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. 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 Bloomberg 2019 Innovation Index, which scores economies using factors including research and development spending and the concentration of high-tech public companies, ranked Singapore as sixth in the world.

  • The Global Innovation Index 2019, 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 2018
IP Protection

International Property Rights Index 2018

U.S. Chamber International IP Index 2019

Bloomberg 2019 Innovation Index

Global Innovation Index 2019

1

Finland

Finland

United States

S. Korea

Switzerland

2

Switzerland

New Zealand

United Kingdom

Germany

Sweden

3

Singapore

Switzerland

Sweden

Finland

United States of America

4

Luxembourg

Norway

France

Switzerland

Netherlands

5

Netherlands

Singapore

Germany

Israel

United Kingdom

6

United Kingdom

Sweden

Ireland

Singapore

Finland

7

Belgium

Australia

Netherlands

Sweden

Denmark

8


New Zealand

Netherlands

Japan

U.S.

Singapore

9

Hong Kong SAR

Luxembourg

Switzerland

Japan

Germany

10

France

Canada

Singapore

France

Israel