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

 

The U.S. Chamber continues to champion and defend IP rights, which are vital to creating jobs, saving lives, advancing economic growth, and generating solutions to global challenges. 


Our Priorities

Priorities

  • Deliver an industry vision for the next generation of trade agreements drawing on the U.S. Chamber’s Global Innovation Policy Center’s (GIPC’s) multisector expertise. 
  • Advocate domestically to promote pro-IP messaging with an emphasis on congressional and administration engagement to ensure that effective policies, regulations, legislation, and enforcement programs are adopted and/or maintained. 
  • Gain a strategic foothold in the capitals of Europe, China, Brazil, India, Canada, and South Africa to counter the anti-IP narratives in these markets and in multilateral institutions and leverage GIPC’s International IP Index. 
  • Continue the fight against price controls and other market-restrictive measures that prevent innovators and creators from earning a return on investment through the Fair Value for Innovation campaign. 
  • Positively condition the global enforcement environment to disrupt criminal networks that traffic in counterfeit and pirated goods and prioritize opportunities with law enforcement, U.S. Ports of Entry, and the Office of the Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator to promote best practices. 

Recent Activity

Above the FoldFeb 10, 2020 - 9:00am
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Strong Global IP Rights Will Unleash Economic Growth

IP rights are the backbone of our economy, rewarding inventors for their risk-taking and ingenuity.

EventFeb 05, 2020 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm
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2020 U.S. Chamber IP Index Launch Reception

The Chamber's Global Innovation Policy Center welcomes you to join us for a reception with the IP stakeholder community as it launches the 8th edition of the U.S. Chamber International IP Index, “The Art of the Possible.”

ReportFeb 05, 2020 - 8:00am
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2020 International IP Index

The U.S. Chamber International IP Index benchmarks the IP framework in 53 global markets, representing over 90% of global GDP. The IP Index evaluates the ecosystem in each economy across 50 unique indicators which industry believes represent economies with the most effective IP systems. The IP Index serves as a roadmap for policymakers who seek to support innovation, creativity, and economic growth through more robust IP policy.

Press ReleaseFeb 05, 2020 (All day)

With Sustained Momentum for Intellectual Property, India Gains Ground, New U.S. Chamber Report Shows

U.S. Chamber releases eighth annual International IP Index

Press ReleaseFeb 04, 2020 - 5:00pm

When Nations Protect Intellectual Property, the Global Economy Wins, New U.S. Chamber Report Shows

Today, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Global Innovation Policy Center (GIPC) released its eighth annual International IP Index, “Art of the Possible.” The new report evaluates how 53 global economies approach intellectual property (IP)—from patent and copyright policies to commercialization of IP assets and ratification of international treaties.

Press ReleaseJan 24, 2020 - 10:00am

U.S. Chamber Response to Homeland Security Report on Combatting Trafficking in Counterfeit and Pirated Goods

WASHINGTON, D.C. — David Hirschmann, President & CEO of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Global Innovation Policy Center (GIPC), released the following statement in response to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Report on Combatting Trafficking in Counterfeit and Pirated Goods.

SpeechJan 09, 2020 - 10:00am

2020 State of American Business Speech: A Year of Meaningful Action

U.S. Chamber President Tom Donohue's remarks on the State of American Business as prepared for delivery on January 9, 2020.

Press ReleaseJan 09, 2020 - 10:00am

U.S. Chamber CEO: Action is the Only Option

Today, U.S. Chamber of Commerce CEO Thomas J. Donohue gave the annual State of American Business address, where he outlined top priorities for the business community in the coming year. During the event, the Chamber highlighted several business leaders who are finding solutions in the face of uncertainty and called upon government leaders to adopt the must-do spirit of American business to address challenges and seize opportunities in Washington, in the states, and around the world.

Press ReleaseJan 09, 2020 - 10:00am

Donohue: 'Engaging with the world is our best strategy for strong national security and lasting prosperity'

Today U.S. Chamber CEO Thomas J. Donohue cautioned that the United States must continue to engage on the world stage or risk being left behind in his annual State of American Business Address.