BULGARIA
Region: EASTERN EUROPE AND CENTRAL ASIA
128
of
66
Global Rank: 
20
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11
Region Rank:

Bulgaria’s IPRI score increased by 0.1 to 5.0 placing it 11th in Eastern Europe and Central Asia and 66th in the world. Bulgaria is classified by the IMF as a part of the Emerging and Developing Europe group and by the World Bank as an upper middle income nation, and it is a member of the European Union.
Bulgaria’s score in the Legal and Political Environment Subindex increased by 0.1 to 4.3 with scores of 2.8 in Judicial Independence, 4.8 in Rule of Law, 5.2 in Political Stability, and 4.4 in Control of Corruption. Bulgaria’s score in the Physical Property Rights Subindex remained the same at 5.7 with scores of 4.3 in Property Rights, 3.3 in Ease of Access to Loans, and 9.6 in Registering Property. The Intellectual Property Rights Subindex increased by 0.1 to 5.0 with scores of 3.5 in Intellectual Property Protection, 3.7 in Copyright Piracy Level, and 7.8 in Patent Protection.


IPRI Overall




  Score Globally Regionally
Overall 5.0 66 of 128 11 of 20
Legal and Political 4.3 73 of 128 14 of 20
Physical 5.7 70 of 128 9 of 20
Intellectual 5.0 67 of 128 11 of 20


Legal and Political Environmental




  Score Globally Regionally
Overall 4.3 73 of 128 14 of 20
Judicial Independence 2.8 106 of 128 15 of 20
Rule of Law 4.8 62 of 128 14 of 20
Political Stability 5.2 59 of 128 14 of 20
Control of Corruption 4.4 66 of 128 16 of 20


Physical Property Rights




  Score Globally Regionally
Overall 5.7 70 of 128 9 of 20
Protection of Physical Property 4.3 105 of 128 13 of 20
Registering Property 9.6 25 of 127 4 of 20
Access to Loan 3.3 52 of 128 5 of 20


Intellectual Property Rights




  Score Globally Regionally
Overall 5.0 67 of 128 11 of 20
Protection of Intellectual Property Rights 3.5 107 of 128 16 of 20
Patent Protection 7.8 33 of 108 6 of 10
Copyright Protection 3.7 60 of 104 13 of 20
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