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July 1, 2015

USTR Annual IP Report Released

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative earlier this week released its annual review of international trading partners’ protection of intellectual property rights, known as the Special 301 Report.

A subcommittee looked at 82 countries and the USTR placed 37 of them on either the “Priority Watch List” or the “Watch List.”

The report can be found here.

The 63-page report devotes a section to copyright issues in the Caribbean:

“The United States also would like to highlight serious concerns regarding copyright protection and enforcement in the Caribbean region: music licensing and cable and satellite broadcasting,” the report states.