Special301

The USTR Special 301 Reports, 1989 to 2017

The USTR's Special 301 Report has been issued every year beginning in 1989. The Executive Summary of the 2009 report says:

2014, IPO discussion of South Africa

The Intellectual Property Owners Association's (IPO) submission (7 February 2014, USTR-2013-0040) to USTR's 2014 Special 301 Review expressed the following concerns with South Africa's draft National IPR Policy. These comments are quite similar (but not identical) the the NFTC comments on South Africa.

South Africa

2014, U.S. Chamber of Commerce (Global Intellectual Property Center) discussion of South Africa

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce's (Global Intellectual Property Center) submission (7 February 2014, USTR-2013-0040) to USTR's 2014 Special 301 expressed the following concerns with South Africa's draft National Policy on Intellectual Property. The Chamber's concerns include proposed changes in patentability guidelines and the possible introduction of a robust compulsory licensing framework. The Chamber requested USTR to push South Africa to adopt a "modern term of protection for copyright" (life plus 70).

South Africa

Patents

2014, NFTC discussion of South Africa

The National Foreign Trade Council (NFTC) submission (7 February 2014, USTR-2013-0040) to USTR's 2014 Special 301 Review expressed the following concerns with South Africa's draft National IPR Policy.

South Africa

Misc PhRMA quotes from 2014 Special 301 submission

PhRMA

Link to submissions here.

Canada

Canadian judiciary has created a heightened standard for patentable utility.

In Poland, an Ambassador (and former George W Bush roommate) demolishes PhRMA's 2009 Special 301 filing (Wikileaks cables)

From KEI staff review of Wikileaks cables (http://keionline.org/wikileaks)

This cable signed by US Ambassador to Poland Victor H. Ashe provides a through and very tough critique of PhRMA's submission to the 2009 Special 301 list. Ashe rejects every one of PhRMA's main points, and explains why continually putting Poland on the Special 301 list is counter productive.

Special 301 Cables: Countries G to Y

Cables mentioning "Special 301" - Context and More Countries - http://keionline.org/node/1244

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Germany | Embassy Berlin | Feb 23, 2007 | Mission Germany Submission For 2007 Special 301 Review
Ghana | Embassy Accra | Feb 12, 2008 | 2008 Special 301 Review - Ghana

Cables mentioning "Special 301" - Details of US trade pressure on IPR

Below are links to two web page pages that have links to 973 U.S. Department of State cables identified on September 5, 2011, using the http://cablegatesearch.net/ tool for searching 251,287 Wikileaks cables, and the search term, "special 301."

The two web pages with the cables are here:

Cables mentioning Special 301 Review

Country Embassy Date Cable
Algeria | Embassy Algiers | Feb 19, 2008 | Microsoft's Ipr Woes
Algeria | Embassy Algiers | Feb 24, 2008 | Algeria: 2008 Special 301 Review
Algeria | Embassy Algiers | Mar 29, 2009 | E-barbary Coast: Profits And Piracy In The Algerian Software Market

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