Chile remains on the Priority Watch List in 2014

The United States still has concerns regarding intellectual property rights according to the United States-Chile Free Trade Agreement. The Special 301 Priority Watch List Report from 2014 highlights the major issues that Chile should work on in the sphere of IPR protection: implementing an effective system for addressing patent issues expeditiously in connection with applications […]

special-301The United States still has concerns regarding intellectual property rights according to the United States-Chile Free Trade Agreement. The Special 301 Priority Watch List Report from 2014 highlights the major issues that Chile should work on in the sphere of IPR protection: implementing an effective system for addressing patent issues expeditiously in connection with applications to market pharmaceutical products, implementing both protections against the unlawful circumvention of technological protection measures and protections for encrypted program – carrying satellite signals,  ensuring that effective administrative and judicial procedures are made available to rights holders and satellite and cable service providers, providing adequate protection against unfair commercial use, of undisclosed test or other data generated to obtain marketing approval for pharmaceutical products, amending its Internet service provider (ISP) liability regime to permit effective action against piracy over the Internet and to also take steps to improve the protection of plant varieties.

The entire report can be found here.