USTR - Intellectual Property and Innovation Press Releases
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Intellectual Property and Innovation Press Releases
10/23/2007
Ambassador Schwab Announces U.S. Will Seek New Trade Agreement to Fight Fakes
10/19/2007
Statement from Gretchen Hamel, Deputy Assistant USTR for Public and Media Affairs, regarding a Section 301 Petition on Canadian Film Subsidies:
10/11/2007
United States Requests WTO Panel in Case Challenging Chinese Barriers to Market Access for Products of Copyright-Intensive Industries
08/13/2007
United States Requests WTO Panel in Case Challenging Deficiencies in China’s Intellectual Property Rights Laws
08/06/2007
Schwab Decision on the ITC Investigation of Certain Processor Chips
06/13/2007
Administration Declines Section 301 Petition on China’s Currency Policies
04/30/2007
SPECIAL 301 Report
01/08/2007
Schwab Announces Results of Chile IPR Review, Cites Deteriorating Performance
11/06/2006
U.S. Government Recognizes Indonesia’s Enhanced IPR Enforcement Ranking on Annual Report Improved
09/30/2006
USTR Schwab Praises Senate for Confirmation of Veroneau
09/06/2006
Schwab Moves to Strengthen Focus on Innovation and Southeast Asia
06/23/2006
USTR Schwab Announces New Office Focused on Intellectual Property
04/28/2006
Report Notes Continued Progress on Intellectual Property Rights, Identifies Significant Improvements Still Needed in China and Russia
USTR to Initiate Review of China’s Province Level IPR Enforcement Efforts
02/15/2006
U.S. Government Praises Philippines for Improved IPR Enforcement
Ranking on Annual Report Lowered
01/24/2006
USTR Ends Review of Pakistan’s Protection of Intellectual Property Rights
01/23/2006
USTR Reinstates Generalized System of Preferences Benefits for Ukraine
12/06/2005
United States Welcomes Negotiations Leading to Positive Outcome on Enhancing Access to Medicines
08/31/2005
USTR Lifts Tariff Sanctions Against Ukraine, Announces Out-of-Cycle Review
07/11/2005
Following U.S.-China Trade Talks, USTR Portman Says Measured Progress Made, More Action Needed
04/29/2005
Special 301 Report Finds Progress and Need for Significant Improvements
Results of China OCR Released, China Elevated to Priority Watch List
04/11/2005
U.S. Advances Global Outreach to STOP! Trade in Fakes
12/21/2004
United States Wins WTO Case Against EU Over Food Names
12/06/2004
Brazil Generalized System of Preferences Intellectual Property Rights Review Extended
10/04/2004
U.S. Announces Major New Initiative to Fight Global Trade in Fakes
Contact: Richard Mills/Neena Moorjani (202) 395-3230
07/16/2004
Memorandum of Understanding with Canada on Access to Medicines
07/16/2004
U.S. and Canada Agree to Assist Poor Countries Access to Medicine
05/03/2004
Special 301 Report Finds Continued Progress But Significant Improvements Needed
03/13/2003
Zoellick Joins Entertainment Industry Launch of Free Trade Coalition
Contact: Richard Mills, Ricardo Reyes | (202) 395-3230
12/20/2002
U.S. Announces Interim Plan to Help Poor Countries fight HIV/AIDS and other Health Crises
Contact: Richard Mills (202) 395-3230
12/11/2002
U.S. and Chile Conclude Historic Free Trade Agreement
Contact: Richard Mills (202) 395-3230
09/20/2002
U.S. and Other Trade Partners Present Positions and Proposals to Prevent Unauthorized Use of Geographic Names
Contact: Richard Mills (202) 395-3230
06/26/2002
USTR Zoellick Welcomes Progress Japan Pledges in New Regulatory Reform Report
Contact: Rich Mills (202) 395-3230
06/24/2002
US Announces Framework to Increase Access to Drugs to Fight HIV/AIDS and other Public Health Crises
Contact: Rich Mills (202) 395-3230
04/30/2002
USTR Releases Annual "Special 301" Report on Global Intellectual Property Protection
Contact: Rich Mills (202) 395-3230
04/19/2002
USTR and Argentine Negotiators Resolve Long-Standing Intellectual Property Rights Issues
Contact: Ricardo Reyes (202) 395-3230
03/18/2002
USTR Requests Public Comments on Doha Multilateral Trade Negotiations and Agenda in the World Trade Organization
Contact: Richard Mills (202) 395-3230
02/12/2002
USTR Announces Results of January 2002 Special 301 "Out- Of-Cycle" Reviews of Intellectual Property Protection in the Bahamas and Slovenia
Contact: Richard Mills (202) 395-3230
01/23/2002
United States Today Imposes $75 Million in Tariffs on Ukraine Due to Continued Failure to Protect American Copyright Holders
Contact: Richard Mills (202) 395-3230
01/02/2002
WTO Issues Report Upholding Key Aspects of U.S. Law in Trademark Dispute
Contact: Richard Mills (202) 395-3230
12/20/2001
United States Imposes $75 Million in Tariffs on Ukraine for Continued Piracy of Sound Recordings and Optical Media
Contact: Richard Mills (202) 395-3230
11/14/2001
USTR Zoellick Says World Has Chosen Path of Hope, Openness, Development and Growth
Contact: Richard Mills (202) 395-3230
11/12/2001
10 Ways Global Trade Negotiations Would Benefit Developing Nations
Contact: Richard Mills (202) 395-3230
11/10/2001
TRIPs and Health Emergencies
Contact: Richard Mills/Cynthia Efird 487-9655/483-4581
10/31/2001
USTR Announces Results of October 2001 "Special 301 Out-Of-Cycle" Reviews on Intellectual Property Protection
Contact: Richard Mills (202) 395-3230
08/07/2001
Continued Recording Piracy, U.S. Suspends Ukraine's Special Duty-Free Status and Issues Preliminary Sanctions List
Contact: Richard Mills (202) 395-3230
04/30/2001
USTR Releases Reports Emphasizing Enforcement Priorities: Executive Summary
Contact: Richard Mills (202) 395-3230
04/30/2001
USTR Releases Reports Emphasizing Enforcement Priorities
Contact: Richard Mills (202) 395-3230