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Tuesday, 22 May 2018

India is among the countries that violate Intellectual property

Por Olivia Rosario Rodríguez

The Exterior Trade Representative's Office published its "black famous list" of countries that violate intellectual property. 12 nations, led by an Asian country were included among the main offenders. In the list were also included four Latin American countries. About India they have serious concerns regarding the patents registration system and, of course, China is in the head.

As it is already habitual, China heads the blacklist elaborated by the US Government about the violations of intellectual property rights and the patents in the world; a list completed with another eleven countries, some of them are India, Russia, Argentina, Chile, and Colombia. Regarding India, the report pointed out some serious concerns about the context of innovation’s future, in particular, about the patents registration system in the Asian country.

The report is named ‘Special 301’ and it is elaborated annually as a way to evaluate the situation of the intellectual piracy outside United States. The whole list includes 36 countries, which are constantly monitored. Among these, 12 have ‘high-priority’ surveillance, and they are China, India, Russia, Venezuela, Colombia, Canada, Algeria, Argentina, Chile, Indonesia, Kuwait, and Ukraine.

Other countries that were are also included on the list are Barbados, Bolivia, Brazil, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guatemala, Jamaica, Mexico, Peru, from Latin America and Caribbean region; Egypt, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, Arab United Emirates, from Africa and Middle East; Rumania, Greece, Switzerland, Turkey, from Europe; as well as Tajikistan, Thailand, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Vietnam, from Asia.

China, on the top of the list for fourteenth consecutive year, according to the Exterior Trade Representative's Office makes a wide range of bad practical in terms of royalties, including the robbery of commercial secrets, online piracy and the production and massive export of falsified products. For all those reasons the Asian giant impedes the effective application of intellectual property rights.

As the responsible for External Trade of USA, Robert Lighthizer, expressed in an official statement, the report sends a clear sign to the US commercial partners that the protection of the intellectual property rights of the Americans is the main priority for Donald Trump president's Administration.

In addition, the politician pointed out that the intellectual property problems in these countries will be an object of a bilateral intense commitment during next year. However, the measures that United States will take weren’t specified either in the report or the official statement.