Filing Identifies 67 Countries that Fail to Provide Effective Copyright Protection and Enforcement

February 14, 2005

BSA, as part of the International Intellectual Property Alliance, filed its recommendations with U.S. Trade Representative Robert Zoellick on which countries should be included in the United States’ annual Special 301 report. The Special 301 provision requires USTR each year to identify countries that (1) fail to provide adequate and effective protection for intellectual property or (2) deny fair and equitable market access to U.S. companies that rely on intellectual property rights.