Out-of-Cycle Review for Kuwait

Kuwait is still on the Watch List, but the United States will conduct an Out-of-Cycle Review in September 2014 to “determine whether to elevate Kuwait to the Priority Watch List”. This decision is due to ”Kuwait’s failure for more than 14 years to draft and pass amendments to its copyright law to meet international standards, and […]

special-301Kuwait is still on the Watch List, but the United States will conduct an Out-of-Cycle Review in September 2014 to “determine whether to elevate Kuwait to the Priority Watch List”. This decision is due to ”Kuwait’s failure for more than 14 years to draft and pass amendments to its copyright law to meet international standards, and the recent sharp decline in enforcement actions against copyright and trademark infringement”.
The US notifies its positive evaluation for the work of the Kuwait Customs IPR Office. Although Kuwait is advised to introduce a proposition for copyright law that corresponds to international standards to the National Assembly. Otherwise, Kuwait will be moved to the Priority Watch List.

The entire report can be found here.