Intellectual property is one of the central public policy pillars for the rapidly changing knowledge-based 21st century economy. Intellectual property rights (IPRs) provide an increasingly critical legal and policy toolkit for spurring innovation, stimulating the investments needed to develop and market new innovations, creating jobs and disseminating technology and knowledge in socially beneficial ways.
Promote a robust and effective intellectual property framework worldwide. Provide a forum to encourage a US business consensus on key international policy objectives in intellectual property policy.
- International Organizations: Monitor and contribute to the work of international organizations engaged in IP issues to ensure a balanced approach to intellectual property issues that promote innovation.
- Anti-Counterfeiting and Anti-Piracy: Support and advance the agenda of organizations that ensure intellectual property is respected and protected through anti-counterfeiting and anti-piracy efforts.
- Trade: Advocate for IP language in trade agreements that establishes a robust and effective intellectual property framework to promote innovation; encourage implementation of such provisions in the Trans-Pacific Partnership, Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership and Trade in Services Agreement.
- Global Advocacy: Work to ensure that developing and developed countries support and maintain a robust and effective intellectual property environment and public policies that promote and encourage innovation. Protect from disclosure commercially sensitive and proprietary information and documents required by governments under law or regulation.
- Monitoring and Evaluation of Issues: Monitor and evaluate issues of importance to USCIB members to determine whether further advocacy is required.
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