IP Justice Summary Table of USTR Section 301 Reports 2001-2007

“Under “Special 301” enacted in 1988, USTR identifies countries that denied “adequate and effective protection” of US intellectual property or that denied “fair and equitable market access” to US intellectual property holders. Any “interested person” can file a petition asking USTR to launch Section 301 investigation and deny trade benefits to a country. Often, industry trade organizations such as the RIAA and MPAA file Special 301 Petitions and begin the process of US trade retaliation against foreign countries….”

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