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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Press ReleaseJun 18, 2019 - 7:00am

U.S. Chamber Study Shows Significant Impact of Digital Piracy on U.S. Economy

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Global Innovation Policy Center (GIPC), in partnership with NERA Economic Consulting, today published a new study, Impacts of Digital Video Piracy on the U.S. Economy, detailing the economic impact digital video piracy has on the U.S. economy.

Above the FoldJun 17, 2019 - 1:45pm
North America Connected

Expanding Digital Trade and IP Protection are Crucial for U.S. Small Business Growth

As online shopping grows in popularity, U.S. small businesses are finding unlimited growth potential in international markets.

EventJun 12, 2019 - 1:00pm to Jun 13, 2019 - 2:00pm
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USIBC India Ideas Summit & 44th Annual Meeting

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s U.S.-India Business Council will host the India Ideas Summit: Connecting Cities and States on June 12-13. The event will convene high ranking government officials from the U.S. and India, C-suite executives and thought leaders to discuss the future of work, defense cooperation, healthcare, data security, supply chains, corporate sustainability and more.

Press ReleaseMay 03, 2019 - 11:45am

U.S. Chamber Statement on the CASE Act

Frank Cullen, Vice President of U.S. Policy at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's Global Innovation Policy Center (GIPC), issued the following statement today about the introduction of the Copyright Alternative in Small Claims Enforcement Act (CASE Act).

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.

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 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):

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: