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Intellectual Property

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. 

Top Takeaways from the U.S. Chamber’s 2023 State of American Business Address

This year’s State of American Business speech sets out an 'Agenda for American Strength': an aspirational and forward-looking plan to set up the country and its business community for long-term success.

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We Can’t Stand Still: Why America Must Lead on Innovation

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Trade and innovation are both essential to U.S. prosperity — and it turns out they are closely related. Here's why America must lead on trade and innovation.

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How Government Can Protect Intellectual Property and Personal Data

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Learn about ways government leaders are protecting the United States from cyberattacks that could steal intellectual property and personal data.

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