European Parliament Stalls Vote On IP Bill, Again

Law360, New York (February 24, 2004, 12:00 AM EST) -- The European Parliament has postponed a vote on the controversial Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights Directive until early next week amid drawn-out negotiations between the Irish presidency and the European Commission.

The legislative body had been expected to vote on the bill on Monday, but decided to hold off on the measure while the Irish government, which holds the presidency of the European Union, negotiates with the European Commission to reach an agreement that can be rubber stamped next week.

The European Commission, the E.U.’s executive...
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