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Lamy Calls For IP Enforcement in China

by Mary Swire,, Hong Kong

Monday, November 8, 2010

World Trade Organisation director-general Pascal Lamy addressed an international seminar in Shanghai on the economic transformation of China, and the legal transformation of international intellectual property law. This marked the 15th Anniversary of the Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights agreement. Read Full Story


Negotiated ACTA Text Is Released

by Glen Shapiro,, New York

Monday, October 11, 2010

Although there are a small number of outstanding issues, the text of the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement has now been publicly released following the conclusion of the final round of negotiations in Tokyo, Japan, on October 2. Read Full Story


ACTA Negotiations Progress, But No Draft Text

by Glen Shapiro,, New York

Thursday, August 26, 2010

The statement by the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement partners regarding their recent round of negotiations, in Washington, D.C. from August 16-20, said that discussions were further advanced in all sections of the agreement. Read Full Story


India Voices TRIPS/ACTA Concerns

by Ulrika Lomas, for, Brussels

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

The Indian delegation to the WTO TRIPS Council meeting on June 9 has spoken of its concerns regarding the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement, echoing recent statements by China. Read Full Story


ACTA Text To Be Made Public

by Ulrika Lomas, for, Brussels

Monday, April 19, 2010

The countries participating in the negotiations for an Anti Counterfeiting Trade Agreement have agreed to make a draft text of the discussions available to the public, amid growing protest over the secrecy within which the talks are being conducted. Read Full Story


MEPs Condemn ACTA Secrecy

by Ulrika Lomas, for, Brussels

Monday, March 15, 2010

While supporting efforts to protect intellectual property rights through an international anti-counterfeiting agreement, Members of the European Parliament are insisting that they must be kept abreast of the negotiations and that data protection and privacy rights of citizens must be safeguarded. They would also rule out the introduction of a "three strikes" internet disconnection as a penalty for three online copyright infringements. Read Full Story


EU Data Watchdog Slams ACTA Secrecy

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

The European Data Protection Supervisor has expressed concern that the negotiations towards an Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement, which have potentially serious implications for individual privacy, are being held under an apparent cloak of secrecy. Read Full Story



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