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

LetterJun 20, 2018 - 2:15pm

FY 2019 Homeland Security Appropriations Bill

This letter was sent to the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Senate Appropriations Committee ahead of their markup tomorrow of the Fiscal Year 2019 Homeland Security Appropriations bill.

LetterMay 15, 2018 - 11:15am

S. 2823, the "Music Modernization Act"

This letter was sent to the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Senate Judiciary Committee in support of S. 2823, the “Music Modernization Act.”

LetterApr 25, 2018 - 1:30pm

U.S. Chamber Key Vote Letter: H.R. 5447, the "Music Modernization Act"

This Key Vote letter was sent to member of the U.S. House of Representatives in support of H.R. 5447, the “Music Modernization Act.”  

Above the FoldMar 06, 2018 - 3:00pm
A mail crate sits in a package bin at the United States Postal Service in Washington, D.C.

What We Know – and What We Don’t – About Counterfeit Goods and Small Parcels

Small parcels are an easy means to distribute fake and often dangerous goods.

Above the FoldFeb 12, 2018 - 9:00am
GIPC's International IP Index

Protect IP to Maintain Economic Success

GIPC just released its international IP Index, which evaluates what 50 countries are doing to attract innovation and creative industries.

ReportFeb 08, 2018 - 6:00pm
GIPC IP Index Cover Image 2018

U.S. Chamber International IP Index

The U.S. Chamber’s 2018 International IP Index, with its 40 discrete indicators covering policy, law, regulation, and enforcement, seeks to answer one simple question: Does a given economy’s intellectual property system provide a reliable basis for investment in the innovation and creativity lifecycle?

EventFeb 08, 2018 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm
IP Champions Event Graphic

2018 International IP Index “Create” Reception

2018 International IP Index ​benchmarks ​the ​IP ​environment ​in ​50 ​global ​economies ​and ​demonstrates ​how ​IP-driven ​innovation ​and ​creativity ​drive ​global ​economic ​competitiveness.

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: