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

Recent Activity

Above the FoldMar 06, 2018 - 3:00pm
A mail crate sits in a package bin at the United States Postal Service in Washington, D.C.

What We Know – and What We Don’t – About Counterfeit Goods and Small Parcels

Small parcels are an easy means to distribute fake and often dangerous goods.

Above the FoldFeb 12, 2018 - 9:00am
GIPC's International IP Index

Protect IP to Maintain Economic Success

GIPC just released its international IP Index, which evaluates what 50 countries are doing to attract innovation and creative industries.

Above the FoldFeb 08, 2018 - 4:00pm
Sixth edition of the U.S. Chamber International IP Index: “Create”

IP Index Shows a Growing Global Commitment to Protecting Intellectual Property

World-changing IP-driven innovation requires teamwork on a global scale.

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.

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.

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.

Above the FoldMay 11, 2017 - 1:00pm
Tablets of Zocor generic Simvastatin and Zoloft generic Sertraline.

Make Sure Americans Get the Real Deal on Meds

When Americans buy medication, the last thing they should worry about is whether they are getting what they paid for.

Above the FoldApr 27, 2017 - 4:00pm
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Boosting the Business of American Innovation

Our intellectual property laws make the business of innovation possible.

Above the FoldMar 29, 2017 - 9:00am
GIPC

Celebrating Ingenuity & Innovation During Women’s History Month

These women span every industry and saturate every community.