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.
When we recognize and address challenges that women innovators, creators, and entrepreneurs face and when we foster more inclusion and creativity, all of society benefits.
Government leaders and industry experts discussed how public-private partnerships can help stop counterfeiting.
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The U.S. Chamber’s Global Innovation Policy Center champions innovation and creativity through intellectual property standards so businesses can save lives, solve problems, create jobs, advance growth, and enhance society. Our work to protect strong intellectual property rights begins in Washington, D.C., and extends to countries across the globe.
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This Hill letter was sent to the Members of the House Committee on Appropriations, ahead of the committee's markup of the Fiscal Year 2022 Financial Services and General Government Appropriations bill,
This Hill letter was sent to the Members of the United States Senate on the manager’s amendment to S. 1260, the, "United States Innovation and Competition Act."
The Fifth edition of the International IP Index benchmarks the IP framework in 53 global economies across 50 unique indicators.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Senior Vice President of the U.S. Chamber Global Innovation Policy Center Patrick Kilbride issued the following statement in response to the release of the Special 301 Report by the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR). The annual report reviews the global state of intellectual property (IP) rights protection and enforcement.
The GIPC's Innovation Ecosystems Event Keynote Session – “The Common Thread" focused on how innovation ecosystems foster innovation.
The Chamber and its Global Innovation Policy Center appreciate the opportunity to respond to the European Commission IIA on revision of general pharmaceuticals legislation, consistent with our ongoing support for the Commission’s work to remove trade barriers and protect IP.
Our comments are attached.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce released its ninth annual Intellectual Property (IP) Index, revealing IP protection improved worldwide.
U.S. Chamber releases ninth annual International IP Index as intellectual property (IP) takes center stage in combatting the global pandemic
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Following the first meeting of heads of state from the United States, Australia, India and Japan under the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue (‘Quad’) framework, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce issued the following statement:
Today, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce applauded the introduction of the Information Transparency & Personal Data Control Act. This legislation, introduced by U.S. Representative Suzan DelBene (D-WA-01), would ensure that consumers are afforded meaningful transparency that enables them to direct how personal information is used, collected, and shared.