On August 19, 2019, the US Trade Representative (USTR) published in the Federal Register a request for comments [Docket No. USTR–2019–0013] that identify online and physical markets to be considered for inclusion in the 2019 Out-of-Cycle Review of Notorious Markets (Notorious Markets List). Conducted under the auspices of the Special 301 program, the Notorious Markets List identifies examples of online and physical markets based outside the United States that reportedly engage in and facilitate substantial copyright piracy or trademark counterfeiting. In 2010, USTR began publishing the Notorious Markets List separately from the annual Special 301 Report as an “Out-of-Cycle Review.”
- Deadline for submission of written comments: September 30, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. ET.
- Deadline for submission of rebuttal comments and other information USTR should consider during the review: October 15, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. ET.