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From 2009 to 2013, the overall Canadian IPRI score decreased by 0.3%. However, the IPRI score for Canada remained the same, at 8.0, for the fourth consecutive year. Canada remains the highest ranked country in its region.
In the 2012 to 2013 there was no variation observed in both the Legal and Political Environment and the Intellectual Property component. However, there was some variation between the items. Corruption Control and Rule of Law declined by 0.1, but Political Stability increased by 0.3 points. The component Physical Property Rights saw a 0.1 point increase in score. This increase is best attributed to the increased rating in the Access to Loans item.
|Category||Score||Global Rank||Regional Rank (NA)|
|Legal and Political Environment||8.4||9 of 130||1 of 2|
|Judicial Independence||9||4 of 130||1 of 2|
|Rule of Law||8.5||10 of 130||1 of 2|
|Control of Corruption||9||10 of 130||1 of 2|
|Political Stability||7.1||16 of 130||1 of 2|
|Physical Property Rights||7.6||15 of 130||1 of 2|
|Protection of Physical Property Rights||8.6||9 of 130||1 of 2|
|Registering Property||8.7||46 of 130||2 of 2|
|Access to Loans||5.4||21 of 130||1 of 2|
|Intellectual Property Rights||8.1||10 of 130||2 of 2|
|Protection of Intellectual Property Rights||7.8||16 of 130||1 of 2|
|Patent Protection||9.3||10 of 130||2 of 2|
|Copyright Piracy||7.3||15 of 130||2 of 2|