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Monday, April 30, 2012

US trade office named countries with 'inadequate' IP protections
Garrett Eisenhour at 12:00 AM ET

On April 30, 2010, the Office of the US Trade Representative (USTR) placed Russia, China, and Canada on its Priority Watch List of countries that are not adequately protecting intellectual property rights. Although the Canadian government had pledged to strengthen copyright laws it was still placed on the list for failures in allowing border control to seize copyrighted materials without a court order. The decision followed an announcement from the World Trade Organization (WTO), which found that large parts of China's intellectual property enforcement scheme was inconsistent with its obligations under several international treaties, including the Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights. The International Intellectual Property Alliance (IIPA) reported an alarming increase in copyright violations world-wide in February 2008, citing the "explosive growth of online and mobile piracy."

Learn more about the laws governing intellectual property and copyright from the JURIST news archive and read commentary on the issue of Chinese intellectual property from JURIST Guest Columnist Jiamin Chen in Dateline.




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