Intellectual Property Rights

What You Need to Know

Intellectual property (IP) rights are the lifeblood of our economy, and the protection of those rights assures that manufacturers and their inventions will be secure.

The NAM and its members are leading business community efforts to address a wide variety of intellectual property (IP) issues, including counterfeiting and piracy, reform of the patent system, online brand protection and more.

The centerpiece of an effective IP protection regime is an adequately staffed, efficiently operated, fully funded U.S. Patent and Trademark Office that processes patent and trademark applications in a high-quality and expeditious fashion.

The NAM works with policymakers to craft policies that are conducive to the creation and application of technology, and vigorously protect intellectual property.