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U.S. says China has fallen short on ‘Phase 1’ intellectual property commitments

U.S. says China has fallen short on 'Phase 1' intellectual property commitments

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – China has fallen short on its commitments to protect American intellectual property in the ‘Phase 1’ U.S.-China trade deal signed last year, the Biden administration’s trade office said in a new report issued on Friday.

The U.S. Trade Representative’s “Special 301” report on intellectual property said that China had made amended its Patent Law, Copyright Law and Criminal Law last year and published several draft regulatory measures on IP.

“However, these steps toward reform require effective implementation and fall short of the full range of fundamental changes needed to improve the IP landscape in China,” USTR said.

(Reporting by David Lawder)

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