The European Commission has launched a public consultation on the state of Canadian economic rules ahead of the negotiations on a Canada – EU free trade agreement (hat tip – Jamie Love). The consultation includes a full chapter on intellectual property including questions on satisfaction with Canadian IP law, whether […]
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Fresh off the European Parliament resolution calling for greater ACTA transparency, the European Commission has announced plans for a public consultation meeting next month. Moreover, the EC has updated several of its public documents (Fact Sheet, FAQ, Backgrounder) in which it seeks to respond to claims regarding ACTA transparency.
The European Commission has released an updated fact sheet on the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement negotiations.
The European Commission is conducting a USTR Special 301-like survey on IP enforcement in non-EU countries. The deadline for submissions is May 31, 2008.
Charlie McCreevy, the European Commissioner for Internet Market and Services, has issued his annual policy strategy in which he notes that "protection of intellectual property and copyright also raises important questions of their effect on consumers" and calls for balance in that respect.