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

Press ReleaseOct 31, 2018 - 3:00am

U.S. and Indian Business Organizations Launch Dialogue on IP Collaboration

New Delhi, India – The U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Global Innovation Policy Center (GIPC) and the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI), in partnership with the U.S. Chamber’s U.S.-India Business Council, launched a new dialogue around a solutions-driven approach to intellectual property (IP) policy, innovation, and inclusive growth. The dialogue brings together leaders from the U.S. and Indian government and the Indo-U.S. business community in New Delhi.

Press ReleaseSep 25, 2018 - 5:15pm

U.S. Chamber Statement on Passage of the Music Modernization Act

WASHINGTON, D.C.—U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Global Innovation Policy Center (GIPC) President and CEO David Hirschmann issued the following statement today regarding the passage of the Music Modernization Act (MMA):

EventSep 24, 2018 - 8:00am to 6:00pm

The New Digital Economy: Creating Thailand-U.S. Commercial Opportunities

Focusing on this next stage of Thailand’s development, we will explore the frameworks and policy needed to promote the growth of cutting edge industries.

Press ReleaseSep 13, 2018 - 9:00am

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Global Innovation Policy Center Celebrates IP Leaders at 2018 Champions Gala

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Global Innovation Policy Center (GIPC) last night hosted its 6th annual IP Champions event, Ideas in Bloom, to showcase how intellectual property fuels innovation, creativity, and competition in the United States and across the globe. The event brought together policymakers, healthcare professionals, the entertainment industry, academia, law enforcement, and technology experts to celebrate those who generate jobs, encourage innovation and creativity, ensure safety, and promote access to new products and services.

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.”