USTR Press Release on ACTA Negotiations

By |June 5th, 2008|

Sean Spicer of USTR on ACTA: "The main focus of the discussion was border measures, particularly how to deal with large-scale intellectual property infringements, which can frequently involve criminal elements and pose a threat to public health and safety. ..."

IP Justice White Paper on the Proposed Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA)

By |March 25th, 2008|

In 2007 a select handful of the wealthiest countries began a treaty-making process to create a new global standard for intellectual property rights enforcement, the proposed Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA). ACTA is spearheaded by the United States, the European Commission, Japan, and Switzerland -- those countries with the largest intellectual property industries. Other countries invited to participate in ACTA’s negotiation process are Canada, Australia, Korea, Mexico and New Zealand. Noticeably absent from ACTA’s negotiations are leaders from developing countries who hold national policy priorities that differ from the international intellectual property industry....

IP Justice White Paper on the Proposed Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA)

By |March 25th, 2008|

Anti-Consumer and Anti-Public Interest Treaty Proposed by Intellectual Property Industry, US, Europe, Switzerland, and Japan

Provisions for ACTA – According to Office of US Trade Representative

By |March 25th, 2008|

According to Oct. 2007 USTR "Fact Sheet", the proposed Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) would contain the following provisions: International Cooperation, Enforcement Practices & New Legal Framework....

ACTA’s Misguided Effort to Increase Govt Spying and Ratchet-Up IPR Enforcement at Public Expense

By |March 21st, 2008|

IP Justice Comments to the U.S.T.R. on the proposed Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA). IP Justice firmly believes that ACTA’s costs to the public far outweigh any public benefit it might provide. The financial expense to tax-payers to fund ACTA would be enormous and steal scarce resources away from programs that deal with genuine public needs like providing education and eliminating hunger. ACTA would burden the judicial system and divert badly needed law enforcement and customs resources away from public security and towards private profit. Unfortunately the zeal to “beef-up” enforcement measures on which ACTA rides often leads to the violation of privacy rights, bypassing due process protections, and cutting-off the free flow of information. ACTA proposes to set new international norms to lock countries into pre-determined policy choices when flexibility is needed.

“Special 301” in Action: Relationship Between Trade Organizations and USTR

By |May 13th, 2007|

How the trade group, the International Intellectual Property Association (IIPA) Drives the Agenda at the Office of the US Trade Representative through the "Special 301" Process by Filing Annual Reports on Intellectual Property related trade losses.

The Basic Principles of TRIPS (IPR HelpDesk)

By |March 19th, 2007|

There are two principles that influence the interpretation and application of TRIPS and that must be mentioned here: the principle of national treatment and the most favoured nation principle.

Photos from FTAA Santiago Meeting

By |January 24th, 2006|

IP Justice Santo Domingo Statement: ‘Why the Americas Should Resist Pressure to Adopt the FTAA’s Intellectual Property Rights Chapter’

By |January 28th, 2004|

IP Justice Santo Domingo Statement:
Why the Americas Should Resist Pressure to Adopt the FTAA’s Intellectual Property Rights Chapter

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28 January 2004
 
IP Justice Santo Domingo Statement:

Why the Americas Should Resist Pressure to Adopt the FTAA’s Intellectual Property Rights Chapter
Despite enormous pressure […]

“FTAA Intellectual Property Rights Chapter Threatens Freedom and Free Trade”

By |October 20th, 2003|

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