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Intellectual Property Rights Blowing in the Wind

If ever we hated to say "we told you so", this is that moment. The U.S./Brazil dispute over U.S. cotton subsidies [1] has landed the U.S. on the wrong side of a WTO ruling, resulting in sanctions. Brazil has already identified 102 U.S. products on which it will now impose those (sanctioned...

United States-Brazilian Cotton Dispute: The Possible First-Ever WTO-Sanctioned Cross-Retaliation against IP Rights

Developments have been moving fast in Brazil regarding the possible first-ever WTO-sanctioned cross-retaliation against intellectual property rights. In November 2009, the World Trade Organization (WTO) gave Brazil the formal go-ahead to impose sanctions on U.S. imports after previous WTO rulings...

UPDATE: Walter W. Palmer on the U.S./Brazilian WTO dispute

Walter W. Palmer, of Pinheiro Palmer Advogados, discusses Brazil IP News - Legal instrument permits Brazilian federal government to suspend IP and similar rights as "cross-retaliation" in WTO disputes. June 21, 2010 Correspondence from Walter W. Palmer of Pinheiro Palmer Advogados...