USTR Unveils IPR "Watch List"

Law360, New York (May 5, 2004, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The United States Trade Representative has unveiled its closely watched annual list of countries considered the worst offenders of intellectual property rights.

The annual “Special 301 Report,” mandated by Congress, lists 52 countries or economies as Priority Foreign Countries, Priority Watch List (PWL), Watch List (WL) or Section 306 monitoring.

Only one country—Ukraine—remains on the agency’s list of worst offenders (“Priority Foreign Countries”.) Priority Foreign Countries are those pursuing “the most onerous or egregious policies that have the greatest adverse impact on U.S. right holders or...
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