Monday, April 05, 2010

Cooperation of US and Japan in Strengthening IP Protection

In the 2010 National Trade Estimate Report on Japan, the US Government (USTR) suggests its collaboration with Japan in efforts to strengthen the IP protection around the world, especially in Asia. The measures that USTR urges Japan to take include:
  • improving copyright protection and enforcement;
  • improving the efficacy of the patent application process; and
  • actively working with the United States to develop ways to promote greater protection of IPR worldwide, especially in Asia.
The Report does not provide detailed information on the cooperation for the greater IP protection. But ACTA is a clear example of such a collaboration where they presented joint proposals.

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