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NINTENDO OF AMERICA ISSUES STATEMENT ON SPECIAL 301 DECISION

 NINTENDO OF AMERICA ISSUES STATEMENT ON SPECIAL 301 DECISION
 WASHINGTON, April 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Nintendo of America Inc., through its general counsel, Lynn E. Hvalsoe, issued the following statement regarding the announcement by the U.S. Trade Representative that Taiwan has been designated a "Priority Foreign Country" under the provisions of the Special 301 trade law:
 Nintendo of America applauds today's action, which recognizes the serious threat that Taiwan's failure to protect intellectual property rights poses to U.S. products, including Nintendo video game cartridges. More than 20 U.S. senators and representatives from both parties and representing nine states had urged the action taken today against Taiwan.
 Nintendo and the U.S. companies that independently develop and market Nintendo-licensed video games, as well as the companies that license film and character rights for use in our games, have been victimized by Taiwan's failure to stop the counterfeiting of millions of video game cartridges, which are distributed worldwide. That is why we asked the USTR in February to designate Taiwan a "Priority Foreign Country." It is important to note that a company created and partly owned by the Taiwanese government, United Microelectronics Corp., makes most of the semiconductor chips used in the counterfeit cartridges.
 Nintendo now looks forward to the USTR investigation of Taiwan under Section 301 and is hopeful the U.S. government will succeed in negotiating changes that will resolve the serious deficiencies in Taiwan's intellectual property laws and ensure adequate and effective protection of our copyrights and other intellectual property rights. Failing that, Nintendo would support the imposition of tough trade sanctions against Taiwan."
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 /NOTE: Lynn Hvalsoe is available for phone interviews./
 /CONTACT: Frank Kauffman, 202-944-5190, or Holly Kobran, 202-944-5126, both of Hill and Knowlton for Nintendo/ CO: Nintendo of America Inc. ST: District of Columbia IN: CPR SU:


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