WASHINGTON, April 30 The United States on
Wednesday named China and India among countries on its blacklist
of countries failing to properly protect U.S. copyrights and
patents but kept their status unchanged from the previous
The U.S. Trade Representative did not designate any
countries a "priority foreign country," the worst label in its
annual scorecard on how well countries protect U.S. patents,
copyrights and other intellectual property rights, which can
lead to action against a trading partner.
The United States said it would redouble efforts to seek
better IP protection in India, which U.S. businesses had wanted
named as the worst offender this year.
(Reporting by Krista Hughes; Editing by James Dalgleish)