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Special 301

Special 301

USTR’s annual Special 301 Report is important for surveying the adequacy and effectiveness of IP rights protection by U.S. trading partners.

Canada Enacts Copyright Reform Legislation

Canada Enacts Copyright Reform Legislation

By Jasper MacSlarrow

Late last week, after a number of years of debate and consideration, Canada’s copyright reform bill was granted Royal Assent and enacted into law. Bill C-11, the Copyright Modernization Act, takes important steps toward updating Canada’s copyright system with the aim of implementing the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Performances and Phonograms Treaty and the WIPO Copyright Treaty. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is pleased that the Canadian government has enacted the copyright reform bill and believes the passage of Bill C-11 is a positive step forward in ensuring that important intellectual property (IP) rights for Canadian creators and innovators are protected. 

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U.S. Chamber Urges USTR to Strengthen Special 301 Review Process

U.S. Chamber Urges USTR to Strengthen Special 301 Review Process

WASHINGTON, D.C. — In a testimony before the Special 301 Committee, Mark Elliot, executive vice president of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Global Intellectual Property Center (GIPC), highlighted the importance of Special 301 in promoting American jobs and competitiveness.

“The GIPC took this opportunity in our inaugural Special 301 Submission to highlight those markets that present the greatest opportunities and challenges for American businesses abroad in securing and protecting their intellectual property (IP) rights,” said Elliot.