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.
2024 International IP Index
The 12th edition of the U.S. Chamber’s International IP Index is a comprehensive assessment of the world’s intellectual property frameworks. It shows the power of smart policies to foster innovation, creativity, and economic growth and unlock opportunity.
The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) will see global leaders navigate debates over IP waivers.
How a renewed and principled approach to intellectual property is key to unlocking America’s full innovative and creative potential in the 21st century.
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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.
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Congress is considering creating a small claims court that allows small businesses to defend their copyrights.
Digital video piracy deprives the U.S. economy of at least $29.2 billion in reduced revenue each year.
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. While the proliferation of streaming services provides consumers with unprecedented choice, content, and convenience, it also presents new challenges.
As online shopping grows in popularity, U.S. small businesses are finding unlimited growth potential in international markets.
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).
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.
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):
IP rights and incentives are what encourage and protect important innovations and mechanisms that power the sports world.
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. The event took place at the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel in Mumbai and brought together industry leaders and enforcement authorities from the U.S.
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: