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Special 301: The Politics of Listings

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Gabriel J. Michael / gmichael at gwu dot edu

As I mentioned in a previous post, decisions about which countries get listed on each year’s Special 301 Report are highly politicized. 1,642 more words

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Special 301: Replicating Riker (2012)

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Gabriel J. Michael / gmichael at gwu dot edu

A previous post discussed Riker’s 2012 article, “Special 301 and Royalty Receipts from U.S. Trade Partners,” published in the… 887 more words

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Special 301: Is it Effective?

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My previous post discussed how Special 301’s enforcement mechanism has rarely been used, and is even less likely to be used in the future. 1,365 more words

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Special 301: What's the Point?

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Gabriel J. Michael / gmichael at gwu dot edu

This year marks 25 years of Special 301 reports. Most readers are probably familiar with the annual process, in which the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) spends about four months collecting input from embassies, soliciting comments from stakeholders, and holding hearings, culminating in the release of a report that places a number of countries on lists of various severity for perceived failures relating to intellectual property policy. 503 more words

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Two new volumes relating to intellectual property are now available.

1) The United States’ annual Special 301 report, a charade of evaluation of intellectual property enforcement, was released on May 1. 256 more words

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Canadian copyright shines

As readers may know, each year the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) compiles assessments of intellectual property regimes around the world and places nations found lacking in their protection of (American) intellectual property on a ‘301’ list of varying degrees of disgrace. 834 more words

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