July 5, 2012
by Rebecca DiLeonardo
The European Parliament on Wednesday overwhelmingly voted to reject the proposed Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) in a vote of 39 in favor and 478 opposed, with 165 abstentions. The ACTA is designed to curb intellectual property theft, such as production of counterfeit goods and medicine ...[read more]
June 22, 2012
by Sung Un Kim
The International Trade Committee (INTA) of the European Parliament on Thursday rejected the proposed Anti-Countefeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) in a vote of 19-12 vote. The ACTA's goal is to counter intellectual property theft, such as fake consumer goods and medicine as well as digital file- ...[read more]
May 24, 2012
by Katherine Bacher
On May 24, 2011, the European Commission (EC) proposed reforms to modernize European Union (EU) intellectual property rights laws. The laws were intended to create more centralized regulation and help combat counterfeiting operations. The EC stated that counterfeiters were expanding their services ...[read more]
February 22, 2012
by Rebecca DiLeonardo
The European Commission said Wednesday that they will seek guidance from the European Court of Justice (ECJ) before moving forward with the ratification of the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA), a controversial international anti-piracy agreement. Commissioner Karel De Gucht said she ...[read more]
October 7, 2010
by Erin Bock
The Office of the US Trade Representative (USTR) and other participating countries on Wednesday released a draft of the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA), an international pact to defend intellectual property rights from counterfeit and piracy. The draft was released after three years ...[read more]
October 23, 2007
by Caitlin Price
The United States and the European Commission (EC) Tuesday announced plans for multinational negotiation of an Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) to promote international enforcement of copyright law. Talks have begun between the US, the European Union nations, Switzerland, Canada, Mexico... ...[read more]

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