In a series of tweets, the European Commission confirmed that the treaty will be referred to the Court of Justice of the EU. Commissioner Karel De Gucht took part in the workshop.
Supporters of ACTA, including the International Trademark Association (INTA), were also present. This caused some confusion in the twittersphere, as one of the European Parliament committees is also known as INTA.
INTA (the association) tweeted: “Commissioner Karel De Gucht ‘#ACTA is a defense on your livelihood’.”
The detail of the question the European Commission will refer to the Court of Justice will not be known until at least later this month. It also remains to be seen whether the European Parliament will join the Commission, or file a separate question.
You can follow the debate on twitter using the hashtag #ACTA. Opponents of the agreement often also use the hashtag #StopACTA.
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