Intellectual Property

Our economy is driven by the need to innovate, create, and develop new ways to serve consumers, and industries that rely on intellectual property (IP) play an essential role.

When inventors, researchers, engineers, artists, and entrepreneurs know that their work will be protected and rewarded through strong IP rights—including patents, trademarks, and copyrights—they have the certainty and the incentive to keep the economy-boosting innovations coming. Moreover, IP protections guard consumers against dangerous fakes and counterfeit goods.

Projects and Programs

Recent Activity

EventSep 12, 2018 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Key graphic for IP Champions Gala

2018 IP Champions Gala

The IP Champions Gala recognizes America’s creators & innovators—in fields from fashion to film, tech to medicine—who have captured our imaginations, enriched our lives, created jobs, and helped make our economy the most diverse and dynamic in the world.

LetterJul 24, 2018 - 5:00pm

Fiscal Year 2019 Homeland Security Appropriations Bill

This letter was sent to the Chairman and Ranking Member of the House Appropriations Committee ahead of the markup of the Fiscal Year 2019 Homeland Security Appropriations bill tomorrow morning.

LetterJul 18, 2018 - 9:00am

Key Vote Alert! - H.R. 6147, Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2019

This Key Vote Alert! letter was sent to all members of the U.S. House of Representatives regarding the Chamber’s recommendations for H.R. 6147, Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2019.

Press ReleaseJun 21, 2018 - 3:15pm

U.S. Chamber Releases Study on Intellectual Property in the Global Sports Economy

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Global Innovation Policy Center (GIPC) today released a new study, “Leveraging Intellectual Property in the Global Sports Economy,” which outlines the central role of intellectual property (IP) in the modern sports industry.

LetterJun 20, 2018 - 2:15pm

FY 2019 Homeland Security Appropriations Bill

This letter was sent to the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Senate Appropriations Committee ahead of their markup tomorrow of the Fiscal Year 2019 Homeland Security Appropriations bill.

LetterMay 15, 2018 - 11:15am

S. 2823, the "Music Modernization Act"

This letter was sent to the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Senate Judiciary Committee in support of S. 2823, the “Music Modernization Act.”

LetterApr 25, 2018 - 1:30pm

U.S. Chamber Key Vote Letter: H.R. 5447, the "Music Modernization Act"

This Key Vote letter was sent to member of the U.S. House of Representatives in support of H.R. 5447, the “Music Modernization Act.”  

Above the FoldMar 06, 2018 - 3:00pm
A mail crate sits in a package bin at the United States Postal Service in Washington, D.C.

What We Know – and What We Don’t – About Counterfeit Goods and Small Parcels

Small parcels are an easy means to distribute fake and often dangerous goods.

Above the FoldFeb 12, 2018 - 9:00am
GIPC's International IP Index

Protect IP to Maintain Economic Success

GIPC just released its international IP Index, which evaluates what 50 countries are doing to attract innovation and creative industries.

ReportFeb 08, 2018 - 6:00pm
GIPC IP Index Cover Image 2018

U.S. Chamber International IP Index

The U.S. Chamber’s 2018 International IP Index, with its 40 discrete indicators covering policy, law, regulation, and enforcement, seeks to answer one simple question: Does a given economy’s intellectual property system provide a reliable basis for investment in the innovation and creativity lifecycle?