Over the past week, I have had several posts on ACTA in the wake of the most recent leaked text, including a scorecard
on the major remaining areas of disagreement, one assessing the growing rift
between the U.S. and E.U., Canadian positions
on ACTA, the changed U.S. position
on anti-circumvention rules, and a look at geographical indications
, a key issue for the EU. On top of these posts, there is additional information disclosed
last weekend that Luc Devigne, the lead EU negotiator is taking on new responsibilities (though the EU says he will continue on ACTA).
Putting the pieces together, I think it may be worth considering whether the EU is prepared to walk away from ACTA altogether, leaving the U.S. with a far smaller agreement that cannot credibly claim to set a standard for the G8 or developed world.
Why raise this possibility?
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The SpicyIP Blog notes that Canada is one of several countries that have asked to join consultations on the World Trade Organization dispute between India and the EU over in-transit seizures of generic medicines (ie. seizures of the meds originating in India and traveling through Europe to another destination). The […]
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