Intellectual property is a critical driver of economic prosperity. But there is a serious problem that our government needs to address to enhance the protection of IP and, thereby, to spur even further IP’s contribution to the economy and job growth. Several foreign countries insufficiently protect Americans’ copyrighted works. The Trump Administration – and, indeed, successive administrations – should ensure that stronger protections for Americans’ creative works are included in new trade agreements and treaties that account for the realities of the Digital Age. Indeed, this needs to be a central focus in trade negotiations going forward, and this paper contains specific recommendations for achieving more favorable trade agreement outcomes.