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India, others admonished for weak patent policies

Published on Jan 30, 2014 12:25 AM

WASHINGTON (AFP) - India ranked at the bottom of 25 countries on intellectual property protection in a survey released Wednesday by a US business association.

The US Chamber of Commerce report said Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia and Argentina also scored low in its ranking on protection for patents, copyrights and trademarks.

The chamber released its International Intellectual Property Index, expanding the survey to 25 countries.

The ranking is based on efforts to protect the copyrights and patents that protect goods and services ranging from pharmaceuticals to software to Hollywood films.

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