Intellectual Property Delivers Infinite Possibilities
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The U.S. Chamber’s Global Intellectual Property Center (GIPC) is proud to officially launch its international informational campaign, IP Delivers. Today, more than ever, intellectual property (IP) is critical to propelling the development and distribution of breakthrough technologies and content that enriches our economies and our lives.
Intellectual property, in fact, delivers the world infinite possibilities. There are four particular areas, however, where the intellectual property rights play an instrumental role in economic and social wellbeing:
IP Delivers… Jobs
Our economies depend on the hard work of inventors, artists, scientists, designers, and engineers. The careers of these creative individuals depend on intellectual property to ensure that they are fairly compensated. With over 55 million IP-intensive jobs in the U.S. alone, IP rights and enforcement are necessary for keeping America working.
IP Delivers… Innovation
The world needs innovation to solve critical challenges. Providing intellectual property protection promotes future innovation by ensuring that those who are driving it have the ability to recoup their investments and benefit from their breakthroughs. With 74% of U.S. exports originating from IP industries, we must guarantee these innovative industries can keep producing,
IP Delivers… Safety
Counterfeiting and piracy, which is a $650 billion problem, threaten consumers with unsafe products and malicious malware, and divert money from legitimate businesses into the hands of organized criminals. Intellectual property enforcement keeps consumers safe and promotes law-abiding businesses.
IP Delivers… Access
Intellectual property rights are critical to expanding the public knowledge pool and access to innovative technologies while preserving the individual rights of innovators and creators.
It’s not just the economic value of IP that makes protecting it fundamental to human progress. The U.S. Constitution and United Nation’s Universal Declaration of Human Rights recognize the fundamental human right we all have to benefit from our scientific, literary and artistic productions. IP Delivers is dedicated to championing these rights of innovators who are creating jobs, stimulating the global economy, protecting health and safety, and giving us access to game-changing technologies.
In recent years, as we work with our international partners, we have recognized that international policymakers and stakeholders need more substantial resources to make informed decisions which affect global jobs, health and safety, access to technologies, and future innovation. This is precisely why the GIPC has launched the IP Delivers online platform. We aim to be an important resource of facts about intellectual property and its benefits in the form of educational infographics, videos, influential research, and other informational materials.
As trade agreements are being negotiated, treaties are being ratified, and laws are being made, we hope stakeholders, including you, will be a part of the IP Delivers community and conversation. To learn more or to join IP Delivers, please visit our website at www.IPdelivers.com.