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From 2009 to 2013, the overall Swedish IPRI score decreased by 0.6%. Between 2012 and 2013 Sweden’s IPRI score decreased by 0.1 points, to 8.4.
The component Legal and Political Environment remained the same between 2012 and 2013 at 8.7. The minor variations in Judicial Independence and Control of Corruption are balanced by an increase in Political Stability. There were, however, 0.2 point losses for both Physical Property Rights and Intellectual Property Rights. The reduction in Physical Property Rights is due to a 0.5 point decline in Protection of Physical Property Rights and a 0.3 point loss in Registering Property. Furthermore, the loss of 0.2 points in Intellectual Property Rights can be attributed to a 0.6 point decline in Protection 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||8.9||1 of 130||1 of 19|
|Control of Corruption||9.4||3 of 130||2 of 19|
|Political Stability||7.5||6 of 130||5 of 19|
|Physical Property Rights||8.2||3 of 130||3 of 19|
|Protection of Physical Property Rights||8.4||13 of 130||7 of 19|
|Registering Property||9.6||7 of 130||3 of 19|
|Access to Loans||6.5||4 of 130||1 of 19|
|Intellectual Property Rights||8.2||7 of 130||5 of 19|
|Protection of Intellectual Property Rights||8||9 of 130||6 of 19|
|Patent Protection||9.1||7 of 130||5 of 19|
|Copyright Piracy||7.6||8 of 130||3 of 19|