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Unlimited Potential: Intellectual Property in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)
The Global Intellectual Property Center’s International IP Index measures the intellectual property environment in 30 economies, including each of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiating countries. The GIPC Index illustrates that the strength of intellectual property laws varies widely among TPP parties. Further, the index demonstrates direct linkages between a strong IP environment and the achievement of a number of highly desirable socio-economic goals; accordingly, an investment by the TPP parties in a strong, well-rounded intellectual property chapter would be likely to bring significant and direct benefits to each country.