IACC recognizes DINAPI´s work
The International Anti-Counterfeiting Coalition (IACC) recently filed a report before the U.S. State Department highlighting the efforts of the Paraguayan National Office of Intellectual Property (DINAPI), in the fight against piracy and counterfeiting.
The IACC is a non-profit organization dedicated to fighting against counterfeiting and product piracy and guides work by countries in this area. It also proposes which nations should be included in the Watching List 2016. In an effort to ensure its members’ intellectual property rights are safe from illegal copying, infringement and other forms of theft, the IACC engages in substantive dialogue with governments and rights-holders around the world.
With regard to Latin American countries, the IACC recommends DINAPI authorities take the necessary steps to improve the system of intellectual property rights, such as strengthening coordination between law enforcement and customs officials, and among trading partners in the region, such as Brazil and Argentina.
Paraguay has been monitored by the office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) since 1998. Subsequently, a memorandum of understanding with the U.S. government was signed, after which Paraguay was removed from the List of Special Enforcement 301, which reflected a new image for the country internationally.
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