The Center for Intellectual Property Understanding is an independent, non-profit organization dedicated to increasing awareness of intellectual property rights and their impact on people’s lives.

CIPU provides information, conducts research and facilitates education that seek to make IP more intelligible, increase value and deter theft.

The Center also tracks attitudes toward IP rights, including patents, copyrights, and trademarks, and through outreach, provides a framework for how IP promotes competition and create jobs. CIPU is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization. For more information please visit or follow CIPU on Twitter or Instagram @centerforip