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ByrneWallace is proud to host the launch of the Annual International IP Index

Tuesday, 24 April 2018

Hosted in the offices of ByrneWallace, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Global Innovation Policy Centre launched the sixth edition of their annual International IP Index 'Create' on Tuesday, 24 April 2018.

The report investigates the intellectual property (“IP”) climate of 50 world economies, ranking them on 40 unique indicators which benchmark activity critical to innovation development surrounding patent, trademark, copyright, and trade secrets protection.

This is the first time Ireland has featured in the Index and is ranked in sixth place out of the 50 countries listed. Key areas of strength recognised for Ireland were:

  • A robust protection of patents, trademarks, and industrial designs, including sector-specific rights;
  • A judicial mechanism for notifying online copyright infringers and disabling access to infringing content online;
  • Promotion of IP as an economic asset and raise awareness of IP importance; and
  • A judicial system considered to be relatively efficient.

The Index identified that there is a growing global commitment to IP-driven creativity and innovation, with the majority of countries strengthening their IP systems in an effort to encourage ideas to be brought to market. 

The International IP Index can be viewed here.

Pictured left-right: Colin Sainsbury Partner, (ByrneWallace), Kelly Anderson (Director, International Policy at Global Innovation Policy Centre- US Chamber of Commerce), Ashley Kennedy (Director, International Policy), and Brian Cotter (Public Affairs Director, American Chamber of Commerce Ireland).