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  • Is April 12 the day ACTA died?

    April 12, 2012

    An influential European politician has indicated that he will recommend that ACTA be rejected, making it increasingly unlikely that the Agreement will ever be implemented in Europe

  • EU trade negotiator talks tough on ACTA

    March 05, 2012

    MEPs clashed with representatives of the European Commission last week as they sought to understand the legal – and political – implications of the anti-counterfeiting deal ACTA

  • ACTA battle fought out on Twitter

    March 02, 2012

    As the European Parliament hosted a workshop on ACTA yesterday, activists on both sides of the debate took to social media site Twitter to present their case

  • ACTA worries raised at the WTO

    March 02, 2012

    Brussels was the setting for impassioned debate over the EU's approach to ACTA this week. But it wasn’t the only place where concerns were raised in Europe

  • MEP: Why Parliament needs legal advice on ACTA

    February 28, 2012

    The rapporteur for a key committee in the European Parliament has urged MEPs to refer a separate question to Europe’s highest court over the legality of ACTA

  • When will the CJEU rule on ACTA?

    February 27, 2012

    EU Trade Commissioner Karel De Gucht last week said that the Court of Justice of the EU will be asked to rule on the legitimacy of ACTA. But how soon can an opinion be expected?

  • Is ACTA falling apart in Europe?

    February 10, 2012

    Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Latvia have all said they will not ratify the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement following protests

  • EU rapporteur resigns over ACTA "manoeuvres"

    January 27, 2012

    The European Parliament’s rapporteur for the international anti-counterfeiting deal ACTA has resigned after the agreement was signed by the EU and a group of its member states

  • EU finally signs ACTA

    January 26, 2012

  • Why Mexico didn’t sign ACTA

    October 11, 2011

    Mexico’s failure to sign the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement last week could have been avoided, said José Rodrigo Roque-Díaz, the new head of the country’s IP Office

  • EU and others won’t sign ACTA tomorrow

    September 30, 2011

    Representatives from ACTA’s negotiating countries will gather for a signing ceremony in Japan tomorrow, though several will not be able to actually sign

  • Wikileaks: Leaked cables reveal Italian 301 anger

    February 10, 2011

    The leaked cables about the ACTA negotiating process published by WikiLeaks also reveal the anger of the Italian government at its negative write up in the USTR’s 2008 Special 301 report

  • WikiLeaks: Japan thought China WTO case “not necessary”

    February 10, 2011

    A series of leaked cables between the Japan and US governments about ACTA also explain why Japan was reluctant to join a possible US case again China at the WTO for poor IP enforcement

  • WikiLeaks shines spotlight on ACTA

    February 10, 2011

    A series of leaked cables have exposed the conflicts behind the negotiations for the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement

  • Business urges strengthening of ACTA

    November 19, 2010

    A group of business organisations has welcomed the release of the final version of ACTA, but also said some areas need to be strengthened

  • Final ACTA draft released

    November 16, 2010

    The US Trade Representative released a finalised draft of the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement yesterday

  • Interview: what ACTA means for trade marks

    November 17, 2010

    Candice Li, external relations manager for anti-counterfeiting at INTA, answers Managing IP’s questions about the final ACTA draft

  • At a glance: what’s changed in the latest draft

    November 16, 2010

    The final ACTA draft released this week resolves a number of questions that were still in dispute when the previous draft was published last month

  • Rights owners react to ACTA

    October 08, 2010

    The latest draft of ACTA was published this week. Managing IP provides a summary of comments so far

  • Why India is sceptical about ACTA

    October 08, 2010

    India has no plans to join the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement, as the country’s top IP official explained in a recent interview

  • Draft treaty limits liability for ISPs

    October 08, 2010

    Internet service providers are likely to celebrate key concessions in the latest version of the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement

  • Near-final ACTA draft published

    October 07, 2010

    The latest, near-final draft of the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) sets out basic standards for enforcement – but does not go as far as many critics feared

  • Disagreements remain despite ACTA discussions

    August 23, 2010

    The tenth round of ACTA discussions concluded on Friday with seemingly little progress made

  • Scope of ACTA under discussion

    August 19, 2010

    Reports from close to this week’s ACTA discussions suggest that negotiations are still largely focused on the proper scope of the agreement

  • Devigne sets out EU priorities for ACTA

    July 19, 2010

    ACTA will not criminalise any new types of IPR infringement, according to Luc Devigne, one of the leading EU negotiators of the agreement

  • Negotiators reach impasse over ACTA

    July 19, 2010

    Disagreement between the EU and the US over the scope of any Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) became clear this week, after the EU’s chief negotiator said he “strongly disagreed” with proposals that it only cover copyright and trade marks

  • Next round of ACTA talks begins

    June 28, 2010

    Negotiators are meeting in Lucerne, Switzerland this week in the latest round of discussions on the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA)

  • China and India raise ACTA concerns

    June 16, 2010

    Tensions between developed and developing countries over the draft Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) have surfaced at the recent meeting of the TRIPs Council

  • ACTA draft causes controversy

    May 01, 2010

    Managing IP presents its guide to the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement

  • The ACTA draft – reading between the brackets

    April 22, 2010

    The ACTA draft shows that the negotiators still have a long way to go before reaching agreement on key issues

  • No mandatory three strikes in ACTA

    April 22, 2010

    The negotiators of a controversial agreement designed to reduce counterfeiting and piracy published a draft for the first time on Wednesday

  • ACTA – a timeline

    April 22, 2010

    The publication of the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement is only the latest stage in a long-running negotiation process that was initially intended to be completed by the end of 2008

  • Critics respond to draft treaty

    April 22, 2010

    Some campaigners and academics have long called for the publication of the draft ACTA text. Now it’s available, what do they make of it?

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