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Between the years 2009 and 2013, the overall Norwegian IPRI score decreased by 0.3%. In the current period (2013) the IPRI score saw no variation for the fourth year in a row.
Control of Corruption and Political Stability gained 0.2 and 0.1 points, respectively which led to a 0.1 point improvement of Legal and Political Environment, in general. However, there was a 0.1 point decrease in the Physical Property Rights component score which is driven primarily by a 0.2 point decline in Access to Loans. Between 2012 and 2013, there was no change in the component of Intellectual Property Rights.
|Category||Score||Global Rank||Regional Rank (WE)|
|Legal and Political Environment||8.7||3 of 130||2 of 19|
|Judicial Independence||8.9||7 of 130||5 of 19|
|Rule of Law||8.8||3 of 130||3 of 19|
|Control of Corruption||9.3||5 of 130||4 of 19|
|Political Stability||7.7||2 of 130||2 of 19|
|Physical Property Rights||8.3||1 of 130||1 of 19|
|Protection of Physical Property Rights||8.5||12 of 130||6 of 19|
|Registering Property||10||1 of 130||1 of 19|
|Access to Loans||6.4||5 of 130||2 of 19|
|Intellectual Property Rights||7.9||15 of 130||11 of 19|
|Protection of Intellectual Property Rights||7.9||14 of 130||9 of 19|
|Patent Protection||8.6||15 of 130||11 of 19|
|Copyright Piracy||7.3||15 of 130||10 of 19|