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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.

India’s Rising Tide of Innovation

India’s Rising Tide of Innovation

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A rising tide lifts all boats, according to the old adage. And with a population of over 1.25 billion people, when at last the tide of economic growth rises in India, it will be quite powerful. Ahead of Prime Minister Modi’s visit to the United States, the crescendo is swelling on the issue of IP in India, bringing with it the twin promise of innovation and investment.

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.

Crunch Time at the TPP

Crunch Time at the TPP

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After nearly four years, 19 negotiating rounds, and the expansion of the negotiating table to include 12 countries, the United States is in the end-game of one of the most comprehensive and ambitious trade agreement the world has ever seen. But as the text is negotiated and areas of contention are ironed out, we must keep in mind that innovation is the bread and butter of the U.S. economy.

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.