The Executive Summary for the 2018 Index
The sixth edition of the U.S. Chamber International IP Index “Create” is a blueprint for countries seeking to become true knowledge- based economies through an e ective intellectual property (IP) architecture. Every individual economy represents a blank canvas, with policymakers using broad strokes in
the form of IP policy to paint their country’s innovative and creative futures.
The Index benchmarks economies using 40 indicators in eight categories. New indicators in the areas of commercialization and systemic e ciency provide a more complete, bottom- to-top picture of the investments countries
are making in support of domestic innovation and creativity. The 2018 Index includes ve new economies – Costa Rica, Ireland, Jordan, Morocco, and the Netherlands – bringing
the total number of economies benchmarked to 50.