The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) presented the 2022 version of its well-known 301 Report, recognized for forming two lists of countries under observation for its failures, in the vision of the United States office, when defending intellectual property.
Argentina, Chile and Venezuela are part of the Priority Watch list, reserved for the countries in the most critical situation with respect to the protection of intellectual property. Listed alongside them are China, India, Indonesia, and Russia.
Ukraine was part of the Priority Watch list but, according to the report, its status has been suspended due to the “premeditated and unprovoked” invasion carried out by Russia.
Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guatemala, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, and Trinidad and Tobago are in the second surveillance category.
This second list has a total of 20 countries. Along with those mentioned are listed Algeria, Barbados, Canada, Egypt, Pakistan, Thailand, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Vietnam.
Other countries that have left this list in 2022 compared to 2021 are Saudi Arabia, Romania, Kuwait and Lebanon.
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