Uzbekistan is on the Watch List in 2014

In the 2014 Special 301 Report The United States acknowledges the withdrawal of Uzbekistan’s reservation to Article 18 of the Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works. But The Uzbekistani Parliament is strongly advised to take several legislative steps to improve IPR protection: approve Uzbekistan joining the Convention for the Protection of […]

special-301In the 2014 Special 301 Report The United States acknowledges the withdrawal of Uzbekistan’s reservation to Article 18 of the Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works. But The Uzbekistani Parliament is strongly advised to take several legislative steps to improve IPR protection: approve Uzbekistan joining the Convention for the Protection of Producers of Phonograms against Unauthorized Duplication of their Phonographs (Geneva Phonograms Convention); approve Uzbekistan’s accession to the WIPO Copyright Treaty and WIPO Performances and Phonograms Treaty (WIPO Internet Treaties); and  take legislative action to provide adequate copyright protection for foreign sound recordings.
The US also recommends to Uzbekistan to provide additional resources to the Agency for Intellectual Property and to other enforcement agencies as “ex officio authority to initiate investigations and enforcement actions, including at the border”. Uzbekistan also lacks deterrent-level penalties for IPR infringement.

The entire report can be found here.