What is so special about Special 301 vis-à-vis China? Part III

Previous parts can be seen here: Part I, Part II. So what does the report say about China? On the positive side: An increase in the number of civil IP cases in the courts (would be nice if the report states the numbers); Largest software piracy prosecution in Chinese history in 2009; “Continued and constructive […]

20th Joint Commission on Commerce and Trade Between China and US

China and the US will hold their 20th Joint Commission on Commerce and Trade (JCCT) in Hangzhou (Zhejiang province) on October 29th 2009. The first JCCT was established in 1983 as a forum for the two countries to discuss trade and intellectual property matters. It will be the first JCCT meeting under the Obama administration. […]

USTR in 2008 Report to Congress On China’s WTO Compliance: Still Not Satisfied After All These Years

One of the priority issues in the 115 page 2008 Report to Congress On China’s WTO Compliance, released by the United States Trade Representative (USTR) in December is, unsurprisingly, the protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights in China. Below you will find a selection of the USTR report which shows where China has room […]