International Property Rights Index

IPRI

This index compares the protection of property rights – physical and intellectual – across countries. IPRI investigates the effects of a country’s legal and political environment as well as the recognition and enforcement of physical and intellectual property rights on the economic development of a country.
 
Here are the top 10 countries with the strongest property rights:
 
  1. Finland
  2. Sweden
  3. New Zealand
  4. Norway
  5. Netherlands
  6. Switzerland
  7. Luxembourg
  8. Singapore
  9. Canada
  10. Denmark
 
The USA ranks #17, behind Germany and just ahead of Ireland.
 

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