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.
2024 International IP Index
The 12th edition of the U.S. Chamber’s International IP Index is a comprehensive assessment of the world’s intellectual property frameworks. It shows the power of smart policies to foster innovation, creativity, and economic growth and unlock opportunity.
The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) will see global leaders navigate debates over IP waivers.
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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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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Copyright is essential to ensuring artists, writers, musicians, content creators, and designers can make a livelihood and protect their creative works.
This Hill letter was sent to Members of the United States Congress on the "No Free TRIPS Act" and the "Protecting American Innovation Act."
For a decade, the International IP Index has helped economies better understand their unique intellectual property systems to improve and drive economic progress.
The 10th Annual International IP Index benchmarks the IP framework in 55 global economies across 50 unique indicators.
The Biden Administration should prioritize filling these three executive branch vacancies critical to the protection and success of America’s creators.
Intellectual property enabled the discovery of lifesaving COVID-19 vaccines. Here’s why calls to waive IP rights would undermine medical innovation and our ability to respond to the next pandemic.