On January 26, 2009, the WTO issued a report by a panel that had examined the U.S. complaint regarding intellectual property rights in China. This report is entitled “China—Measures affecting the protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights” (DISPUTE DS362).
The October 1, 2007 edition of the Bulletin noted that on April 10, 2007, the United States requested consultations with China on this matter. This request concerned certain measures pertaining to the protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights in China. “The United States has requested consultations on four matters:
On August 13, 2007, the United States requested the establishment of a panel to review this complaint. On December 13, 2007, the Director-General formed a panel.
The full report, summary of the case, and statement of findings and conclusions are available on the WTO website.