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Measuring the Magnitude of Global Counterfeiting: Creation of a Contemporary Global Measure of Physical Counterfeiting

Measuring the Magnitude of Global Counterfeiting: Creation of a Contemporary Global Measure of Physical Counterfeiting

Counterfeiting today represents a tremendous and ever-increasing global threat. Counterfeit products from goods and merchandise, tobacco products, and industrial parts to banknotes and medicines circulate across the globe. These products cause real damage to consumers, industries, and economies. This report looks at the global magnitude of physical counterfeiting – a brief overview of the state of trade-related physical counterfeiting today, the current status of measuring counterfeiting, and the methodology and results of a current estimate of trade-related physical counterfeiting from two unique angles.

An Innovative Ecosystem for Medicines: Effective Patent Reform

An Innovative Ecosystem for Medicines: Effective Patent Reform

An innovative pharmaceutical ecosystem makes possible the discovery of new life-saving medicines that benefit patients around the world. Policy makers are charged with creating balanced healthcare systems that ensure access to pioneering medicines and lowering the cost of medicines through the availability of generic drugs. The key to stimulating pharmaceutical innovation while facilitating access to lower cost pharmaceuticals is closely connected to the protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights.

Infinite Possibilities – The U.S. Chamber International IP Index, 4th Edition

Infinite Possibilities – The U.S. Chamber International IP Index, 4th Edition

The 4th Edition of the U.S. Chamber International IP Index, Infinite Possibilities, maps the IP environment in 38 economies around the world, collectively accounting for nearly 85% of global gross domestic product (GDP). Each economy’s score is based upon 30 indicators spread across six categories – Patents, Copyrights, Trademarks, Trade Secrets, Enforcement, and International Treaties.

Infinite Possibilities re-evaluates IP policies in the 30 economies from the 3rd edition and also includes 8 new economies: Algeria, Brunei, Ecuador, Israel, Italy, Poland, Sweden, and Venezuela. Additionally, the Index includes six new correlations on the relationship between strong IP rights and socio-economic benefits: access to finance, high-quality human capital, foreign direct investment attractiveness, inventive activity, advanced technology markets, and streamlined and enhanced access to creative content.

Infinite Possibilities – Statistical Annex

Infinite Possibilities – Statistical Annex

Annex – IP as a Development Tool: Supplementary Statistical Analysis to the U.S. Chamber International IP Index   This annex supplements the analysis in the 4th edition of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s International IP Index (the Index) concerning the relationship between intellectual property (IP) standards and development of innovative and competitive economies. By comparing […]

Employing Innovation Across America

Employing Innovation Across America

Strong intellectual property (IP) protections lead to innovative new discoveries that fuel economic growth and build stronger communities. Workers directly and indirectly connected to these advancements make up a significant percentage of each state’s workforce, are paid higher than their counterparts in non-IP intensive companies, and help increase the state’s exports. The data used in […]