SWITZERLAND
Region: WESTERN EUROPE
128
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5
Global Rank: 
19
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4
Region Rank:

Switzerland’s IPRI score increased by 0.1 to 8.2 placing it 4th in Western Europe and 5th in the world. Switzerland is classified by the IMF as part of the Advanced Economies group and the World Bank as a high income OECD country. It is a member of the European Free Trade Association (EFTA).
The Legal and Political Environment Subindex increased by 0.2 to 8.7 with scores of 8.8 in Judicial Independence, 9.0 in Rule of Law, 7.5 in Political Stability, and 9.4 in Control of Corruption. The Physical Property Rights Subindex increased by 0.1 to 7.6 with scores of 8.9 in Property Rights, 9.5 in Registering Property, and 4.3 in Ease of Access to Loans. The Intellectual Property Rights Subindex increased by 0.2 to 8.3 with scores of 8.7 in Intellectual Property Protection, 8.4 in Patent Protection, and 7.6 in Copyright Piracy Level.


IPRI Overall




  Score Globally Regionally
Overall 8.2 5 of 128 4 of 19
Legal and Political 8.7 4 of 128 3 of 19
Physical 7.6 12 of 128 5 of 19
Intellectual 8.3 7 of 128 5 of 19


Legal and Political Environmental




  Score Globally Regionally
Overall 8.7 4 of 128 3 of 19
Judicial Independence 8.8 6 of 128 4 of 19
Rule of Law 9.0 5 of 128 4 of 19
Political Stability 7.5 5 of 128 4 of 19
Control of Corruption 9.4 4 of 128 3 of 19


Physical Property Rights




  Score Globally Regionally
Overall 7.6 12 of 128 5 of 19
Protection of Physical Property 8.9 2 of 128 2 of 19
Registering Property 9.5 36 of 127 8 of 19
Access to Loan 4.3 27 of 128 7 of 19


Intellectual Property Rights




  Score Globally Regionally
Overall 8.3 7 of 128 5 of 19
Protection of Intellectual Property Rights 8.7 3 of 128 3 of 19
Patent Protection 8.4 25 of 108 16 of 19
Copyright Protection 7.6 9 of 104 5 of 19
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Ranks Country Rating
1 FINLAND 8.4
2 NEW ZEALAND 8.3
3 LUXEMBOURG 8.3
4 NORWAY 8.3
5 SWITZERLAND 8.2
6 SINGAPORE 8.1
7 SWEDEN 8.1
8 JAPAN 8.1
9 NETHERLANDS 8.0
10 CANADA 8.0
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