U.S.-Australian Trade Talks Focus on IPR

Law360, New York (October 19, 2003, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Intellectual property rights are expected to take center stage in this week's top-level negotiations on trade and services between Australia and the United States, the Australian Financial Review reported.

Policy makers are concerned the U.S. has taken a very hard line on intellectual property rights and are encouraging Australian negotiatiors to stand up to their U.S. counterparts, according to the newspaper.

Talks came to a standstill about 18 months ago after Australian researchers complained to the government that a proposal to change IP policy by U.S....
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