Global Intellectual Property Center

Thwarting Counterfeiters Keeps U.S. Competitive

Thwarting Counterfeiters Keeps U.S. Competitive

American innovation and creativity are the pillars of our country’s continuing economic development. But key to any nation’s economic success is the ability to trade intellectual property – including the goods and services that flow from new ideas – in a rules-based system around the world. In recognition of World Intellectual Property Day, which we celebrated Sunday, all countries should step up and acknowledge their stake not only in safeguarding their own intellectual property, but in respecting other nations’ intellectual property as well.