Romania is on the Watch List in 2014

special-301The 2014 Special 301 Report highlights the progress of Romania in the sphere of IPR enforcement. The positive tendency is a result of the work of the GPO IPR Department and the cooperation between enforcement and prosecution. New procedures for prosecuting IPR crimes have come into force on January 1, 2014. All of this is considered as a big step in the fight against online piracy and counterfeiting.
However, there still are some concerns regarding IPR protection and enforcement in Romania. The United States stimulates Romania to ensure the needed resources and training by the authorities in charge, so that they could ensure effective approach to the problems of piracy and counterfeiting.

Internet piracy, judicial delays and the lack of deterrent-level sentencing remain significant issues for Romania.

The entire report can be found here.