U.S. Mulls Reinstating Israel On IPR Blacklist

Law360, New York (September 19, 2004, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The U.S. is “seriously considering” reinstating Israel on its blacklist of intellectual property violators as a result of the Israeli cabinet’s approval of a bill that falls short of U.S. and European demands for better patent protection for pharmaceuticals, according to local news reports.

An unnamed official with the Office of the U.S. Trade Representatives (USTR) told Israeli business daily Globes that the proposed legislation is a step backwards from the U.S.-Israeli understandings on this issue.

"Our patience is wearing thin. We're seriously considering reinstating Israel...
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