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USTR Special 301 Underscores Challenges Innovators Face in Global Market

USTR Special 301 Underscores Challenges Innovators Face in Global Market

USTR Special 301 Underscores Challenges Innovators Face in Global Market WASHINGTON, D.C. —The U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Global Intellectual Property Center (GIPC) Executive Vice President Mark Elliot issued the following statement marking the release of the 2016 Special 301 Report by the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR): “The 2016 Special 301 report highlights the ongoing […]

What’s So Special about the Special 301?

What’s So Special about the Special 301?

It is that time of year. The economic offices of some of the biggest U.S. trading partners begin to squirm in their seats as they watch comments pile high in response to the U.S. Trade Representative’s annual review of the state of intellectual property rights (IPR) protection and enforcement in trading partners around world, aka Special 301.

U.S. Chamber Comments on USTR Special 301 Report

U.S. Chamber Comments on USTR Special 301 Report

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Global Intellectual Property Center (GIPC) Executive Vice President Mark Elliot issued the following statement regarding the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative’s (USTR) 2014 Special 301 Report, which identifies markets that fail to provide adequate and effective intellectual property (IP) rights protection.

U.S. Chamber Comments on Special 301 Report

U.S. Chamber Comments on Special 301 Report

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce today urged foreign governments to improve their intellectual property (IP) enforcement efforts, following the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative’s (USTR) release of its annual Special 301 Report.

State of Intellectual Property

State of Intellectual Property

As we celebrate World IP Day, it is worthwhile to review advancements made over the past year and the current “state of intellectual property.” The theme of World IP Day this year, Creativity: The Next Generation, puts into perspective how creativity and innovation will lead the next generation into the future. But how is that creativity and intellectual property being treated in 2013?