Estados Unidos de América
Observancia de los derechos de propiedad intelectual
[Follow-up question from Japan] With respect to the replies to questions 3, 16 and 17 from Japan, the United States of America states that amendments of laws and/or regulations are currently under review and pending approval. Please explain: (a) outline of present laws and/or regulations, including whether there are not any provisions or other treatments are stipulated; (b) outline of the amendments being prepared; (c) expected timing of approval.
(a) The outline of the present regulations is found at the beginning of 19 C.F.R. § 133. (b) The amendments being prepared will expand and clarify the information that may be disclosed to interested parties, clarify Customs position regarding materially and physically different grey market goods and make the procedures that apply to trademarks and copyrights more uniform. (c) The amendments have been prepared for final publication and are being processed as expeditiously as possible.