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

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

Singapore ranks 10th on US Chamber’s International IP Index

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Global Innovation Policy Center (GIPC) today released its seventh annual International Intellectual Property (IP) Index, “Inspiring Tomorrow,” which analyses the IP climate in 50 global economies. The report ranks economies based on 45 unique indicators that are critical to an innovation-led economy supported by robust patent, trademark, copyright, and trade secrets protection.

Press ReleaseFeb 07, 2019 - 7:00am

U.S. Chamber Releases 2019 International IP Index

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Global Innovation Policy Center (GIPC) today released its International IP Index, “Inspiring Tomorrow,” which assesses the intellectual property (IP) environments of 50 world economies. Covering all forms of IP, the report highlights movement in almost half the Index economies over the last year.

Press ReleaseFeb 07, 2019 - 7:00am

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

Score Improves from Previous Ranking  

Press ReleaseFeb 07, 2019 - 7:00am

India Climbs Eight Places in Global IP Rankings

India – The U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Global Innovation Policy Center (GIPC) today released its seventh annual International Intellectual Property (IP) Index, “Inspiring Tomorrow,” which analyzes the IP climate in 50 world economies. The report ranks economies based on 45 unique indicators that are critical to an innovation-led economy supported by robust patent, trademark, copyright, and trade secrets protection.