IP Justice responded to a question posed from the USTR to IP Justice regarding its submission in the 2022 Special 301 Annual Review Process.

Specifically, the USTR asked IP Justice to answer:

What has changed in the past year that warrants Canada’s removal from the Special 301 List?

IP Justice stated that Canada did not belong on the USTR’s Special List in the first place since it meets all of its international treaty obligations regarding protection for intellectual property.  IP Justice also said that Canada’s inclusion on the list seems like the US bullying a neighbor to change its domestic laws to favor US interests.

Read the full 8 March 2022 IP Justice response regarding Canada here and read IP Justice’s original comment to the USTR submitted on 31 January 2022 here.