IP Blacklist Lacks Teeth: Experts

Law360, New York (May 16, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The office of the U.S. Trade Representative’s annual report identifying the most serious offenders of intellectual property laws can theoretically lead to a loss of trade benefits for blacklisted countries, but legal experts say tangible improvements to IP enforcement and protection will take much more than the threat of sanctions.

The USTR’s most recent annual “Special 301” report of the most serious offenders of intellectual property laws, released in April, splits the offending countries into three categories that become gradually more serious and more vulerable to...
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