In the 2014 Special 301 Report, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) announced that, in order to assess progress on engagement with the Government of India on intellectual property rights (IPR) issues, an Out-of-Cycle Review (OCR) would be conducted for India. USTR requests written submissions from the public concerning information, views, acts, policies, or practices relevant to evaluating the Government of India's engagement on IPR issues of concern, in particular those identified in the 2014 Special 301 Report. The 2014 Special 301 Report is available at www.ustr.gov.
Deadlines: Friday, October 31, 2014—Deadline for the public, except foreign governments, to submit written comments.
Friday, November 7, 2014—Deadline for foreign governments to submit written comments.
Addresses: All written comments should be filed electronically via www.regulations.gov, Docket Number USTR-2014-0020, and be consistent with the requirements set forth below. Please specify “2014 Special 301 Out-of-Cycle Review of India” in the “Type Comment” field.
For Further Information Contact: Susan Wilson, Director for Intellectual Property and Innovation, Office of the United States Trade Representative, at Special301@ustr.eop.gov. Information on the Special 301 Review is available at www.ustr.gov.