EU Trade Plan Targets Commercial Infringement

Law360, New York (April 21, 2010, 5:28 PM EDT) -- In a draft version of the proposed Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement released Wednesday, the European Commission outlined a plan aimed at policing large-scale intellectual property violations without infringing consumers' civil liberties.

The draft laid out civil and criminal enforcement procedures currently under consideration by the U.S., the European Union and other negotiating countries.

On the civil side, ACTA provides for injunctive relief, damages and in some cases the destruction of infringing goods, though some debate remains as to the types of intellectual property that the agreement will...
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