The specific intellectual property rankings are also notable as they highlight the absurdity of the IIPA's ongoing campaign characterizing India as weak on IP. Canada's ranks 50th in the survey for intellectual property rights, tied with countries such as France, the UK, and New Zealand . The ranking is all the more remarkable since one of the primary data sources for the ranking is the IIPA itself. In other words, even after using IIPA data, India ranks alongside many other countries that are typically applauded by the IIPA for their IP policies.
In fact, the IIPA recommended ten countries for inclusion on the USTR Special 301 Priority Watch List: Argentina, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, India, Indonesia, Mexico, People's Republic of China, the Philippines and Russia.
- Argentina - 67
- Chile - 49
- China - 63
- Costa Rica - 67
- India - 50
- Indonesia - 108
- Mexico - 59
- Philippines - 63
- Russia - 72
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