WTO To Probe China's IP Protection Efforts

Law360, New York (September 14, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Responding to complaints from the United States, the World Trade Organization on Friday agreed to investigate China's treatment of intellectual property issues.

The WTO released documents saying that it would examine China's measures to protect and enforce patents and copyrights, after the U.S. argued in August that China wasn't doing enough to fight piracy.

Back then, U.S. Trade Representative Susan Schwab asked the WTO to establish a dispute resolution panel to determine whether Chinese copyright laws violate international intellectual property regulations.

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