US In Top Tier For IP Competitiveness: Survey

Law360, New York (May 12, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The United States maintained its status as a top-tier jurisdiction for intellectual property competitiveness over the past year, though it ranked at the bottom in terms of cost-effectiveness of patent enforcement, according to a survey released Tuesday by the law firm Taylor Wessing LLP.

The survey, known as the Global Intellectual Property Index, rated 24 countries in terms of how well patents, trademarks, copyrights, domain names and design protection rights were obtained, exploited, enforced and attacked. It found that the U.S., the U.K., Germany, Australia and...
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