February 5, 2015 — Yesterday, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Global Intellectual Property Center (GIPC) released its 2015 International IP Index. For the second year in a row, Nigeria’s overall percentage score was 9.8 out of 30, placing the country 25th out of the 30 countries assessed. The report, titled UP: Unlimited Potential,” found that 20 of the 30 economies examined improved their scores from 2014. The United States received the highest ranking, while Thailand received the lowest.
The 30 indicators extracted from the GIPC Index highlight some of the key policy challenges for Nigeria in comparison with other countries. Other countries included in the Index are Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates (UAE), United Kingdom (UK), United States (U.S.), and Vietnam.