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U.S. puts Canada on 2018 Priority Watch list for IP protection and enforcement

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 @ 12:42 PM | By Abigail Smith

In its 2018 Special 301 Report, the Office of the United States Trade Representative downgraded Canada’s status on the Special 301 List from Watch List to Priority Watch list.

The report reviews the state of IP protection and enforcement in U.S. trading partners around the world, identifying foreign countries “that fail to provide adequate and effective IP protection and enforcement for U.S. inventors, creators, brands, manufacturers and service providers.”

Canada is the only G7 country included in the report. Its downgraded status “reflects a failure to...