The Civet cat might be most famous for its involvement in the outbreak of SARS in Asia, or more recently he is the star producer of the world's most expensive coffee. However, now CIVETS has a new coinage. Move over BRICS, here come the CIVETS.
Coined by Robert Ward, global forecasting director for the EIU, the CIVETS consists of the following countries: Colombia, Indonesia, Vietnam, Egypt, Turkey and South Africa and are tipped as the next wave of emerging markets after the BRICS. I'll be doing some research on these to see what exciting patents and IP these countries are developing.
If anyone has a favorite patent search that they use for these countries, I'd love to know :)