UK - Best IP system in the world

November 2013

The UK IP system is the best in the world, according to the latest Global Intellectual Property Index report, published 12 November 2013.

In a comparison with 36 world IP regimes, the UK ranked top for both trade mark and copyright regimes, second for patents and fifth for designs.

The UKIPO was specifically praised for the quality of its services.  Reform of the legal framework, in particular the progress of the Patents County Court, newly renamed IP Enterprise Court, was noted as being popular with those seeking "fast but fair" expert proceedings for simple technology cases.