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U.S. Chamber of Commerce Issues Consumer Alert Tips For Avoiding Dangerous Fakes Online

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Issues Consumer Alert Tips For Avoiding Dangerous Fakes Online

On Cyber Monday 2012, consumer spending mushroomed to $1.5 billion in online sales, with experts forecasting even more growth in 2013. Unfortunately, illicit websites offering counterfeit goods that appear identical to the genuine products are also growing exponentially, duping holiday shoppers into buying shoddy and sometimes downright dangerous products. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Global Intellectual Property Center, which represents a large cross-section of the world’s most innovative and creative businesses, is issuing a consumer safety alert and tips for consumers to avoid purchasing these dangerous fakes.

U.S. Chamber Honors Entrepreneurs, Academics, and Public Officials as “Intellectual Property Champions”

U.S. Chamber Honors Entrepreneurs, Academics, and Public Officials as “Intellectual Property Champions”

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Global Intellectual Property Center (GIPC) held its inaugural Intellectual Property (IP) Champions Conference today to highlight significant achievements by innovators, academics, and enforcement agencies to protect jobs, secure consumer safety, advance future innovation, and promote access to new technologies and content.

U.S. Chamber’s “State of IP”: Public Policy Makers around the World Have Taken Steps to Reduce Businesses’ Confidence

U.S. Chamber’s “State of IP”: Public Policy Makers around the World Have Taken Steps to Reduce Businesses’ Confidence

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Global Intellectual Property Center’s Executive Vice President Mark Elliot released the following statement today in observance of the World Intellectual Property Organization’s 13th Annual World Intellectual Property Day.

U.S. Chamber Urges Congress to Bolster Efforts to Protect America’s Intellectual Property

U.S. Chamber Urges Congress to Bolster Efforts to Protect America’s Intellectual Property

WASHINGTON, DC—Today, testifying before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, David Hirschmann, President and CEO of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Global Intellectual Property Center (GIPC), made the following comments highlighting the challenges to intellectual property protection and enforcement abroad. Hirschmann called upon Congress to double efforts to safeguard America’s intellectual property (IP) to protect our innovative edge and the 55 million American jobs that rely on IP.

World IP Day: Celebrate American Jobs, Innovation, and Prosperity

World IP Day: Celebrate American Jobs, Innovation, and Prosperity

By Mark Elliot

Today as we celebrate the 12th annual World Intellectual Property Day, we find ourselves reflecting on the heightened dialogue surrounding intellectual property over the past year. What has become very evident is the fact that so few people—from elected officials, to the public, to business leaders—actually know what IP is.

They may not seem so important, but patents, trademarks, and copyrights make up a very important element of our economic and social well-beings.