He’s making a list
And checking it twice;
Gonna find out Who’s naughty and nice…

Yes, it’s that time of year again, the intellectual Property naughty list has been published. This year has the longest Priority Watch List that I remember with twelve countries: China, Russia, Algeria, Argentina, Canada, Chile, India, Indonesia, Israel, Pakistan, Thailand, and Venezuela.

29 countries are in the Watch List, again, quite a lot: Belarus, Bolivia, Brazil, Brunei, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, Finland, Greece, Guatemala, Italy, Jamaica, Kuwait, Lebanon, Malaysia, Mexico, Norway, Peru, Philippines, Romania, Spain, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, and Vietnam.

There is not much to comment on this development, other than perhaps to bemoan the continuing existence of this list. Intellectual property is much more complex than piracy and counterfeiting.

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IP Down Under » China Update 14 May 2011 from IP Think Tank / 中国知识产权动向,2011年5月14日来自IP Think Tank · May 14, 2011 at 1:07 am

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