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IP Delivers Research Database

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Learn more about the importance of IP: The IP Delivers Research Database.

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IP Delivers Your Daily Needs

IP Delivers Your Daily Needs

When you search through the refrigerator, you probably aren’t looking for patents, trademarks, and copyrights. However, you may be surprised how many products depending on intellectual property protection are quietly bringing you your daily needs.

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IP Creates Jobs for America

The GIPC's first-of-it's kind state-IP study, IP Creates Jobs for America, found that direct and indirect effects of IP-intensive industries are very prominent in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. See how your state fares!

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When a Dream Becomes a Nightmare

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I shared the dream of many of the designers showcasing at Fashion Weeks in New York, Miami, and elsewhere – I wanted a career in fashion. And I was fortunate enough and worked hard enough to make that dream a reality.

About six years ago, I created Liz Fields, LLC, a bridesmaid and wedding dress designer, manufacturer, and wholesaler. I was on top of the world and living my dream. I had made it.

My dresses were everywhere – from celebrities to my childhood friends. They were all wearing the dresses that I designed. They were wearing my ideas that I created for the Liz Fields line. They were wearing my intellectual property (IP).

Open Love Letter to the TPP

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On Valentine’s Day, while the affections of some were for keeping the U.S. economy insular and closed off, this whimsical and humorous “love letter” showed what really gets American business going—open markets.

Dearest Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement,

I can’t stop thinking about how great we’d be together. Dreaming of all of those exports passing through our borders keeps me up late at night. The possibilities are endless and it’s hard to keep me from dreaming about our future.

Comprising 40% of the world’s economy, I’d be a fool not to cross the Pacific for you. I’d go to twelve countries and span all three continents just to dance with you. But as we all know, love is a matter of quality, not quantity. Our love is meaningful and can satisfy our biological needs—especially if you guarantee to protect regulatory data for 12 years. You know, dear TPP, that I will drop to one knee and say “I do” for gold—no, diamond—standards for intellectual property.

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INITIATIVES

Trade

Trade

With more than 95% of the world’s customers living outside of the United States, it is essential that the U.S. government open new markets by advancing trade agreements with strong intellectual property (IP) provisions.

Internet

Internet

The Internet is an invaluable tool that connects businesses with consumers. However, criminals from all over the world have abused the vibrancy of online commerce for illicit—and sometimes dangerous—gain.

Enforcement

Enforcement

Recent statistics emphasize the need for increased enforcement. IP seizures in the United States increased by more than 24% from 2010 to 2011, with 24,792 seizures recorded at a domestic value of $178.9 million.

International Advocacy

International Advocacy

The GIPC works with partners in key capitals and regions around the world to facilitate a positive and ongoing dialogue with national governments and domestic stakeholders on the importance of protecting and enforcing IP rights.

Operation in Our Sites

Operation in Our Sites

We commend the law enforcement professionals at Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE), the National IPR Center, and Department of Justice who are dedicated to protecting us from the economic and consumer safety threats of online counterfeiting and piracy.

Special 301

Special 301

USTR’s annual Special 301 Report is important for surveying the adequacy and effectiveness of IP rights protection by U.S. trading partners.

China

China


GIPC’s program aims to promote China’s goal of building an innovative society that benefits domestic and foreign rights holders.

India

India

Recent Indian policy, regulatory, and legal decisions have deteriorated their IP system, making India an outlier in the international community and prompting GIPC testimony in front of the U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

Multilateral Organizations

Multilateral Organizations


GIPC is working to ensure that businesses and global policy makers are collaborating to create rules which preserve and protect IP rights.

CBP Reauthorization

CBP Reauthorization

Recent statistics emphasize the need for increased enforcement. IP seizures in the United States increased by more than 24% from 2010 to 2011, with 24,792 seizures recorded at a domestic value of $178.9 million. As such, it has been a GIPC priority to enact legislation that will improve the ability of agencies to prevent counterfeit and other infringing goods from entering the United States.

Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement

Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement

As one of the biggest trade pacts to date, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement will set the standard for all future trade agreements in the critical Asia-Pacific region.

Multilateral Organizations

Multilateral Organizations

The Global Intellectual Property Center actively promotes the rights of creators and inventors in multilateral organizations around the world, including at the bodies of the United Nations (UN) and the World Trade Organization (WTO).

Dangerous Fakes

Dangerous Fakes

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