US Trade Representative Requests Comments on Review of China’s Intellectual Property Commitment.

Dana Colarulli at IPO clued me in to the United States Trade Representative’s (USTR’s) recent request for public comments on conducting an out-of-cycle review of China’s commitment to intellectual property protection.

USTR will examine whether China’s actions are producing substantial progress toward a significant reduction in IPR infringement levels in China. USTR requests written comments from the public concerning the acts, policies, and practices relevant for this review under Section 182 of the Trade Act.

Comments may be sent via e-mail to with ‘‘Special 301 Out-of-Cycle Review’’ in the subject line and must be received by Monday, January 31, 2005.