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Azerbaijan included in world ranking on property rights

21 JANUARY 2016, 17:05 (GMT+04:00)

By Huseyn Valiyev – Trend:

Property Rights Alliance published a report based on the "International Property Rights Index" and included Azerbaijan in the annual world ranking on property rights for the first time, Azerbaijani Copyright Agency told Trend.

This year's survey covered 129 countries, with Azerbaijan being 103rd. Index and rating, which include a number of indicators also assess the protection of intellectual property rights.

In the analysis, Azerbaijan scored 2.8 points in the Intellectual Property Rights Subindex, along with the 4.2 points for "protection of intellectual property" and 1.5 points in the "piracy rate".

Having scored 4.2 points for "protection of intellectual property", Azerbaijan settled for 73rd spot among 129 countries.

In case with the "piracy rate", Azerbaijan took 95th spot among 105 countries.

According to the report, the piracy rate in Azerbaijan has declined in 10 years from 96 to 85 percent, it still remains high, and that adds to the overall score of 2.8 points for the country.

In this context, combating piracy, primarily online piracy, remains a relevant problem.

Meanwhile, Azerbaijan's score of 2.8 is the highest in South Caucasus, as according to the report, Georgia scored 2.2 points, while Armenia settled for 2.7 points.

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