China Promises To Beef Up IP Enforcement, USTR Says

Law360, New York (December 16, 2010, 2:37 PM EST) -- Responding to concerns over rampant piracy, China has agreed to a number of intellectual property protections such as cracking down on online infringement, which the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative says will boost U.S. exports and protect American innovation.

China agreed to the moves at the U.S.-China Joint Commission on Commerce and Trade, the USTR said Wednesday. The IP protections came with a number of pledges by the Chinese government, such as investing in clean energy, opening its market for agricultural products and combating counterfeit...
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