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2010-12-13 16:38:00

Highlights key issues for participants in bilateral trade talks this week WASHINGTON, Dec. 13, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Intellectual property infringement in China reduces market opportunities and undermines the success of right holders, the U.S. International Trade Commission reported today in the first of two landmark studies on the subject. Moreover, the report found, China is implementing a web of indigenous innovation policies that make it difficult for foreign companies to...

2010-06-15 10:04:00

Robert Holleyman Highlights Ripple Effects of $7.6B in Chinese Piracy for US Exports, Jobs WASHINGTON, June 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- China's pervasive use of unlicensed software and discriminatory "indigenous innovation" policies hinder job-creating US exports and give Chinese companies an unfair competitive advantage over their American counterparts, Business Software Alliance President and CEO Robert Holleyman said today in testimony before the US International Trade Commission....

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2010-05-10 13:20:00

On Monday, China said that software piracy declined slightly last year, but admitted the thriving market was still valued at nearly $19 billion. A survey funded by the State Intellectual Property Office found a total of $18.9 billion was spent on pirated software last year, accounting for 12 percent of the country's total software market. According to the survey covering over 4,600 individual and corporate respondents across the country, which was carried out by Internet research firm...

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2009-01-27 11:38:48

After losing a World Trade Organization case with the United States over protection and enforcement of copyrights and trademarks, China pledged on Tuesday to cooperate with other countries to secure the requirement of intellectual property rights. Acting U.S. Trade Representative Peter Allgeier noted that a WTO panel found that a number of deficiencies in China's IPR (Intellectual Property Rights) regime are incompatible with its WTO obligations, Reuters reported. "We will engage vigorously...

2006-04-25 00:45:46

By Ben Blanchard BEIJING (Reuters) - The United States has not ruled out taking Beijing to the World Trade Organization over rampant counterfeiting in China, Washington's point man on piracy said on Tuesday. Chris Israel, U.S. Coordinator for International Intellectual Property Enforcement, said recent steps by the Chinese leadership to tackle piracy had given him some cause for optimism but the situation was still far from ideal. "We remain consistent and clear in our policies that...

2006-04-10 14:21:32

By Doug Palmer WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President George W. Bush urged Chinese President Hu Jintao on Monday to address two major trade irritants -- Beijing's currency policy and rampant piracy and counterfeiting of American goods -- when he visits the United States next week. "He's coming into a country where there's over a $200 billion trade deficit (with China) and a lot of Americans are wondering where's the equity in trade," Bush said in remarks at The Paul H. Nitze School of...

2006-03-30 08:38:47

By Daniel Sloan and Tamawa Kadoya TOKYO (Reuters) - Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez said on Thursday that U.S. legislation against China would not resolve thorny trade issues with the growing Asian economic giant. U.S. lawmakers and manufacturers are becoming increasingly vocal about Beijing's yuan policy which they say gives Chinese companies a huge unfair trade advantage, contributing to a U.S. trade gap with China that reached $202 billion in 2005. Two U.S. senators on...

2006-03-30 06:37:28

By Daniel Sloan and Tamawa Kadoya TOKYO (Reuters) - Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez said on Thursday that U.S. legislation against China would not resolve thorny trade issues with the growing Asian economic giant. U.S. lawmakers and manufacturers are becoming increasingly vocal about Beijing's yuan policy which they say gives Chinese companies a huge unfair trade advantage, contributing to a U.S. trade gap with China that reached $202 billion in 2005. Two U.S. senators on...

2006-02-15 04:15:00

BEIJING -- China, often criticized by the West for doing little to tackle widespread music and film piracy from the Internet, on Wednesday touted a four-month campaign it said resulted in 76 Web sites being closed. Ofiicials said that since September, 172 cases had been investigated -- including 14 after requests from overseas companies -- and 76 had been shut down. "Internet copyright infringement activities have been increasingly rampant, " Yan Xiaohong, deputy director of the National...

2006-01-26 18:52:00

By Doug Palmer WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. and European officials hope to agree on a number of steps to halt piracy in China, Russia and other countries around the world in meetings on Thursday and Friday, a Commerce Department official said. "We've got to be as global and sophisticated in our approach as the pirates and the counterfeiters are in their approach," Chris Israel, the point man for the Bush administration's anti-piracy efforts, said in an interview. The two-day meeting...


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