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Intellectual Property

Every innovation that improves lives, advances society, and drives our economy starts with an idea. Strong intellectual property rights—including patents, trademarks, and copyrights—protect and incentivize those ideas. When inventors, researchers, engineers, artists, and entrepreneurs have legal certainty that their work will be protected and rewarded, they can keep the transformative ideas coming. Intellectual property protections also shield consumers from dangerous fake and counterfeit goods, giving people assurances that products—from life-saving medicines to toys—are safe and authentic. 

2023 International IP Index

Now in the eleventh edition, the International IP Index benchmarks the IP framework in 55 global economies across 50 unique indicators.

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The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) will see global leaders navigate debates over IP waivers.

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How a renewed and principled approach to intellectual property is key to unlocking America’s full innovative and creative potential in the 21st century.

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