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.

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Recent Activity

Letters to CongressMay 02, 2019 - 11:45am

U.S. Chamber Letter Supporting S. 1273 and H.R. 2426, "CASE Act"

This letter was sent to the House and Senate, supporting H.R. 2426 and S. 1273, the Copyright Alternative in Small-Claims Enforcement (CASE) Act.

Press ReleaseApr 25, 2019 - 12:00pm

U.S. Chamber Welcomes USTR Special 301 Report

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Chamber Senior Vice President of the Global Innovation Policy Center Patrick Kilbride issued the following statement in response to the release of the 2019 Special 301 Report by the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR):

Above the FoldApr 25, 2019 - 12:00pm
Domagoj Vida of Croatia heads a ball during the FIFA World Cup final match in Moscow, Russia, on Sunday, July 15, 2018.

Quick Take: Your Primer on World IP Day and IP’s Role in Sports

IP rights and incentives are what encourage and protect important innovations and mechanisms that power the sports world.

Press ReleaseApr 08, 2019 - 11:00am

U.S. Chamber Recognizes Maharashtra Cyber Unit as 2019 IP Champions in India

MUMBAI; April 8, 2019 – Today, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Global Innovation Policy Center (GIPC) and U.S.-India Business Council (USIBC) hosted “Creative India: Honoring the Legacy, Fostering the Future” to identify ways the U.S. and India can join forces to combat online piracy and protect cross-border innovation and creativity.

Press ReleaseApr 03, 2019 - 5:45pm

U.S. Chamber Statement on White House Anti-Counterfeiting Memorandum

WASHINGTON, D.C.—U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Global Innovation Policy Center (GIPC) Chairman of the Board Raymond F Kerins Jr., Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs at Bayer USA, issued the following statement today regarding President’s Trump’s memorandum on combating trafficking in counterfeit and pirated goods:

Press ReleaseMar 27, 2019 - 1:00pm

U.S. Chamber Statement on Appointment of Karyn Temple as Register of Copyrights

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 appointment of Karyn Temple as the Register of Copyrights:

Press ReleaseMar 26, 2019 - 8:00am

Driving Economic Competitiveness through Intellectual Property Policy in ASEAN

Bangkok - The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Global Innovation Policy Center (GIPC) today hosted Driving Economic Competitiveness through Intellectual Property Policy in ASEAN to showcase how intellectual property fuels innovation, creativity, and competition across the globe.

Above the FoldFeb 08, 2019 - 12:00pm
U.S. Chamber International IP Index, 7th Edition: Inspiring Tomorrow

2019 IP Index Shows IP Protections Increase Countries’ Global Competitiveness

IP-driven economies are 55% more likely to adapt to sophisticated, state-of-the-art technology, and are 26% more competitive overall.

EventFeb 07, 2019 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm

2019 U.S. Chamber International IP Index Reception

On February 7, the GIPC will launch the 2019 U.S. Chamber International IP Index “Inspiring Tomorrow.” Benchmarking the IP framework in 50 global economies, the 2019 Index illustrates that IP is the driving force behind the transformative growth of innovation and creativity in global markets. Now in its 7th edition, the 2019 Index demonstrates how effective IP protection fuels economic growth, global competitiveness, and the creation of 21st century knowledge-based economies.

Press ReleaseFeb 07, 2019 - 7:00am

Malaysia ranks 24th in U.S. Chamber’s International IP Index

Score Improves from Previous Ranking