Innovation & IP

Public policies enable the Internet to create opportunity and jobs


Nairobi Addressing over 100 ministers and delegates at the Kenyan-ITU Ministerial forum, ICC Secretary General Jean-Guy Carrier noted that innovations, investments and economic growth will only occur in partnerships where fair and open approaches to Internet governance are sought.

ICC warns of harmful regulatory proposals for Internet backbone

ICC Internet

The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) today released a Discussion Paper highlighting how a commercially-driven framework has allowed Internet Backbone Interconnection Agreements to fuel the massive growth of the Internet across the globe.

ICC seminar addresses top level domain names

Access to trade finance

What steps is your company taking to prepare for the upcoming exponential increase in domain names and to make an informed decision on whether to apply for a generic top level domain name (gTLD), with a price-tag starting at US$185,000?

Launch of ICC-WIPO handbook for providing IP services

ICC Innovation

The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) have launched the publication, Making intellectual property work for business today during the 7th World Chambers Congress in Mexico City.

Cooperation key to maximizing Internet and ICTs, ICC tells UN Commission


When it comes to development of the Internet and other information and communication technologies (ICTs), business stands at the forefront – as a dynamic innovator, investor and user, Herbert Heitmann, Chair of the ICC Commission on E-Business IT and Telecoms (EBITT), and Executive Vice President, External Communications, Royal Dutch Shell, told the UN Commission on Science and Technology for Development (CSTD) today in Geneva.

Don’t risk losing unique Internet governance opportunity, says ICC


The ICC Business Action to Support the Information Society (BASIS) initiative has reaffirmed its support for the unique Internet Governance Forum (IGF) and urged that participation remains open to all and that discussions on Internet policy take development issues into consideration.

Internet Governance Forum improvement group names business guests

Following outcry in December 2010 at a decision to exclude all non-governmental stakeholders from its working group on improvements to the Internet Governance Forum (IGF), the United Nations Commission on Science and Technology for Development (CSTD) has confirmed the names of five business representatives who have been invited to serve as special guests in the CSTD Chair’s special working group on IGF improvements.

ICC marks Data Protection Day 2011

ICC Cybersecurity

The International Chamber of Commerce participated today in a high-level conference in Brussels jointly organized by the Council of Europe and European Commission to mark the occasion of Data Protection Day 2011.