Special 301 Report/2010

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2010 Special 301 Report
 

April 30, 2010

 
Prepared by the Office of the United States Trade Representative

Ambassador Ron Kirk
United States Trade Representative

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 1
SECTION I. DEVELOPMENTS IN IPR PROTECTION AND ENFORCEMENT 5
Positive Developments 5
Initiatives to Strengthen IPR Internationally 7
Capacity Building Efforts 8
Trends in Counterfeiting and Piracy 9
Internet and Digital Piracy 11
Trademarks and Domain Name Disputes 12
Government Use of Software 12
Intellectual Property and Health Policy 12
Supporting Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Innovation through Improved Market Access 13
Implementation of the WTO TRIPS Agreement 15
WTO Dispute Settlement 16
SECTION II. COUNTRY REPORTS 19
PRIORITY WATCH LIST 19
China 19
Russia 23
Algeria 24
Argentina 24
Canada 25
Chile 25
India 26
Indonesia 26
Pakistan 27
Thailand 27
Venezuela 28
WATCH LIST 28
Belarus 28
Bolivia 29
Brazil 29
Brunei 29
Colombia 30
Costa Rica 30
Dominican Republic 31
Ecuador 31
Egypt 31
Finland 32
Greece 32
Guatemala 33
Italy 33
Jamaica 33
Kuwait 34
Lebanon 34
Malaysia 34
Mexico 35
Norway 35
Peru 36
Philippines 36
Romania 36
Spain 37
Tajikistan 37
Turkey 38
Turkmenistan 38
Ukraine 38
Uzbekistan 39
Vietnam 39
SECTION 306 MONITORING 40
Paraguay 40
STATUS PENDING 40
Israel 40
SECTION III. NOTORIOUS MARKETS 43
ANNEX 1. STATUTORY BACKGROUND ON SPECIAL 301 47
ANNEX 2. THE WIPO PERFORMANCES AND PHONOGRAMS TREATY (WPPT)
AND THE WIPO COPYRIGHT TREATY (WCT)
49