The USA welcomes the partial revision of the Swiss Copyright Act

20.05.2020 | Law and policy

In response to criticism from the US entertainment industry, the United States Trade Representative (USTR) placed Switzerland on a ‘watch list’ in 2016 in its annual report on countries that insufficiently protect American IP interests (the Special 301 Report). The USA argued that it was not sufficiently possible to enforce copyright on the internet in Switzerland. In recognition of amendments to the Swiss Copyright Act, which came into force on 1 April 2020, the USTR has now removed Switzerland from its Watch List in its 2020 Special 301 Report.