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Complaint by the United States.
On 14 May 1997, the US requested consultations
with Ireland in respect Irelandís alleged failure to grant copyright
and neighbouring rights under its law. The US contended that this
failure violates Irelandís obligations under Articles 9-14, 63, 65 and
70 of the TRIPS Agreement. On 9 January 1998, the United States
requested the establishment of a panel.
Mutually agreed solution
On 6 November 2000, the parties
informed the DSB that they had reached a mutually satisfactory solution.
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