Costa Rica Back On USA Intellectual Watch List

The US commerce department reported that Argentina, Chile and Venezuela remain on the priority list monitoring with respect to violation of intellectual property rights.

It also includes nine other Latin American nations in the second watch list – where also appears Costa Rica, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Dominican Republic,Ecuador, Guatemala, Mexico and Peru.

According to the Microsoft Corporation in Costa Rica, 6 out of 10 computers sold here come with pirated software.

In the case of Argentina, the report highlights the significant concerns about the widespread availability of pirated software and a prolonged delay in patents.

The blacklist is headed by China and other twelve nations, including Algeria, Canada, India, Indonesia, Israel, Pakistan, Russia, Thailand and Ukraine.

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