Certain reports and publications from U.S. government agencies, such as those of the Congressional Research Service, have become important reference works due to their reputation for being relatively in-depth, up to date, and factual. The United States Trade Representative’s (USTR) Special 301 Report [PDF], the latest annual edition of which was released last week, is not such a report.
Given the evolution of new technology and the global value chain, IPR protection has become a common issue humanity must face in innovation and development, said the Ministry of Commerce, adding that China is willing to work with other countries to strengthen international cooperation and exchange in intellectual property and jointly grapple with challenges.
USTR Releases 2018 Special 301 Report on Intellectual Property Rights | United States Trade Representative
Washington, D.C. – The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) today released the 2018 Special 301 Report, identifying trading partners that do not adequately or effectively protect and enforce intellectual property (IP) rights or otherwise deny market access to U.S. innovators and creators that rely on protection of their IP rights.
India continues to figure in the US’ Priority Watch List that identifies trade barriers to US companies due to intellectual property (IP) laws of other countries.
India would continue to remain on the US’ Priority Watch List for longstanding challenges in its IP framework and lack of sufficient measurable progress, the USTR said, alleging that the country remains one of the world’s most challenging major economies in the area.
The U.S. intellectual property probe conducted under Section 301 of the Trade Act does not objectively view China’s progress in the protection of intellectual property, Shen Changyu, head of China’s State Intellectual Property Office, said on Tuesday.
Conservative Leaders to Trump: 301 investigation of China represents a good first step – IPWatchdog.com | Patents & Patent Law
Conservative leaders wrote the White House applauding the 301 investigation into China’s IP related trade practices, based on the property rights implications of IP expropriation. These conservative leaders note that IP theft imposes costs to our economy, impairs American competitiveness and our innovative future.