India Failed in IP (Intellectual Property) Index – 2017
India has been ranked the second worst on intellectual property rights in a ranking of 38 countries that was carried out by the Global Intellectual Property Centre (GIPC). This is for the fifth consecutive year that India has been ranked at the bottom in the index. It was ranked last or next-to-last in the previous four years. Last year, India was placed 37 out of 38 countries and scored a low 7.0 out of a maximum 30 points.
The report said that though India made some increment this year, the Indian government has to do a lot more to build up a positive impression of its IPR policy with adequate legislative reforms that innovators require.