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

Above the FoldFeb 08, 2018 - 4:00pm
Sixth edition of the U.S. Chamber International IP Index: “Create”

IP Index Shows a Growing Global Commitment to Protecting Intellectual Property

World-changing IP-driven innovation requires teamwork on a global scale.

Press ReleaseFeb 08, 2018 - 10:15am

U.S. Chamber Releases Sixth Annual International IP Index

Latest Report Ranks Commitment to Innovation for 50 Economies Around the World

Press ReleaseJan 12, 2018 - 5:15pm

U.S. Chamber Statement on USTR Notorious Markets List

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Chamber Global Innovation Policy Center (GIPC) President and CEO David Hirschmann released the following statement today in response to the release of USTR’s Notorious Markets list: 

SpeechJan 10, 2018 - 9:00am

2018 State of American Business Address

U.S. Chamber President Tom Donohue's remarks on the State of American Business as prepared for delivery on January 10, 2018.

EventDec 13, 2017 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm
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GIPC’s 11th Annual IP Attaché Roundtable

The program provides a unique opportunity to engage with the assembled IP Attachés for a discussion about recent IP trends.

Above the FoldNov 22, 2017 - 12:00pm
Christmas online shopping

Count Out Counterfeits this Holiday Season: Top Ten Tips to #ShopSafe

This holiday shopping season many Americans will find the perfect gift, but some will end up with more than they bargained for.

Above the FoldNov 20, 2017 - 9:00am
U.S. Chamber IP Champions Gala 2017

Entrepreneurs Hold Keys to the Future

During National Entrepreneurship Month, the Chamber honors innovators by promoting policies that protect and prioritize business creation.

Press ReleaseNov 15, 2017 - 11:00am

U.S. Chamber’s GIPC Honors IP Leaders at 2017 IP Champions Gala

Awardees Recognized for Efforts to Promote Innovation and Protect IP Rights Across America and the Globe

EventNov 14, 2017 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
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2017 IP Champions Gala

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Global Intellectual Property Center hosts its IP Champions gala to showcase the economic and cultural impact of intellectual property (IP). The event brings together a wide array of industries to celebrate the creators of jobs, innovation, safety, and access.

Above the FoldSep 18, 2017 - 1:00pm
North America Connected

The Role of Intellectual Property in NAFTA Modernization

A region-wide commitment in support of the innovative and creative sectors will benefit all three economies.