John McDermott


The author explores why the U.S. has been severely criticized by many of its trading partners, including India, for engaging in unilateralism and for using "gun boat diplomacy" to encourage improvements in intellectual property protection abroad. The author thus concludes that while believing that a "GATT solution" is preferable, the USA will undoubtedly continue to use Special 301 until bilateral or multilateral agreements are reached which protect intellectual property rights of American companies overseas. (Editor’s abstract.)



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