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Cablegate: Ukraine 2007 Special 301 Notification Delivered

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DE RUEHKV #1085 1281403
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 081403Z MAY 07
FM AMEMBASSY KYIV
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 2241
INFO RUCPDOC/USDOC WASHDC

UNCLAS KYIV 001085

SIPDIS

SIPDIS

STATE FOR EUR/UMB AND EB/TPP/MTA/IPC (JBOGER)
STATE PLEASE PASS TO USTR FOR JGROVES/LMOLNAR
USDOC FOR 4201/DOC/ITA/MAC/BISNIS
USDOC FOR 4231/ITA/OEENIS/NISD/CLUCYCK

E.O. 12958: DECL: N/A
TAGS: ECON ETRD KIPR UP
SUBJECT: UKRAINE 2007 SPECIAL 301 NOTIFICATION DELIVERED

REF: A. KENNEDY-KRAMER EMAIL OF 5/1

B. STATE 56773

1. Deputy Econ Counselor delivered ref B points and Special 301
report language to Volodymyr Zharov, Deputy Chairman of the State
Department of Intellectual Property, on May 8. Zharov thanked the
USG for its recognition of progress made in recent years, and said
he hoped the GOU's further efforts to improve IPR protection would
soon result in Ukraine moving off of the Priority Watch List. He
said he hoped Ukraine would have the opportunity to draw on U.S.
technical expertise in effectively addressing difficult IPR
problems, such as those identified in the Special 301 Report.

2. Post understands that this information was also delivered by USTR
to Deputy Minister of Economy Valeriy Pyatnytskiy during bilateral
consultations in Washington on May 1 (ref A).

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