China — Measures Affecting the Protection and Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights
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|Short title: |[pic]China —Intellectual Property Rights |
|Complainant: |[pic]United States |
|Third Parties: |[pic]Argentina; Australia; Brazil; Canada; European Communities; India; |
||Japan; Korea; Mexico; Chinese Taipei; Thailand; Turkey |
|Request for Consultations |[pic]10 April 2007|
|received: | |
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Summary up-to-date at[pic]22 January 2008 [pic]
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Complaint by the United States.
On 10 April 2007, the United States requested consultations with China concerning certainmeasures pertaining to the protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights in China.
The four matters on which the United States requests consultations are:
• the thresholds that must bemet in order for certain acts of trademark counterfeiting and copyright piracy to be subject to criminal procedures and penalties;
• goods that infrige intellectual property rights that areconfiscated by Chinese customs authorities, in particular the disposal of such goods following removal of their infringing features;
• the scope of coverage of criminal procedures and penalties forunauthorized reproduction or unauthorized distribution of copyrighted works; and
• the denial of copyright and related rights protection and enforcement to creative works of authorship, sound...