DS: Ireland — Measures Affecting the Grant of Copyright and Neighbouring Rights

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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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