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Negotiators reach impasse over ACTA

Emma Barraclough, London


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

"I think that this is a red line. If we do not manage to get designs and geographical indications included then I really ask myself what would be the great benefit of this Agreement," EU trade commissioner Karel De Gucht...


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