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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.

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Above the FoldNov 22, 2017 - 12:00pm
Christmas online shopping

Count Out Counterfeits this Holiday Season: Top Ten Tips to #ShopSafe

This holiday shopping season many Americans will find the perfect gift, but some will end up with more than they bargained for.

Above the FoldNov 20, 2017 - 9:00am
U.S. Chamber IP Champions Gala 2017

Entrepreneurs Hold Keys to the Future

During National Entrepreneurship Month, the Chamber honors innovators by promoting policies that protect and prioritize business creation.

Press ReleaseNov 15, 2017 - 11:00am

U.S. Chamber’s GIPC Honors IP Leaders at 2017 IP Champions Gala

Awardees Recognized for Efforts to Promote Innovation and Protect IP Rights Across America and the Globe

EventNov 14, 2017 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
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2017 IP Champions Gala

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Global Intellectual Property Center hosts its IP Champions gala to showcase the economic and cultural impact of intellectual property (IP). The event brings together a wide array of industries to celebrate the creators of jobs, innovation, safety, and access.

Above the FoldSep 18, 2017 - 1:00pm
North America Connected

The Role of Intellectual Property in NAFTA Modernization

A region-wide commitment in support of the innovative and creative sectors will benefit all three economies.

Op EdAug 31, 2017 - 9:00am

St. Cloud Times Op-ed: Back-to-school shopping? Find the real deals

The waning days of summer mean it’s the second-most wonderful time of the year for retail sales: the back to school shopping season. Millions of families are scouring the internet and hitting the malls to find everything from electronics to edgy new clothing while seeking ways to stretch their dollars.

Press ReleaseAug 14, 2017 - 3:00pm

U.S. Chamber Statement Regarding Executive Memorandum on China Technology Transfer Policies and IP Theft

In response to today’s Executive Memorandum on China’s forced technology transfer policies and intellectual property theft, U.S. Chamber Executive Vice President and Head of International Affairs Myron Brilliant issued the following statement:

Press ReleaseAug 03, 2017 - 2:30pm

U.S. Chamber Applauds Approval of White House Intellectual Property Advisor

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Chamber President and CEO of the Global Intellectual Property Center David Hirschmann today applauded Senate approval of Vishal J. Amin, President Trump’s nominee for White House Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator (IPEC): 

Press ReleaseJun 30, 2017 - 11:30am

U.S. Chamber Applauds Supreme Court Ruling on Canada's "Promise Doctrine"

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Global Intellectual Property Center (GIPC) issued the following statement in response to today’s Supreme Court of Canada ruling in AstraZeneca Canada Inc. v. Apotex Inc.

Above the FoldJun 16, 2017 - 12:30pm
A scientist works inside the new lab at the GlaxoSmithKline Plc facility in Collegeville, Pennsylvania. Photographer: Eric Thayer/Bloomberg

Leading the U.S. in Medicine Through Investment and Innovation

Technology and innovation have been instrumental in propelling health care forward.