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(a) RESOURCES TO PROTECT INTELLECTUAL PROP10
ERTY RIGHTS.—

  • (1) POLICY.—The Secretary of State and the Secretary of Commerce, in consultation with the Register of Copyrights, shall ensure that the protection in foreign countries of the intellectual property rights of United States persons is a significant component of United States foreign and commercial policy in general, and in relations with individual countries in particular.
  • (2) DEDICATION OF RESOURCES.—The Secretary of State and the Secretary of Commerce, in consultation with the Register of Copyrights, and the heads of other appropriate departments and agencies, shall ensure that adequate resources are available at the United States embassy or diplomatic mission (as the case may be) in any country that is identified under section 182(a)(1) of the Trade Act of 1974 (19 U.S.C. 2242(a)(1)) to ensure—
    • (A) aggressive support for enforcement action against violations of the intellectual property rights of United States persons in such country;
    • (B) cooperation with and support for the host government’s efforts to conform its applicable laws, regulations, practices, and processes to enable the host government to honor its international and bilateral obligations with respect to the protection of intellectual property rights;
    • (C) consistency with the policy and country-specific priorities set forth in the most recent report of USTR under such section 182(a)(1); and
    • (D) support for holders of United States intellectual property rights and industries whose access to foreign markets is improperly restricted by intellectual property related issues.

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