Japón
Estados Unidos de América
Observancia de los derechos de propiedad intelectual
[Follow-up question from Japan] With respect to the reply to question 19 from Japan, please provide statistical information related to Section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930 for each of the years 1995 to 1997, including the number of cases filed, the number of cases whose investigations were initiated, the number of cases whose target dates were set and the targeted duration for the completion of the investigation.
In 1995, 11 section 337 petitions were filed, 11 investigations were initiated, nine were given target dates by the US International Trade Commission (the other cases were subject to the old rules). Eight of the nine were to be completed within 12 months and one within 12 1/2 months. In 1996, 13 section 337 petitions were filed, 12 investigations were initiated, and all 12 were assigned target completion dates. The target completion dates varied from ten 1/2 months to 21 months. As of 1 December 1997, 11 section 337 petitions have been filed in 1997, 11 investigations were initiated, and all but three have been assigned target dates and target dates will be assigned those three shortly. Target completion dates ranged from 12 months to 15 months.