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The U.S. Department of Commerce promotes job creation, economic growth, sustainable development and improved standards of living for all Americans by working in partnership with businesses, universities, communities and our nation’s workers. The department touches the daily lives of the American people in many ways, with a wide range of responsibilities in the areas of trade, economic development, technology, entrepreneurship and business development, environmental stewardship, and statistical research and analysis.
Intellectual property rights protection and enforcement is a top priority for Commerce, as demonstrated by its various bureaus' critical work on the issue. In particular, the following bureaus work to ensure U.S. rights holders enjoy IPR protection and enforcement at home and abroad. To learn more about each bureau, click on the links below.