2007 Special 301 Report
Office of the United States Trade Representative. April 30, 2007
The “Special 301” Report is an annual review of the global state
of intellectual property rights (IPR) protection and enforcement,
conducted by the Office of the United States Trade Representative
(USTR). According to the 2007 report, despite clear improvements
intellectual property rights (IPR) violations of continue to plague
world markets and pose a major challenge to innovators and artists
worldwide Twelve countries are on the “priority watch list” for
failing to protect adequately producers of copyrighted, patented
and trademarked materials, such as movies, music and pharmaceuticals.
As in previous years, Russia and China were at the top of the
priority list despite some evidence of improvement in both countries.
Others included in that list were Argentina, Chile, Egypt, India,
Israel, Lebanon, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine and Venezuela.
Go to report:
B14/03-07. Posted May 14, 2007