Estados Unidos de América
Observancia de los derechos de propiedad intelectual
17. Please explain what materials the US regard as "adequate evidence to satisfy the competent authorities that there is prima facie an infringement of the right holder's intellectual property rights" stipulated in Article 52 of the TRIPS Agreement. For example, as for patent rights, is a written opinion statement prepared by a lawyer regarded as "adequate evidence", and can the right holders request the ITC to commence a procedure to identify whether or not the goods infringe the right based on the statement?
See the response to question 16.