On August 16, 2017, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) published in the Federal Register a notice [Docket No. USTR-2017-0015] requesting written comments that identify online and physical markets based outside the United States that should be included in the 2017 Notorious Markets List (List). Conducted under the auspices of the Special 301 program, the List identifies online and physical marketplaces that reportedly engage in and facilitate substantial copyright piracy and trademark counterfeiting. In 2010, USTR began publishing the Notorious Markets List separately from the annual Special 301 Report as an “Out-of-Cycle Review.”
- October 2, 2017 at midnight EST: Deadline for submission of written comments.
- October 16, 2017 at midnight EST: Deadline for submission of rebuttal comments and other information USTR should consider during the review.