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U.S. Chamber, Elected Officials, Industry Discuss 2015 Intellectual Property Agenda

U.S. Chamber, Elected Officials, Industry Discuss 2015 Intellectual Property Agenda

WASHINGTON, D.C.—In partnership with more than 30 leading industry associations, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Global Intellectual Property Center (GIPC) assembled more than 450 business and civic leaders at its 2nd Annual Global IP Summit today. Participants discussed intellectual property priorities for 2015 including effective IP protection in pending pacific and European trade negotiations, and passage of needed trade secrets legislation in the 114th Congress.

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Wedding dresses. Golf balls. Rock bands.

Wedding dresses. Golf balls. Rock bands.

© Ian Wagreich

At first glance they may not seem to have much in common, but wedding dresses, golf balls, and rock bands all rely on one very important thing to be successful – intellectual property.

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No IP, No Innovation

No IP, No Innovation

© Andrea Bitley

The economic impact of pirated and counterfeit goods in the United States is estimated to be between $200 and $250 billion. To put this into perspective, that number is greater than the national GDP of over a hundred countries, including New Zealand, Morocco, and Peru.