Every innovation that improves lives, advances society, and drives our economy starts with an idea. Strong intellectual property rights—including patents, trademarks, and copyrights—protect and incentivize those ideas. When inventors, researchers, engineers, artists, and entrepreneurs have legal certainty that their work will be protected and rewarded, they can keep the transformative ideas coming. Intellectual property protections also shield consumers from dangerous fake and counterfeit goods, giving people assurances that products—from life-saving medicines to toys—are safe and authentic.
Worldwide trade in counterfeit and fake goods amounts to more than $500 billion each year. With the holiday shopping season about to kick off, here are some ways to avoid fake goods and shop smart.
- Intellectual Property: A Primer for BusinessesIssues surrounding intellectual property rights in the U.S. have a significant impact on the business community. Here’s what businesses need to know.
- Why Intellectual Property Protection Matters in the Time of CoronavirusStrong intellectual property protections will be important as private industry and government work together to find a cure for COVID-19.
- How Can the U.S. Government Better Protect Companies from CyberattacksHere are some ways government leaders are protecting the United States from cyberattacks that could steal intellectual property and personal data.
The U.S. Chamber’s Global Innovation Policy Center champions innovation and creativity through intellectual property standards so businesses can save lives, solve problems, create jobs, advance growth, and enhance society. Our work to protect strong intellectual property rights begins in Washington, D.C., and extends to countries across the globe.
Learn about ways government leaders are protecting the United States from cyberattacks that could steal intellectual property and personal data.
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- InternationalThird Annual Transatlantic Business Works SummitWednesday, December 08 - Thursday, December 0909:00 AM EST - 01:00 PM EST
- InternationalSpotlight on Central America: The Call to Action and Partnership for Central AmericaMonday, December 1301:45 PM EST - 03:45 PM EST
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- Mar 29, 2017Celebrating Ingenuity & Innovation During Women’s History Month These women span every industry and saturate every community.
- Mar 23, 2017U.S. Chamber Supports Congressional Copyright Office Bill WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S.
- Mar 21, 2017U.S. Chamber Statement on Eli Lilly v. Canada Patent Ruling WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Chamber of Commerce Vice President of International Intellectual Property Patrick Kilbride today responded to a NAFTA tribunal ruling on a patent dispute between pharmaceutical company Eli Lilly and the Canadian government:
- Feb 20, 2017The State of American Intellectual Property: Protecting American Jobs IP-driven jobs contribute to the local economy in every single state and in every single county in the United States.
- Feb 13, 2017IP: The Roots of Innovation The United States has long been one of the most innovative nations on earth. So what sets us apart?
- Feb 08, 2017U.S. Still at Top of the Heap for IP Protection The GIPC index looks at IP standards in 45 countries.
- Feb 08, 2017U.S. Chamber Releases Index on World IP Policies New Research Reveals Trends in 45 Economies Around the World WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Chamber of Commerce today released its 5th annual International IP Index, “The Roots of Innovation,” rating 45 world economies on patents, trademarks, copyright, trade secrets, enforcement, and international treaties. The economies benchmarked in the 2017 Index account for 90 percent of global gross domestic product (GDP).
- Jan 11, 20172017 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 11, 2017.