The draft of the Agreement, which is said to be close to
final, comes after a series of meetings between representatives
of 37 countries over a period of some three years.
IP rights owners have broadly welcomed the negotiations, and
the first responses from IP groups to the latest draft have
been positive, though there remain concerns about the lack of
emerging markets included in the negotiations.
There are also some indications that rights owners would
have liked the draft agreement to go further in raising IP
Alan C Drewsen, executive director,
We are pleased to see that significant progress has been
made in Tokyo, and we congratulate the negotiators for their
dedication and hard work. Counterfeiting is an enormous problem
that poses both economic and social risks to countries across
the globe. The ACTA negotiations have been an important step in
addressing those threats. As we review...