A robust regulatory framework for intellectual property is a crucial factor for many companies when making their global expansion decisions. The study, by Z/Yen Group Limited on behalf of Taylor Wessing, presents a statistical comparison of how jurisdictions are viewed in terms of intellectual property competitiveness.

The study found that cost was not a major factor in the rankings – jurisdictions where costs of obtaining and enforcing trademarks, patents and copyright were high generally featured near the top of the rankings.


The rankings comprised five tiers of which the UK, the US and Germany are in the top tier, while Brazil, China, India and Russia make up the lowest tier.