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From Wellington to Lucerne: Tracking the Major ACTA Changes

While the parties have not formally disclosed it, the immediate ACTA schedule now appears to include discussions between the U.S. and the EU next month in Washington followed by a full round of talks (Round Ten) in Japan in September.  Some have criticized the exclusion of the remaining ACTA countries in the August discussions, but as I posted earlier, the ACTA text has really come down to a U.S. vs. EU document with the remaining countries picking a side.  The sticking point in Washington will undoubtedly be scope of the treaty, with the EU pushing for inclusion of geographical indications and the U.S. making it clear they are willing to cave on almost anything that does not involve changes to domestic law.  Geographical indications would require change, however, which is what led to my post speculating about the possibility of an ACTA without Europe. 

Last week I posted a scorecard on the major areas of disagreement. This final chart highlights the key changes from the April meeting in New Zealand to the June meeting in Lucerne, with many changes the result of a shift in U.S. position.

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July 30, 2010 Comments are Disabled News

Full ACTA Leaks Again: Updated To Lucerne Round

One day after the European Parliament held hearings on ACTA, the full text of the agreement – updated to include the most recent round of talks in Lucerne – leaked online.  The leaked text includes full attribution of country positions.  More details on the key changes and developments soon.

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July 14, 2010 2 comments Must Reads

ACTA Round of Talks Concludes: Next Meeting in U.S.

The ninth round of ACTA talks concluded yesterday in Lucerne, Switzerland.  The usual statement followed the talks with confirmation that talks focused on the main IP enforcement issues.  The statement denied that ACTA will have an impact on medicines shipments and personal border searches.  The next round of talks will […]

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July 2, 2010 2 comments Must Reads

Next ACTA Negotiation Round Details Leaked

Information on the next round of ACTA negotiations has leaked out with reports that it will be held in Lucerne, Switzerland from June 28 – July 2, 2010.

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April 29, 2010 1 comment Must Reads