Japan — Measures concerning Sound Recordings

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(as cited in request for consultations)
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Mutually Agreed Solution notified: 17 November 1997


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Complaint by the European Communities.

This request for consultations, dated 24 May 1996, concerns the intellectual property protection of sound recordings under GATT Article XXII:1. Violations of Articles 14.6 and 70.2 of the TRIPS Agreement are alleged. Earlier, the United States requested consultations with Japan on the same issue (WT/DS28), in which the EC joined.


Mutually agreed solution

On 7 November 1997, both parties notified a mutually agreed solution.

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