore

9

United Kingdom

Luxembourg

Switzerland

Netherlands

Germany

10

Denmark

Netherlands

Singapore

Austria

Republic of Korea