Magda Popescu*

Abstract

In April 2015, United State Trade Representive published the Special 301 Report, drafted according to the Trade Act of 1974. The Report looks at the trade partners of the United States, listing those encountering issues in protecting the intellectual property rights, enforcement thereof, and market access for IPR-based businesses.

In 2015, 37 trade partners were especially noted as having problems – on Priority Watch List, there are Algeria, Argentina, Chile, China, Ecuador, India, Indonesia, Kuwait, Pakistan, Russia, Thailand, Ukraine, and Venezuela; and on Watch List: Barbados, Belarus, Bolivia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Egypt, Greece, Guatemala, Jamaica, Lebanon, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, Romania, Tajikistan, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and Vietnam.

The Report also analyzes general trends as regards threats to IPR, mentioning online and digital piracy, counterfeiting of pharmaceuticals and ingredients thereof, trade secrets’ theft etc.

 

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