Ashley Mergen, Senior Manager of International Intellectual Property
Ashley Mergen is senior manager of international intellectual property (IP) at the U.S. Chamber’s Global Intellectual Property Center (GIPC). She leads GIPC’s advocacy efforts in multilateral organizations, in addition to implementing special projects which advance IP policy in international trade agreements, global rule setting, and throughout Europe.
Ashley also serves as co-chair for the intellectual property working group of the Business Coalition for Transatlantic Trade (BCTT) as well as co-chair for the intellectual property section for Women in International Trade (WIIT).
Previously, Ashley served on the GIPC’s communications team, where she spearheaded GIPC’s digital communications, providing strategic leadership and managing online and social media platforms in coordination with GIPC initiatives and advocacy campaigns which promote IP rights and policy both in the U.S. and abroad.
Since joining the Chamber in 2011, Mergen served as lead writer for the GIPC, lending a unique voice on IP priorities in international trade, key markets, and the Internet for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce blog and FreeEnterprise.com. In addition, she has played an instrumental role in leading GIPC’s efforts in utilizing new media and creating its branding.
Prior to joining the GIPC, Mergen worked as a media analyst specializing in crisis communications at the Rendon Group, a boutique international strategic communications firm in Washington, D.C. She also held internships at the Department of Treasury and U.S. Trade Representative.
Mergen graduated magna cum laude from The George Washington University with a degree in political science and Chinese language, following the completion of a language program at Beijing Institute of Education in Beijing, China.